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Jennifer Lanigan

Year of call: 2018

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Jennifer welcomes instructions in all areas of practice including family, immigration, personal injury, property and housing, general civil and crime.

Jennifer read English Language and Literature at Oxford University and was called to the Bar by Middle Temple as a Queen Mother scholar in 2018. Prior to commencing pupillage, Jennifer volunteered with various organisations, including the Free Representation Unit, the National Centre for Domestic Violence, and the Citizens Advice Bureau.



Jennifer frequently appears in the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in asylum, deportation and human rights appeals, bail applications and case management review hearings. She recently successfully appealed the revocation of her client’s refugee status. Jennifer has experience representing vulnerable clients including victims of torture and victims of trafficking. Jennifer has experience of advisory work as well as drafting grounds of appeal.


Jennifer regularly acts for clients in both matrimonial finance proceedings as well as private law children cases, from preliminary hearings and applications to final hearings. Most recently, Jenny successfully represented a client in a multi-day fact finding hearing, where all seven of the client’s allegations (including those of domestic abuse) were made out.

Personal Injury:

Jennifer regularly appears in the County Court in small claims and fast track applications, case management hearings, and trials. She also represents clients in Stage 3 hearings and infant settlement hearings and is often instructed to give advices for infant settlements.


Jennifer frequently appears in the Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court and Crown Court. She has successfully represented clients on appeal in the Crown Court.

Landlord and Tenant and Housing:

Jennifer often acts for landlords and local authorities in possession proceedings.


Jennifer welcomes instructions in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and in probate claims. During pupillage, she gained experience in this area, especially of successful mediations involving adult children of the deceased.

Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School
LLM (Distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science
Graduate Diploma in Law, City Law School
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Pembroke College, Oxford University

Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple


Family Law Bar Association

Bail for Immigration Detainees

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