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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
9400 GARSINGTON ROAD
OXFORD BUSINESS PARK
OXFORD
OX4 2HN
England

Work Department

Family.

Position

Head of the family law team in Oxford, specialising in family law, particularly in more complex financial cases and difficult disputes concerning arrangements for children. Accorded top ranking in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 for many years. A Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, one of only a relatively small number of UK family law specialists outside London who are members.

Career

Articled Dawson & Co, Lincoln’s Inn 1986; qualified in 1988, and joined Manches & Co’s family department in London; moved to Oxford in 1995 to set up its family department there. A qualified collaborative lawyer.

Memberships

Resolution; Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Education

York University (1984 BA hons English and related literature); College of Law, Chester.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

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Jane MitchellPenningtons Manches LLP

A Thames Valley powerhouse with international reach, the team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP handles complex matters such as the high-profile case of Villiers v Villiers. Esteemed family lawyer Jane Mitchell co-heads the team and services high-net-worth individuals. Her fellow co-head Kerry Fretwell is a renowned specialist in divorce proceedings. Third in the leadership team is Ruth James, who handles matters complementary to family law such as international tax, corporate structures, and property transactions. Their team includes associate Eleanor Moodey who has recently handled several financial and children matters, particularly those with an international aspect.