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.

Jodie Drummond
Called to the Bar in 2015

Jodie is an effective advocate with an approachable manner. She joined chambers in 2017 following the successful completion of her pupillage. Before joining chambers, Jodie worked as a Paralegal in a London firm and represented clients on a pro bono basis in family and education law matters.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law
  • Probat & Inheritance
  • Property

    As a tenant, Jodie has been quick to gain experience advising and representing individuals in a broad range of areas.

    HER WORK

    • Family: private children applications, financial remedy proceedings, Court of Protection proceedings, domestic violence injunctions, care and adoption proceedings, financial disputes between former cohabitants.
    • Probate and Inheritance: contentious and non-contentious probate and Inheritance Act claims.
    • Property: Landlord and tenant disputes, TOLATA claims, anti-social behaviour injunctions

    In addition to receiving instructions from solicitors, Jodie accepts work directly from members of the public on a direct access basis.

    Jodie has a busy and developing practice across all areas of landlord and tenant and real property law. She has experience of both written and court-based work.

    During Pupillage, Jodie spent a brief period working as Assistant Litigation Counsel Anglian Water where she advised on issues of nuisance, negligence, injunctive relief, landlord and tenant disputes and contractual disputes.

    As a pupil she gained experience of a wide range of disputes concerning housing, property and trust of land disputes. These included: TOLATA claims, possession claims, leases, landlord and tenant disputes and social housing and anti-social behaviour.

    HER WORK

    In addition to receiving instructions from solicitors, Jodie accepts work directly from members of the public on a direct access basis.

    Jodie continues to develop a practice in all areas of family law. She represents clients in public and private children cases, matrimonial finance, Court of Protection matters, TOLATA claims and injunctive proceedings. She regularly represents vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.

    Prior to commencing pupillage, Jodie gained experience in matrimonial finance by working as a Paralegal in the family department of Withers LLP assisting on a number of complex cases including high value financial disputes and jurisdictional disputes.

    • Private Children: Jodie accepts instructions in all stages of such proceedings, from first hearings through to final hearings.
    • Matrimonial Finance: Jodie has acted in a range of financial remedy proceedings, including applications for permission to apply and first directions appointments.
    • Court of Protection: Jodie continues to receive instructions to appear in the Court of Protection, including disputes over welfare issues, lasting/enduring powers of attorney, Deputies and statutory wills.
    • Care: Jodie has extensive experience representing local authorities and parents at all stages of public law proceedings, including emergency applications, interim and final hearings.
    • Domestic Violence Injunctions including Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders.

    HER WORK

    In addition to receiving instructions from solicitors, Jodie accepts work directly from members of the public on a direct access basis.

    Jodie accepts instructions to advise and represent clients in all areas of inheritance, related property issues, non-contentious and contentious probate work.

    Jodie also represents clients in the Court of Protection including disputes over welfare issues, lasting/enduring powers of attorney, Deputies and statutory wills.

    AREAS OF PRACTICE

    • Challenges to the validity of wills, including: undue influence, fraud and want of knowledge and approval
    • The administration of estates on intestacy: identity of the beneficiaries, ascertainment of assets and construction of wills
    • Breaches of duty by executors or trustees
    • Removal and substitution of personal representatives
    • Professional negligence in probate
    • Claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
    • Equitable co-ownership and trusts of land disputes
    • Court of Protection claims, covering issues relating to both personal welfare and property and affairs

    HER WORK

    In addition to receiving instructions from solicitors, Jodie accepts work directly from members of the public on a direct access basis.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    French and Spanish (MA), University of St Andrews

    Graduate Diploma in Law, City University

    BPTC, City University