Jennifer became a tenant of 3 Stone Buildings in September 2009, and is currently developing her practice in all areas of Commercial and Chancery work.
She regularly appears as a sole advocate in both the High Court and County Courts and has appeared (as junior counsel) in the Court of Appeal.
Jennifer is ranked in Chambers & Partners UK 2013 as an ‘up and coming’ junior in the field of Pensions.
Notable recent cases
Jennifer’s recent cases include:
Arab Banking Corporation & ABC Islamic Bank v. Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers (AHAB) (2011) Jennifer was instructed, with Andrew Twigger QC, to act on behalf of ABC and ABCIB banks to recover a sum in excess of US$100 million from AHAB, a partnership based in Saudi Arabia. The case was set to be one of the largest cases before the commercial court in 2011, but ended on the 4th day of trial after AHAB admitted contractual liability. Instructed by Herbert Smith LLP.
Benedetti v. Sawiris  EWHC 1330 (Ch). Jennifer assisted Geoffrey Vos QC, Joe Smouha QC (of Essex Court Chambers) and Andrew Twigger in preparing the successful Claimant’s claim, which consisted of a three month trial before Pattern J regarding a commercial dispute following a $12 billion leveraged buy-out of a telecommunications company. Instructed by Herbert Smith LLP. The case is currently on appeal to the Supreme Court.
Re Hampel Discretionary Trust 1999 (27 June 2012, Henderson) J LTL 27/6/2012 EXTEMPORE. Jennifer successfully appeared on behalf of the applicants to rectify an inter vivos trust deed, which did not represent the applicants’ intentions.
Keith Maxwell Tamlin & Ors v. Holly Holbrook Samuel Edgar & Ors (Times, February 23, 2012) Acted (as sole counsel) for the Third Defendant, a beneficiary under two related family trusts. The case concerned the Claimant trustees’ application for the Court’s approval of advancements to wind-up the two trusts. Instructed by Trowers & Hamlins LLP.
Futter v. Futter & HMRC  EWCA Civ 197;  Ch. 132;  3 W.L.R. 19 Jennifer was instructed, with Richard Wilson, to act as junior counsel for the Respondent trustees in HMRC’s seminal appeal to the Court of Appeal, challenging the rule in Re-Hastings Bass. Instructed by Withers LLP. The case is currently on appeal to the Supreme Court.
Jennifer acted as junior counsel (with Gilead Cooper QC and Andrew Child) on behalf of a professional trustee, in relation to a substantial application for Beddoe relief. The proceedings were heard in private in the Chancery Division by Lindsay J in May and June 2010. Instructed by Boodle Hatfield LLP.
- Entrust Pension Ltd v. (1) Prospect Hospice Ltd and (2) Yvonne Hunter  EWHC 1666 (Ch) and  EWHC 3640 (Ch). Jennifer acted, with Fenner Moeran, on behalf of the Second Defendant, a representative member of the ‘Flexiplan’ pension scheme, in a two stage trial regarding the level of benefits due to scheme members. Instructed by Eversheds LLP.
- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd v Applegate.  EWHC 3741 (Ch). Jennifer is acting on behalf of the trustees of the Konica Minolta pension scheme in proceedings commenced by the employer for rectification of the scheme rules. A trial of preliminary issues was heard in December 2012, which concerned statutory preservation requirements and their application to the scheme. Instructed by Eversheds LLP.
Chancery Bar Association
Association of Pension Lawyers
Jennifer read law at New College, Oxford, where she was awarded a New College Law Scholarship. She subsequently obtained the BCL at New College, Oxford, focusing on restitution, trusts, civil procedure and international economic law. Jennifer completed the BVC at BPP, and received the Wigglesworth, Hubert Greenland and Hardwicke scholarships from Lincoln's Inn.
Before joining Chambers, Jennifer spent a period of time as an intern in the litigation department at Clyde & Co LLP, and at a specialist litigation firm, Trief & Olk, in New York.
Since becoming a tenant, Jennifer has undertaken a short secondment to the pensions department of Eversheds LLP, London and to the dispute resolution department at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP.
Contributor to Tolley’s Pension Law chapter: “Dispute Resolution and Pension Scheme Litigation”.
Author of LexisNexis Practice Note: “Seeking Guidance from the Court: Part 8 Claims” (Oct 2011).
01 December 2010
Private Client Seminar: A Matter of Life and Death