Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Jeff Deegan
Called to the Bar in 1989

Jeff is an experienced lawyer, known for his sincere approach and practical advice. Specialising in family law and personal injury, he practised with Northampton Chambers for a number of years before joining Fenners in 1999. Jeff appears in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury

AREA OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law: Including financial remedies; Schedule 1 Children Act matters; and inheritance claims
  • Personal Injury: a broad scope, including workplace and highways claims; occupational illness; fatal accidents and road traffic claims

For detailed guides to Jeff’s work, please click on one of the practice areas listed.

HIS WORK

Giving straightforward and realistic advice is key in Jeff’s approach. He represents his clients robustly in court and does his utmost to resolve matters cost effectively and by agreement whenever possible.

He recognises the value of conferences in Chambers, over the telephone or at the offices of his instructing solicitors, in order to facilitate settlement.

Jeff lectures on financial remedies for Chambers as part of our CPD training courses.

He accepts public access work as well as solicitor referrals.

Jeff is a highly experienced and accomplished advocate with over twenty years’ court room experience. In the early years of his practice he acted in a broad range of cases but now focuses on family work. He understands the importance of providing straightforward, realistic and practical advice which is key in his approach. He represents his clients robustly in court, and does his utmost to resolve matters cost effectively and by agreement whenever possible.

He undertakes a wide range of Financial Remedy cases, TOLATA (involving cohabitation disputes) and Schedule 1 claims. He is regularly involved in cases involving expert evidence, business and corporate issues, third party interests, dissipation of assets, property subject to trusts and where foreign property is involved.

He also has extensive experience of representing parents and children in Children Act proceedings. The nature of the disputes have varied from contact and residence issues to serious allegations of abuse.

Jeff is happily married with two children. In his spare time he enjoys running (slowly!), reading and going to the cinema.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Financial remedies: including cohabitation disputes
  • Schedule 1 Children Act: matters relating to residence and contact
  • Inheritance claims

REPORTED CASES

Wetz v Wetz 2001 EWCA Civ 1521

Quinn v Cuff 2001 All ER (D) 49

Re L (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 167

Jeff specialises in all aspects of personal injury work, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. His practice includes court work from the fast track through to high-end multi-track, and hearings up to and including the Court of Appeal.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Workplace claims
  • Highways claims
  • Disease and occupational illness work
  • Product liability
  • Claims involving minors
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Coroners Court Inquests
  • Road traffic claims
  • CICA matters

HIS WORK

Jeff provides realistic and practical advice at every stage of the proceedings and represents his clients robustly in court. He does his utmost to resolve matters cost effectively and by agreement whenever possible.

He recognises the value of Conferences in Chambers, over the telephone or at the offices of his instructing solicitors, in order to facilitate settlement.

QUALIFICATIONS

LLB: Leicester

MEMBER

Personal Injury Bar Association