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Jayne Mullen

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Barrister

(Year of Call 1989)

Joined Chambers: 1989

Qualifications:

LLB Hons

Background:

Jayne specialises in complex ancillary relief cases with particular experience in analysing business accounts and complex pension provision, providing comprehensive advice at all stages of the proceedings.

Jayne appears on behalf of parties in 'limited asset' cases as well as cases involving substantial assets and incomes, family businesses (limited companies, partnerships and sole traders), assets outside of the jurisdiction, farming cases and avoidance of disposition orders.

Jayne is noted for her pragmatic and sensible approach, explaining complex financial matters and law to clients to enable them to be fully involved and in control of the decision making process.

Recommendations:

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Chambers & Partners 2017: "Arguably the leading ancillary relief barrister in the West Midlands. A wonderfully calm and collected manner coupled with a keen mind and formidable approach to advocacy." "A very experienced, capable barrister. Excellent on financial dispute cases."

Legal 500 2016: "She has an attention to financial detail that is extraordinary."

Chambers & Partners 2016: "She is always my first port of call for big international case and heavyweight work. She is technically very good and has a really grounded quality so she relates to clients really well. She is very well respected in the court." "She really gets to the detail quickly, almost like a surgeon. She cuts to the heart of the case. If there is a deal to be had she will really push for it and if it is clear they will not settle then she is ferocious. Her paperwork is very good and she leaves no stone unturned."

Legal 500 2015: "She has a very good bedside manner and relates to clients from all walks of life."

Chambers & Partners 2015: "Top of the tree in Birmingham, particularly with high-value financial remedy matters with complex accounting. A real powerhouse in complex financial disputes."

Legal 500 2014: 'Cuts through all issues and gets to the heart of the matter.’

Chambers & Partners 2014: Maintains a strong reputation throughout the Midlands for her work on high asset cases, particularly those complicated by trust issues. "She knows her clients, knows the law, and knows exactly what to do and say to protect her clients’ interests. A very sharp advocate who is commercially and emotionally aware." "Jayne is an ancillary relief specialist who combines financial acumen with excellent client care."

Chambers & Partners 2013: Described by peers as "quite simply a force to be reckoned with." She is praised for "taking the time to understand the client personally, which enables her to represent them with enormous strength."

Legal 500 2012: Jayne Mullen is ‘thorough in her approach’.

Chambers & Partners 2012: Having "blossomed into an excellent barrister," Jayne Mullen specialises in complex and high net worth matrimonial finance matters, increasingly involving farms. "She is right up at the top. Very well thought of by judges, she has very good interpersonal and client care skills," say sources.

Legal 500 2011: Jayne Mullen "sees her role and involvement with the client to be more than just her brief: she is recommended for financial cases and is particularly strong where there are complex business assets."

Chambers & Partners 2010: Jayne Mullen acts exclusively in big-money divorces. Both have strong followings, with Mullen being particularly applauded for her "great eye for detail and appealing advocacy."

Legal 500 2010: Jayne Mullen "pre-eminent in Birmingham for financial work in family proceedings."

Chambers & Partners 2009: Jayne Mullen maintains a large following, particularly for her ancillary relief work. "She knows what makes judges tick", according to observers.

Legal 500 2009: Jayne Mullen brings 'a pragmatic and commercial approach to complex financial disputes'.

Chambers & Partners 2008: Jayne Mullen impresses the market as "a very sensible barrister who is always well received by the court. She focuses exclusively on ancillary relief, across all asset ranges.

Legal 500 2008: Jayne Mullen is strong on financial support, particularly where pension-splitting or family businesses are involved.

Chambers & Partners 2007: "Specialises in complex and high net worth ancillary relief. She is widely admired as "hugely organised and a brilliant advocate."

Legal 500 2007: "Jayne Mullen is an excellent choice for divorce where family businesses or complex pension splitting is involved."

Notable Cases:

DR v GR & Ors [2013] EWHC 1196 (Fam)

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Further Information:

Pupil Supervisor

Head of the Matrimonial Finance Group

Memberships:

FLBA

UK Association of Women Judges

Appointments:

Deputy District Judge 2002

Deputy District Judge Family 2010

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