“Jemma Slavin is an all-round brilliant lawyer – she is excellent with clients.” (Legal 500, 2020)
Jemma has established herself as a highly respected practitioner initially in Surrey and London and more recently in the South West and Wales following her return in 2015. Jemma deals with all areas of family law including divorce and separation, cohabitation disputes, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements, freezing injunctions, the breakdown of civil partnerships, jurisdictional disputes, enforcement and appeals.
She advises clients from all walks of life, including professional sportspersons, politicians and high profile businessmen and women. She has particular expertise in advising clients with substantial and complex assets including offshore trusts, pensions, company shareholdings, other business interests and property as well as finding hidden assets in the U.K. and abroad.
Jemma’s cases are often heard in the High Court due to the value and complexity of the assets involved and/or an international element. Jemma also advises on all aspects of private children law from disputes regarding child arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children both within and outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
Training & experience
Jemma studied geography at Swansea University before converting to law and completing her Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has specialised in family law ever since. Jemma has led the Bristol office since its opening in February 2018. As Regional Director of Midlands, South West & Wales, Jemma oversees Stowe Family Law’s Bath, Bristol, Cardiff & Cheltenham offices.
Jemma was nominated for Lawyer of the Year at the Bristol Legal Awards 2019.
Jemma prides herself in delivering a bespoke service to each of her clients, focussing on their individual needs and the specific dynamics of their situation whether that be by negotiating a settlement outside of the court process or robustly litigating within it. She is also a committed member of Resolution.
“Jemma Slavin is always on the other end of the phone, smart and bold in her decision making.” – Legal 500, 2021
“Jemma and the team at Stowe work with each client individually to achieve the best outcome for the client. They work in a holistic way with other professionals and provide support opportunities beyond the purely legal through referrals and workshops and seminars with coaches and other partners” – Legal 500, 2021
“Jemma Slavin is a passionate advocate of her clients’ causes and knows each case extremely well. Jemma is alive to what the client needs from the legal proceedings and does all she can to help them achieve it.” – Legal 500, 2021
“Jemma Slavin is an all-round brilliant lawyer – she is excellent with clients and well-liked by local solicitors as an opponent, not because she is an easy opponent but because she always takes a proportionate and cost-effective approach to cases.” – Legal 500, 2021