Jenny Duggan, a senior associate in the Divorce and Family team at Stewarts, spoke as part of a webinar organised by London-based charity Toynbee Hall. Founded in 1884, the organisation has run a Free Legal Advice Centre for more than 200 years. It is the oldest still-running service of its kind in the world.

The session was published online on 29 July 2021, and covered topics that will be relevant for anyone entering into a co-parenting arrangement. “During lockdown, co-parenting has become challenging for many,” Toynbee Hall tweets.


Talking co-parenting

The topics discussed included:

  • What does a successful co-parenting arrangement look like?
  • What should parents consider as a sign that they may need to formalise co-parenting arrangements?
  • What can they do to seek help?
  • What factors should be considered when agreeing on a co-parenting plan?
  • What effect can gaslighting have on co-parenting?
  • What advice would you give to co-parents entering into new relationships?
  • How can you manage social media sharing in a co-parenting arrangement?


About Jenny

Jenny Duggan is a family lawyer, focussed on finding an emotionally intelligent route through separation and divorce as well as resolving child arrangements. She has extensive experience in a wide range of high-value cases involving complex financial and trust structures, often with international elements.

Jenny also specialises in children matters, such as contact arrangements and applications for leave permanently to remove children from this jurisdiction, as well as cases in which non-molestation and occupation orders are required. In addition, Jenny regularly works on cases involving the drafting of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

The conversation also featured Toynbee Hall’s Free Legal Advice Centre Manager Jasmine Ashley-Tagoe, and Tonya Mavri, a family support worker for London homelessness charity CARIS Haringey.


The conversation in full

Jenny Duggan joins Toynbee Hall panel discussion on co-parenting rights

More about Toynbee Hall

Toynbee Hall is an East London-based charity providing advice on legal issues, debt, welfare benefits and more.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Advice Centre has been closed and service provided remotely by phone and email.

To learn more about the charity, visit the Toynbee Hall website.




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