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Ms Jennifer Lee
Jennifer is a specialist family law practitioner. She has a thriving practice in the area of family finance, and has successfully represented high net worth clients in complex cases involving inherited wealth, family businesses, significant pensions, trusts, and nuptial agreements. Many of her cases involve foreign assets and cross-jurisdictional issues, and the validity or otherwise of an overseas marriage or divorce (including those pertaining to jurisdictions in Asia and Africa). Jennifer has appeared in high-profile reported cases, most notably in Veluppillai v Veluppillai & Ors.  EWHC 3095 (Fam)(High Court) and in LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends and Breach of Court Orders)  EWFC B62. She has experience of Court of Protection matters particularly where there are parallel divorce proceedings, and complex children work including surrogacy/modern parenting, having acted for commissioning parents based in the UK and abroad in HFEA cases. Jennifer is regularly instructed in arbitrations, private FDRs and mediations, and sits as a private FDR ‘judge’. She has been consistently ranked in the directories as a leading junior in her field, and has been highly commended for her attention to detail and her robust approach, both in negotiations and during hearings.
Called 2007 (Lincoln’s Inn). A member of Pump Court Chambers since 2008, having completed pupillage with Edward Boydell and Leslie Samuels QC. She co-heads the Court of Protection Team in chambers with the latter, and sits on the ADR and Pupillage and Tenancy Committees (portfolio for pupillages). Jennifer now specialises exclusively in family law, with a particular emphasis on high net worth family finance and complex children work. She is regularly invited to give seminars on family law, and has written articles for Resolution, Westlaw and HNW ThoughtLeaders4, amongst other publications.
English, basic Mandarin and Malay
- Family Law Bar Association
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate)
- The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA),
- Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society
University College London (LL.B, 2005), The London School of Economics (LL.M, 2006).
Scholarships: Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award (2006), Cholmeley Studentship (2008)
Music and art, foreign travel.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy) Ranked: Tier 1
Jennifer Lee –Pump Court Chambers ‘Jennifer is superb! She works harder than anyone I know. Her preparation is always thorough and articulated superbly. She is able to put clients at ease as well as deliver frank advice. Jennifer will fight to the bitter end for her clients!’
Pump Court Chambers are described as the ‘go-to‘ set in the Western Circuit by clients and the family team specialise in all aspects of private and public children law. Edward Boydell heads the family finance team and specialises in high-net-worth financial remedy cases. Leading silk Leslie Samuels QC regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal for high-profile cases; Jennifer Lee is highly recommended for instructing high-value, complex cases concerning inherited wealth, family businesses, and hidden assets; and leading silk Penny Howe QC is noted for her focus on cases involving child death, serious inflicted injuries, and sexual abuse.