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Lydia Bonnefoy-Jenkinson

Degree: BPTC with Master of Laws in Bar Practice from the University of Law in Leeds – Very Competent (76%) and Distinction
LLB from the University of York
Year of call: 2019
Inn of Court: Inner Temple
Practice areas: Family Law, Civil
Profile:

Family

Lydia accepts instructions in relation to civil work and in all family law proceedings to include Children Law (both private and public), Domestic Abuse, Divorce and Ancillary Relief.

Background

Lydia was heavily involved with volunteering and pro-bono work throughout her degree and BPTC. Whilst studying at York Lydia was on numerous faculty boards and committees, and offered free legal advice to members of the community through the University of York Legal Advice Clinic. Similarly, whilst completing her BPTC and Masters, Lydia volunteered with the University of Law Legal Advice Clinic and advised on a complicated overseas divorce matter. She also volunteered for the Yorkshire Tribunal Advocacy Project and represented a client pro bono to successfully appeal a benefit refusal, and volunteered with the Broadford Youth Offending Team to deliver a presentation about the law on consent to male youth offenders.

After completing her Masters and Bar Course and before coming to Chambers, Lydia worked for a year at a Solicitor’s firm in the property department specialising in insurance claims arising from property damage. During this time Lydia ran a variety of litigated and non-litigated files relating to a range of claims including RTA’s, subsidence, negligence, breach of contract etc. She also regularly assisted one of the Partners in the Property team on high value, complex matters. Lydia was successful in all elements of her role from negotiating settlements out of court, to attending Pre-Action Disclosure and Case Management Hearings and obtaining the best result for the client. She gained a wealth of experience in civil claims during this time and was involved in some very specialised and complex areas of law, particularly relating to subsidence claims.

Lydia draws on her knowledge and experience to provide a specialised yet personable approach to her role, building strong relationships with professional and lay clients alike.

Interests Over the past few years, Lydia have spent a portion of the summer assisting her family renovate a property in France. She plays a range of musical instruments in a variety of styles and has done open mic nights playing both original pieces and covers. Lydia has a keen interest in theatre and often spends weekends in Stratford-upon-Avon enjoying Shakespeare plays or in London frequenting the West End.


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