Vanessa Friend > Hodge Jones & Allen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hodge Jones & Allen
180 NORTH GOWER STREET
LONDON
NW1 2NB
England

Work Department

Family Law

Position

Vanessa is a partner in the family department. Her practice encompasses all areas of family law with a particular focus on wealth protection, including cohabitation and prenuptial agreements, and the financial aspects of relationship breakdown. Vanessa also advises on children matters and specialises in leave to remove children cases.

Vanessa is also a Resolution trained mediator who mediates on all issues arising on separation.

As a solicitor, Vanessa takes a holistic approach to each client’s needs and aims to reach a negotiated outcome at the earliest opportunity. However, she also recognises the benefits of strategic litigation if the circumstances require it.

Career

Trainee solicitor, Silverman Sherliker LLP, 2007-09; Qualified 2009; Assistant solicitor, Silverman Sherliker LLP, 2009-12; Associate, May, May & Merrimans, 2012-15; Associate and Senior Associate, Hunters, 2015 to 2019, Partner, Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors 2019 to date.

Memberships

Resolution’s Litigants in Person Working Party committee
Trustee for the West London Centre for Counselling

Education

University of Bristol (BA Hons 1997-2000); University of Westminster (MA Hons 2003 -2004), College of Law, Bloomsbury, London (2005-07)