Jessica Reid

Partner  jr@dawsoncornwell.com

Jessica Reid - Dawson Cornwell

A lawyer who "fights tirelessly and fearlessly for her clients," Jessica is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" by The Legal 500, 2021, in the elite "Up and Coming" list by Chambers HNW 2020, as a "Young Turk - Rising Star Family Lawyer" by The Spears 500, 2020 and is featured in the elite Citywealth Leaders List 2020. She joined Dawson Cornwell in 2016 and was made up to partner in 2019.  

Jessica has specialised in family law since qualifying in 2009. She undertakes divorce and financial cases in all areas of private family law matters, particularly those with an international element. This includes advising on international jurisdictional disputes, cohabitation and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, financial disputes on separation, interim financial applications including interim maintenance and legal services payment orders, civil partnership matters, as well as enforcement matters.  She is especially known for her experience in complex and high value financial cases, often involving non-disclosure, offshore assets and trusts, with considerable experience in complex litigation of this type, and also her drafting and advising on very high net worth pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements with multi-jurisdictional considerations. She also advises on private children cases including contact with children, leave to remove and specific issue applications. Jessica conducts some of her own advocacy, where appropriate.

Jessica is also praised for her "good reputation" by The Legal 500, 2018 as a Resolution trained mediator and is currently undertaking mediation face to face and virtually. 

Jessica is a member of Resolution.  Known for "working in a conciliatory manner with her opponents" and "building rapport with her clients", she is committed to achieving negotiated settlements in a non-confrontational way, wherever possible.

 

  • Shortlisted for the Citywealth Future Leaders Family Law Associate Award 2018

Next Generation Partner
Jessica Reid “is an excellent choice: measured, responsive, great on paper and in person.”
The Legal 500 2021

Up and Coming Notable Practitioner
Jessica Reid is a specialist in financial remedy matters. A client says: "Jessica's knowledge of the system and understanding of my particular situation was a great help and gave clarity in emotional situations." Another source says Reid has "great judgement" and is "very good at building rapport with her clients."
Chambers HNW 2020

Young turk - Rising Star Family Lawyer
She is especially known for her experience in complex high value financial cases.
The Spear's 500 2020

"Jessica is a dedicated and hard-working lawyer with tenacity and charm."
Citywealth Leaders List 2020

Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 2020

"Clients are in safe hands with Jessica who promotes their best interests whilst still working in a conciliatory manner with her opponents."
Citywealth Leaders List 2019

Next Generation Lawyer
Jessica Reid has an "excellent manner with clients"
Legal 500 2018-2019

Jessica Reid has recently become a Resolution trained mediator – she  has a "good reputation". (Mediation)
Legal 500 2018-2019

2018 Future Leaders Top100 List
Citywealth, 2018

Next Generation Lawyer
Jessica Reid is "head and shoulders above many of her peers. Technically and strategically she is extremely astute and has an excellent bedside manner."
Legal 500, 2017

"Jessica Reid is a dedicated and hard-working lawyer with tenacity and charm. She has a maturity beyond her years and is definitely one to watch. Clients are in safe hands with Jessica who promotes their best interests whilst still working in a conciliatory manner with her opponents."
Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Prominent Figure
"Jessica fights tirelessly and fearlessly for her clients. She knows her case backwards, and leaves no stone unturned."
Citywealth Leaders List 2016

Prominent Figure
"...officially a "big gun" in matrimonial law"
Citywealth Leaders List 2015

"has "great judgement," providing "clarity in emotional situations""

Chambers HNW, 2020

"an excellent choice: measured, responsive, great on paper and in person"

The Legal 500, 2021

“head and shoulders above many of her peers: technically and strategically she is extremely astute"

The Legal 500, 2017

"has a maturity beyond her years and is definitely one to watch"

Citywealth Leaders List, 2017