Jenny 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.
Jenny has been ranked in Chambers High Net Worth as an Associate to Watch. “Jenny is brilliant,” says a family law barrister; “Jenny is the kind of person you can throw an enormous case at and she won’t buckle underneath it. She is very strategic, detailed and thorough. She is incredibly resilient and exceptionally capable.” A fellow solicitor adds that “Jenny Duggan is brilliant to work with. She’s really approachable and knowledgeable.”
Jenny has also been ranked in Chambers as an Associate to Watch. Sources commented: “Jenny has very good judgement and is very bright. Whenever she’s on a case, I feel like I’m talking to a partner. She is a real authority on matters. She is a delight to have on your side and on the opposite side.”
Jenny acted in the following reported cases:
- XW v XH 2017 EWFC 76 (and XW v XH (No.2) (Reporting Restrictions Order)  EWFC 44) in which the wife was awarded one of the highest recorded English divorce settlements. In addition the case dealt with issues of special contribution, privacy and whether foreign marital contracts should be treated as pre-nuptial agreements. At the Court of Appeal the wife was successful, exceptionally, in her application for the reporting restrictions order granted in the High Court to be maintained (XW v XH  EWCA Civ 549). Furthermore her lump sum award was increased from £115m to £145m (XW v XH  EWCA Civ 2262).
- Zimina v Zimin  EWCA Civ 1429,  All ER (D) 57 (Oct) (Court of Appeal)
- WW v HW  EWHC 1844 (Fam)
Accreditations and Memberships
- Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association)
- International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
- Franco-British Lawyers Society
- Active member of the Resolution Innovation Committee.
Jenny graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree in Social and Political Sciences before working in the Constitution Directorate at the Ministry of Justice. After completing her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course in London she trained at Manches, qualifying into the family department in September 2011. Jenny joined Stewarts in October 2012.