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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
Web:
www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Jennie Smith, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Jennie Smith

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Position

Family – public law: Jennie specialises in all aspects of public law work, regularly appearing in both County Court and High Court matters. Experienced in representing the local authority, parents (both directly and through the Official Solicitor), extended family, intervenors and children’s guardians. Takes a particular interest in representing vulnerable adults. Experienced in Court of Protection matters. Family – private law: experienced in both the County Court and High Court representing parents, extended family and Rule 9.5 guardians. Covers all private law applications at all stages. Regularly appears in cases involving allegations of domestic violence and sexual and physical abuse. Recently concluded a High Court matter involving complex foreign domicile and jurisdictional issues. Matrimonial finance and cohabitation disputes: conducts all stages of ancillary relief proceedings in both the County Court and the High Court representing both publicly and privately-funded clients. Has experience of high-net-worth cases, analysis of business accounts and agricultural/farming issues. High Court cases have included foreign domicile and jurisdictional issues, freezing/Mareva injunctions and hidden assets. Regularly advises and represents in TOLATA claims and claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Employment: experienced in all aspects of discrimination and unfair dismissal representing both claimants and respondents. Also regularly involved in cases involving breach of contract, TUPE, whistle blowing, working time regulations and the minimum wage. Experienced in representing both appellants and respondents in the EAT.

Career

Called 2002; Inner Temple.

Education

University of East Anglia (LLB); Nottingham Law School (BVC).

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