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Jessica May

Jessica May

Co-founder and Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Family and Matrimonial

Company: Peters May

Location: London, England

Citywealth rating

4.416665
Average: 4.4 (6 votes)
Fee Level:
4.166665
Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.5
Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
Communications Skills
4.5
Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.5
Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
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Peer review:

Jessica combines sound legal knowledge with empathy and pragmatism - a combination of skills that greatly benefit her clients.

27 Oct 2021

Peer review:

Jessica is thorough in her research, both of the law and the personal circumstances of the client. She has an excellent manner and carries her clients with her.

27 Oct 2021

Private client review:

Jessica supported me through my Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing and instructed Legal Counsel on my behalf. Jessica is extremely professional in her approach and has a wealth of expertise. We worked to a number of tight deadlines, which required Jessica to work outside of normal business hours. Although the whole process was stressful at times Jessica has the ability to reassure and provide you with the confidence which reflects the breath and depth of her legal background.

27 Oct 2021

Peer review:

A terrific lawyer with a great sense of commercial acumen. A technical whizz but also a pragmatist. Always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

26 Oct 2021

Private client review:

Jessica was my expert guide and strategist in navigating through my complex divorce. I couldn’t have been happier with my choice of lawyer. She has a stringent eye for detail, is always tightly prepared and has a sharp ability to work out the issues. She always responded to all my messages. I couldn’t recommend her more highly. Peters May have the depth of experience to give sound counsel and the size to ensure you always feel personally looked after. I did.

20 Aug 2020

Private client review:

Working with Jessica was wonderful. I had reached out to other lawyers regarding my divorce but Jessica stood out for me. My case was complex, involving jurisdiction issues between England and South Africa which needed to be addressed urgently. She always listened to me as a client but importantly what I admired most is that she made sure she had all the facts and truth before negotiating the matter for me. Jessica was invaluable to me as she took all the stress off my shoulders and resolved the matter efficiently. She very responsive to all my questions and made me feel at ease. I would recommend her to anyone - she will have your best interests at heart!

20 Aug 2020

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Average client size: £5 million - £25 million

Fixed fee offering: No

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Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Peer review:

Jessica combines sound legal knowledge with empathy and pragmatism - a combination of skills that greatly benefit her clients.

27 Oct 2021

Peer review:

Jessica is thorough in her research, both of the law and the personal circumstances of the client. She has an excellent manner and carries her clients with her.

27 Oct 2021

Private client review:

Jessica supported me through my Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing and instructed Legal Counsel on my behalf. Jessica is extremely professional in her approach and has a wealth of expertise. We worked to a number of tight deadlines, which required Jessica to work outside of normal business hours. Although the whole process was stressful at times Jessica has the ability to reassure and provide you with the confidence which reflects the breath and depth of her legal background.

27 Oct 2021

Peer review:

A terrific lawyer with a great sense of commercial acumen. A technical whizz but also a pragmatist. Always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

26 Oct 2021

Private client review:

Jessica was my expert guide and strategist in navigating through my complex divorce. I couldn’t have been happier with my choice of lawyer. She has a stringent eye for detail, is always tightly prepared and has a sharp ability to work out the issues. She always responded to all my messages. I couldn’t recommend her more highly. Peters May have the depth of experience to give sound counsel and the size to ensure you always feel personally looked after. I did.

20 Aug 2020

Private client review:

Working with Jessica was wonderful. I had reached out to other lawyers regarding my divorce but Jessica stood out for me. My case was complex, involving jurisdiction issues between England and South Africa which needed to be addressed urgently. She always listened to me as a client but importantly what I admired most is that she made sure she had all the facts and truth before negotiating the matter for me. Jessica was invaluable to me as she took all the stress off my shoulders and resolved the matter efficiently. She very responsive to all my questions and made me feel at ease. I would recommend her to anyone - she will have your best interests at heart!

20 Aug 2020

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Successful representation for the client in complex divorce and financial proceedings

The client’s husband had left the family home in August 2016 to cohabit with his former childhood sweetheart. The parties had attended Mediation in May 2017 and reached agreement on terms of settlement. However in the course of divorce settlement proceedings, the client’s husband sought to claim a greater share of the equity in the family home on the basis that the client could rehouse herself and the child of the family with income that she held for her mother – effectively, the latter’s life savings for funding her care and maintenance in retirement. Peters May built a strong and detailed case to rebut the husband’s claim, built on contemporaneous evidence between the client and her mother to establish that the funds were beneficially owned by the client’s mother and as such, the client was unable to rely on these funds in order to meet her rehousing needs. The case was dropped by the client’s husband and a consent order was agreed. Once that issue had been clarified, the parties reached a settlement in their divorce, which resulted in the client receiving 100% of the house and a global maintenance order until the child of the family finished secondary education.