The Court of Appeal has ruled that the principles allowing parents to have contact with their children who are in care continued to apply during Covid-19, even though it could create practical difficulties for local authorities. The issue arose after a mother appealed against a decision that face-to-face contact with her three young children should
Jennifer is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and a member of the Association of Children Lawyers. Previous to being a childcare solicitor, she was an advocate for the nursing and midwifery council and an independent legal advisor for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
She has represented parents, extended family members, children’s guardians and children in care proceedings. Jennifer has a particular interest in the variances and similarities in parenting across different cultures and examining whether the local authority is culturally sensitive and insightful to the differences to provide a balanced overview in assessments and implementation of bespoke professional support.
She regularly represents vulnerable clients with mental health and learning difficulties. Jennifer has acted for clients who require the use of an interpreter, advocate and intermediary.
Jennifer always gives her best to her clients and is very supportive. She is passionate about her work and has a strong relationship with instructed barristers.