Jenna commenced working for Higgins Hollywood Deazley in 2007 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2009. Jenna is a graduate of the University of Ulster, Jordanstown and the Institute of Professional and Legal Studies at Queens University, Belfast. She is an experienced Solicitor in the areas of family law, property law, wills and probate. She represents clients in matters of house sales and purchase, transfer of equity, remortgages, divorce, separation, co habitation issues, matrimonial agreements, maintenance, residence (custody), contact (access), DNA and paternity issues, cases involving Social Services and dissolution of civil partnerships.
At HHD we appreciate that family breakdown and matrimonial disputes are very often an emotional and difficult experience. We are committed to dealing with all issues with a supportive and sensitive approach whilst providing the best service to you. We are also cost efficient.
Jenna has developed a considerable expertise in all areas of family law. She is a member of the Children Order Panel which is a specialist panel of Solicitors approved and accredited by the Law Society. In September 2015 Jenna completed the Law Society of Northern Ireland Advanced Advocacy Course and is now qualified as an Advanced Advocate. In December 2015 Jenna was accredited to work on the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency Panel which represents children via a Guardian Ad Litem in Public Law Proceedings under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995. Jenna also volunteers for Lisburn and Belfast Women’s Aid One Stop Shop. This gives service users access to free legal, housing and benefits advice. Jenna also serves on the Board of Women’s Aid at Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. Jenna is also a trained collaborative lawyer and member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers in Northern Ireland.
Within conveyancing Jenna advises clients on house sales, purchases, re-mortgages and on transfers of equity. She has strong links to all local estate agents to ensure your sale or purchase transaction is a straightforward and smooth process. However should issues arise, Jenna has experience in dealing with boundary disputes, rights of way and adverse possession. Jenna is on the co-ownership panel of solicitors and various lender panels. She is familiar with stamp duty exemptions for first time buyers and the government ISA bonus scheme. Jenna also advises clients on Landlord and Tenant issues including Rental Agreements and Buy to Let purchases.
The conveyancing calculator on our HHD website ensures that personalised quotations for conveyancing work are offered to include all outlay and no hidden fees.
Jenna understands that making plans for your passing can be an uncomfortable experience, but she will sympathetically and efficiently guide you or your representatives in all aspects of this matter. She has experience in drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney and Controllership Applications.
Jenna also advises clients on Liquor Licensing, regularly supporting local publicans and restaurant owners with renewal applications and extension applications.
HHD is a member of the Law Society Home Charter Scheme and our solicitors work with many charities on behalf of HHD and regularly attend NI Hospice giving talks to carers’ groups and also at Belfast City Hospital. Our solicitors have donated their time and expertise at HHD for many years by taking part in annual will weeks or months for Action Cancer, Will Aid and NI Hospice.
If you would like to contact Jenna directly, please send her an e-mail at email@example.com