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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Caitlin Jenkins

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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Family and matrimonial.


Caitlin is an experienced litigator, negotiator, mediator and collaborative lawyer who advises on all aspects of family law. Caitlin is also an Arbitrator, qualified to arbitrate on financial disputes in family cases. Caitlin is a member of Resolution (formerly the SFLA) and is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Caitlin has written extensively for both national and legal press (such as Private Client Business) and has lectured on family law.


Trained Withers LLP; qualified 1994; solicitor Withers LLP 194-2003; senior solicitor Mills & Reeve 2003-04; associate 2004-07; partner 2007 to present.Caitlin has also been a member of the Mills & Reeve Board since 2012.


Conversational French and working knowledge of German


Member, the Committee of Cambridge Family Dispute Resolution Group.


Clare College, Cambridge (1991 MA (Hons) Law).

East Anglia: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Caitlin Jenkins - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Family

Mills & Reeve LLPsits at the top of the league as one of the go-to firms for heavy and complex family cases’. Clients describe the ‘Rolls Royce service’ provided by the practice as ‘top tier in terms of client care, out-of-court resolution and contentious litigation’. Nick Stone in Norwich leads the team and is ‘first class; he is highly regarded as one of the best matrimonial lawyers in East Anglia, a stickler for procedure who gives clients sound advice’. Caitlin Jenkins leads the Cambridge team and ‘combines robust technical knowledge with excellent people skills’. The team’s third partner is Roger Bamber, who works from the London and Cambridge offices and has particular expertise in complex financial matters involving business owners. The firm also has a strong team of associates in ‘formidable litigator’ George Sprague, who is ‘incredibly thorough and dependable, smart and practical, and has a lovely bedside manner’; Hannah Wilson, who is ‘highly rated for her collaborative work’; and Frances Bailey, who ‘has a very personable manner, can provide difficult advice when needed, and prepares matters meticulously’. Barristers also praise family law executive Christine Bensley as ‘very experienced, comprehensive and impeccable in her instructions to counsel’. The team recently acted for a husband in divorce proceedings in the High Court, which involved assets valued at more than £50m.

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London: Private client


Within: Family

Mills & Reeve LLP is ‘a dynamic firm that has really excelled in the last few years. It is a rising presence, regularly comes up against the big names, and matches, if not exceeds them’. The London team, which acts for privately funded clients, is led by the ‘astute’ Joanna Grandfield, who ‘ably manages complex financial issues for her "City"-based clients’. The Cambridge team is led by ‘absolute starCaitlin Jenkins, ‘who can do nothing wrong’, and includes senior associate Tim Whitney, who is ‘one to watch; he always makes time for his clients’.

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Family: mediation

Within: Family: mediation

Mills & Reeve LLPplaces a lot of emphasis on ADR. It manages clients’ expectations brilliantly from the first meeting through to settlement – it provides outstanding client care. Manchester-based Alison Bull is ‘very thorough and experienced in complex financial matters. She is very sympathetic but gets to the point.Joanna Grandfield ‘manages clients brilliantly’, and Caitlin Jenkins is very highly rated for her experience.

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