Jacqueline Penfold

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Jacqueline Penfold

Specialist areas of expertise

Jacqueline’s practice covers a broad range of employment work and civil disputes including:

Jacqueline acts for both individuals and businesses of all sizes.

Background

Jacqueline has been working in our Civil Litigation Department since joining Hart Reade as a trainee in 1992. She qualified as a solicitor in 2000 (having first qualified as a legal executive) and secured a distinction in her post graduate diploma in legal practice. Jacqueline became a partner in 2004.

Strengths

Jacqueline has considerable experience of all forms of disputes and gives reliable high quality advice.

Jacqueline will always be realistic about the merits of your case and will provide practical advice on how to resolve your dispute or to prevent one arising. Often a strategic view at the outset of a matter can improve your prospects of reaching a successful outcome and reduce costs.

Jacqueline can quickly understand the issues and give expert pragmatic advice. She has a good commercial awareness and will always look at the cost effectiveness of the options available to you.

Most of her clients would prefer to avoid going to Court and (where appropriate) she encourages the use of all forms of alternative dispute resolution e.g. negotiating settlements, mediation etc.

Jacqueline is skilled in negotiating settlements but if Court proceedings are unavoidable, she has the experience, energy, drive and tenacity to pursue matters to trial.

Jacqueline is friendly, approachable and always professional. She is committed and hard working. She takes a real interest in her clients and will support you throughout the dispute.

Approach

Jacqueline’s aim is to help you achieve practical and cost effective dispute resolution quickly and efficiently.

“Very helpful and empathetic.”

Helpful, approachable and competent.

Jacqueline was absolutely top class. To explain and help me understand the intricacies of the matter we were working on was very reassuring.

Jacqueline was helpful, straightforward, confident in style and also approachable and supportive.

Very helpful and informative. Clearly explained complex issues. Would highly recommend.

I was already a HR client and extremely happy with Jacqueline Penfold. It was a positive experience with Emma also, she was equally as professional, approachable and gave sound advice.

Very pleased with the service I received. I felt that I was being valued and that the lawyer I was dealing with was giving enough time for me to understand all aspects of my case.

Very kind and understanding service.

Just to say thank you for all of your services and your help.

This is the third time we have used your services – for buying a house, writing a Will, and a settlement agreement. As always, everyone was helpful, friendly, professional and efficient.

Jacqueline and her assistant Della were very helpful, friendly and efficient

Thank you! Excellent service, quick, easy & efficient

Thank you! Excellent service, quick, easy & efficient

All very well handled professional and helpful with good follow-up. Excellent administrative response as well, including on telephone

Jacqueline Penfold was extremely helpful throughout the process

All very well handled professional and helpful with good follow-up. Excellent administrative response as well, including on telephone

Jacqueline Penfold was extremely helpful throughout the process

Jacqueline was an absolute rock to me at a very traumatic time. Her advice and support was invaluable

Jacqueline was an absolute rock to me at a very traumatic time. Her advice and support was invaluable

Mrs Penfold offered a clear and concise explanation of the intricacies involved and with what is not an everyday occurrence.

Areas of practice

Support staff

Della Wood

Legal Assistant