Able to handle complex financial issues and private law children matters. She is practised in Schedule 1 issues and further represents clients in Schedule 3 matters. Allen is also comfortable dealing with complex trust and tax issues relevant to financial remedy proceedings. Strengths: "Thorough, calm, controlled, pragmatic and sensible." "If there is a way to settle a case she will find it." "Her client skills are excellent and she is especially good at making difficult men feel as though they are being heard. This allows them to get into the right headspace so they can negotiate sensibly and settle their cases."Chambers and Partners 2021
Jude is an experienced and thorough financial remedies practitioner and is also proficient in private law children work. She has a particular expertise and interest in Schedule 1 cases (including where these combine with cohabitant claims under TLATA) and is the author of the chapter on financial provision for children in the new edition of Rayden & Jackson on Family Matters. Jude is increasingly instructed to act in complex ‘Intervenor’ cases involving third party claims.
Jude advocates a pragmatic approach grounded in legal principle and responsive to the particular case and client. She is known for having instinctive common-sense judgment from the outset and for being extremely client friendly; empathetic whilst ensuring that she gives realistic and commercial advice as to outcome. She is a firm litigator but places equal emphasis on effective negotiation inside and out of Court.
Jude is a Resolution all issues mediator and has a busy mediation practice, where she is able to bring her calm manner and creative thinking to the fore in order to assist her clients in reaching bespoke solutions.
Jude has lectured widely, through Chambers, for Jordans and more informally for solicitors on request.
Financial remedies especially Schedule 1, cohabitation disputes and Private Law children.
NA v MA  EWHC 2900 (Fam)
Chapter on Financial Provision for Children in the upcoming new edition of Rayden & Jackson on Family Matters
- Inner Temple
- Resolution affiliate member
- BVC, City University (Inner Temple Major Scholar)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Law, City University (Inner Temple Major Scholar)
- BA (Hons) Modern History, Balliol College, Oxford (Exhibitioner)
- Richmond upon Thames FE College
"She's incredibly well prepared, personable and someone who clients really like. She's constructive, good at negotiation and is proficient at both children and finance work." Chambers & Partners 2018
Married with two young children and enjoys spending time with her family, playing poker and comedy.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jude was a journalist and editor at the online Telegraph.