Burd Ward are pleased to welcome Jenna Ellison to our expanding Family Law team. Jenna finished her Training contract to qualify as a Solicitor at the end of June 2016. Jenna graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2012 obtaining a law degree and a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice.
Jenna joins Burd Ward from The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) who are a UK charity providing socio-legal services offering information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. During her time at NYAS Jenna worked within the Legal Department and represented many children in both public and private law proceedings. Jenna has also assisted children making their own applications for contact with their siblings and provided assistance to children who are subject to care plans and special guardianship orders. Further to this Jenna has assisted young parents at pre proceedings meetings and assisted other young parents finding mother and baby units across England and Wales in order for them to be able to remain as a family unit. During her time as NYAS Jenna also worked as a Contact Facilitator within the contact centre and worked with families offerings supervised and supported sessions for children with non-resident parents, siblings and grandparents.
Jenna brings this wealth of experience and knowledge to the Family department and during the last year whilst she has completed her training at Burd Ward she has been able to represent both males and females who have been victims of domestic violence and has supported them obtaining orders to protect not only their own safety, but that of their children and home. Jenna works closely with the Family Safety Unit and the Refuges to be able to deal with these issues sensitively and effectively.
Jenna is also experienced in dealing with Private law proceedings where residence and contact have been an issue for parents, Jennaâ€™s experience representing children have allowed her to assist both parents come to a child focused arrangement. Jenna has also had experience acting for both Fathers and Mothers when children have not been returned and offers an approach that is timely and professional.
Since joining Burd Ward Jenna has also gained an understanding of other family law matters such as divorce, wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys. Jenna has also worked alongside the Housing department and can assist clients on possession and eviction proceedings.
Jenna is a member of the committee in the Women Lawyers Division Merseyside and is also school Governor at the Emslie Morgan Academy
Jenna is also currently working with local Charity Brightside and offers a legal drop in Clinic for anyone requiring legal assistance with any family matter. Contact Jenna directly on 0151 639 8273 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.