Jessica Reid

Partner  Jessica.Reid@dawsoncornwell.com

Jessica Reid - Dawson Cornwell

A lawyer who "fights tirelessly and fearlessly for her clients," Jessica is ranked as a "Leading Individual" by Chambers 2023 and Chambers HNW 2022, as a "Next Generation Partner" by The Legal 500 2023, as a "Rising Star Family Lawyer" by The Spears 500, 2022 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 claims, often with an international element. This includes jurisdictional disputes, pre and post nuptial agreements, financial settlements and enforcement. She has considerable experience in complex, high value financial cases involving non-disclosure, off-shore assets and trusts.

She also advises on private children cases including contact, 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

Leading Individual
Jessica Reid is experienced in advising on complex family law matters including nuptial agreements, jurisdictional disputes and financial settlements. "Jessica is exceptional - clear, concise and considerate in her approach and shows a high level of expertise and knowledge. She clearly wants the best for her clients." "She is extremely bright, organised and pleasant to deal with." "She is really firm but fair in her approach and does her best to make sure her client is represented to the fullest extent." "She is very thorough, details-focused and knows the law; I trust her implicitly."
Chambers UK 2023

Next Generation Partner

“Jessica Reid – an outstanding member of the team! Her ability to genuinely care for her clients and her sense of empathy is what makes her stand out. She has the ability to be measured and give clarity in emotional situations. She is highly professional and knowledgeable. You can feel safe with Jessica knowing that you are being represented by one of the best there is.
Legal 500 2023

Leading Individual

Jessica Reid is "outstanding; her knowledge, expertise and professionalism was apparent from the first meeting and continued throughout," says a client. "Most of all her kindness, understanding and ability to build a strong rapport was essential when dealing with an emotional time. She has the ability to remain measured and show clarity. It always felt that Jessica would go above and beyond for her clients and she genuinely cares." A fellow family lawyer reports that Reid is "very collaborative, very approachable and knowledgeable; she was really nice to deal with. She is very user-friendly and has a nice way of approaching things. She comes up with creative and practical solutions that are tailored to the client. She is very clever and an excellent drafter."
Chambers HNW 2022

Rising Star

Unusually for a London solicitor, Jessica Reid often conducts her own advocacy up to and including FDR hearings, and says that some clients specifically instruct her for this reason.
Spear’s Family Law Index 2022

Rising Star

Jessica Reid advises on all areas of family law, including complex HNW financial cases. She has particular expertise in non-disclosure cases, and those with offshore assets and international complexities. While always working tirelessly and fearlessly for her clients, she is also very committed to settling cases outside of court.
The Spear’s 500 2022

Next Generation Partner

Once again Jessica Reid was named as a “Next Generation Partner”.
Legal 500 2022

Up and Coming Notable Practitioner
Jessica Reid advises high net worth individuals on divorce and related financial matters as well as children matters.  She has particular experience in cases involving cross-border elements.  A source notes: "She is great."
Chambers HNW 2021

Rising Star
“I am astute at dealing with multi-faceted litigation with a focus on achieving settlement,” says Reid“My practice is bolstered by developing my mediation practice which has seen me instructed in complex disputes.” Unusually for a London solicitor, she often conducts her own advocacy and says that some clients specifically instruct her for this reason.
The Spear’s 500 2021

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