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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, employment, personal injury, property and housing, general civil and crime.

Jennifer read English Language and Literature at Oxford University. Following her law conversion, Jennifer graduated with a distinction in her master’s degree at LSE. She 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 and grounds for judicial review.


Matrimonial Finance

Jenny regularly acts for clients in matrimonial finance proceedings. She has experience representing clients at First Directions Appointments and Financial Dispute Resolution Hearings.

Private Law

Jenny has experience representing clients at all stages, from case management hearings and applications to fact finding and 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.

Probate / Inheritance

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.


Jennifer is frequently instructed in cases involving breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. She has a particular interest in this area, having focused on public law and human rights law during her master’s degree at LSE. She has experience of areas including disability discrimination, discrimination on the basis of religion, victimisation, harassment, and unlawful detention. Jennifer frequently advises on the merits of private law claims as well as judicial review.


Jennifer appears on behalf of both claimants and respondents in the First Tier Tribunal. She has successfully represented clients at all stages, from preliminary hearings through to final hearings. This includes experience of dealing with Rule 50 orders, strike out applications, and costs applications. Jennifer also has experience of successfully negotiating settlements.


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


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

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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