“If I could, I’d have her on speed dial for the rest of my life” – client

CONTACTS

Tel: 020 7608 4589
jemmaoneill@goodmanray.com

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Children →

Divorce and Relationship Breakdown →

International →

Jemma is a solicitor specialising in all areas of private family law.

Jemma has particular expertise in situations of separation and divorce, where she specialises in financial cases and private law children cases for parents unable to agree key parenting decisions.

Jemma is experienced in a wide range of financial cases from those with complex asset portfolios for high net worth clients to cases in which needs are the focus. Jemma has a particular interest in TOLATA cases where the ownership of a property is in dispute, whether resulting from a shared investment situation or extended family interests in a property.

Jemma is experienced in the drafting of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Where issues relating to children arise Jemma represents clients on applications for child arrangement orders, including applications for contact and residence orders, leave to remove from the jurisdiction (moves abroad) and internal relocation (moves within the country) as well as specific issue orders on a particular question relating to a child’s upbringing such as which school a child is to attend. Jemma’s cases include those where the children have been made wards of court.

Jemma has been particularly noted for her calmness and empathy and the high level of support she offers clients. She has been praised for her meticulous preparation and astute advice when supporting clients through mediation or representing clients in lawyer-led negotiations and through the legal process.

Reaching an agreement is the objective in every case, and is typically the outcome.

Where however agreement has not been possible Jemma represents clients in court with a measured but firm approach, ensuring that court proceedings are conducted efficiently with the result of achieving a fair and appropriate settlement or court order.

Jemma joined Goodman Ray in 2014 as a senior associate. Jemma now practises at Goodman Ray as a consultant. Jemma is a member of Resolution.

Testimonials:

  • “If I could, I’d have her on speed dial for the rest of my life” – client

 

Published Articles:

  • The Great Repeal Bill and Brussels IIa : March [2017] Fam Law 272
  • The Great Repeal Bill : May [2017] Fam Law 477

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