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Penningtons Manches LLP

9400 GARSINGTON ROAD, OXFORD BUSINESS PARK, OXFORD, OX4 2HN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01865 722106
Fax:
Fax 01865 201012
DX:
155710 Oxford 13
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Jane Mitchell

Tel:
Work 01865 813615
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

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.

Member

Resolution; Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Education

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


South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Leading individuals

Jane Mitchell - Penningtons Manches LLP

Within: Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Penningtons Manches LLP is ‘an outstanding firm offering real quality to rival the top end of the London market’. The family practices in the firm’s Reading and Oxford offices are headed by Kerry Fretwell and Jane Mitchell respectively. Fretwell specialises in acting for high-net-worth individuals on a range of cases, including financial settlements between unmarried parents, and acting for intervenors, while Mitchell is widely considered to be the go-to person for financial cases and disputes regarding child arrangement orders. ‘Tenacious fighter and good lawyer’ Ruth James' practice focuses on resolving financial settlements between separating couples and arrangements for children. Also noted are senior associates Claire Clarke ('very dedicated and goes the extra mile for her clients') and Bethan Thomas (‘amazing; she is patient, kind and considerate, with her knowledge and expertise particularly reassuring’) and associate Stuart Webber ('a measured and reassuring lawyer').

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