Jenny Smith > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
THE CA'D'ORO
45 GORDON STREET
GLASGOW
G1 3PE
Scotland

Position

Partner

Jenny has experience of all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation, civil partnership, financial provision, cohabitant claims, preparation of pre and post nuptial agreementscohabitation agreements and issues to do with children including residence and contact.  She has a particular interest and experience in the financial issues arising from separation and divorce, often involving high net worth, complex or unusual matters.  She has been involved in many complicated cases in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.

Jenny is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law as well as an accredited family mediator.  She is trained in interdisciplinary collaborative practice.  She is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law.

Up until 2021 Jenny was a tutor in family law on the Strathclyde University Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.  She regularly write articles and blogs and deliver talks, both externally and internally.

Jenny’s current caseload features several mid to high net worth divorce cases.  They include litigated and negotiated cases. She has several cases involving the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements and has seen an increase in the number of clients referred to her for these types of agreement.

Jenny is calm, pro-active and organised in her approach.  Her aim is always to resolve cases in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible.  She is an active promoter of collaborative practice but when required is a robust litigator too.

Memberships

Jenny was up until June 2020 a committee member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.  She was also until recently a committee member of the local Glasgow collaborative practice group.

Education

Qualifications: MA (Cantab); LLB Dip LP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Family

With a deep and experienced bench that includes six accredited family law specialists, Harper Macleod LLP‘s family practice is well placed to advise on a wide range of matters, including financial provisions on divorce, asset protection, fertility law, child relocation and abduction. The team is led by Amanda Masson, whose caseload has seen an uptick in international child law work. Jenny Smith primarily handles divorce, cohabitation and civil partnership matters, while Alexis Harper and Karen Gibbons are key contacts for contentious work. The team is supported by senior associates Jane Blackwood and Linda Walker.