Jennifer is an official CPDcast contributor and contributes to the following podcasts:
"A capable performer who interprets the law excellently", she is "mature and sensible in her outlook and very commercial." (Chambers & Partners Guide 2008)
Jennifer Haywood has a broad commercial chancery practice, with an emphasis on breach of fiduciary duty, company, insolvency, partnership, fraud and contentious trusts and probate.
Jennifer has worked on a number of partnership dissolution cases and other partnership matters. She can advise on the construction of partnership, LLP and limited partnership deeds and on issues such as whether a partnership deed is binding, whether a partnership can be repudiated, how goodwill should be valued, whether partners have breached their fiduciary duties, whether partners can be or have been validly expelled and how the disability discrimination and age discrimination legislation affects partnerships/LLPs.
Jennifer has also advised on non-contentious matters including business transfers and drafting partnership and LLP deeds.
In the company law and insolvency field, Jennifer has particular experience of cases relating to directors’ duties and minority shareholder rights. Her experience of personal insolvency encompasses disputes over ownership of the matrimonial home, individual voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy restriction orders, disputed bankruptcy petitions and challenges to trustees’ remuneration.
Jennifer also has considerable experience of trust and probate claims, having been instructed on cases arising out of breaches of trust, undue influence, breaches of attorneys' fiduciary duties, Beddoes applications and claims to beneficial interests in property by way of constructive/resulting trust. She has been instructed on a number of family provision cases and contentious probate cases, including those involving issues of capacity, forgery, false statements and foreign wills and actions to remove executors.
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