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Jess Leech

Jess Leech,
Associate

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Jess is an Associate and Legal 500 Recommended Solicitor in our Family Law Team, who advises clients on all areas of Private Family Law including Injunction Orders (Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders), Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Divorce, Separation of Finances, Cohabitee Disputes and Children Matters.

She was described in the Legal 500 (2024 edition) as “up there with the very best junior solicitors” and “excellent very professional. Quick to answer any questions that I had”.

Jess has been recognised on both the national and regional stage, with the following short listings and awards:

  • Highly Commended and National Runner Up Young Family Lawyer of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2022
  • Wilson Browne’s ‘Lawyer of the Year 2022’ at the Staff Awards Ceremony
  • Finalist Young Solicitor of the Year 2022 at the Northamptonshire Law Society Awards
  • Most Influential Emerging Female Lawyer (East Midlands) 2023 in the Influential Business Women Awards
  • Finalist Young Family Lawyer of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2023
  • Finalist ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the Modern Law Awards 2023
  • Finalist ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the Private Client Modern Law Awards 2023
  • Finalist ‘Family Lawyer of the Year’ at the Private Client Modern Law Awards 2023
  • Finalist ‘”One to Watch”’ Family Practitioner of the Year’ at The British Family Law Awards 2024

Jess graduated from Lancaster University with her Law degree, and completed her Legal Practice Course and Masters of Law at the University of Law, gaining a Distinction. Jess was a Trainee Solicitor at Wilson Browne, spending time in the Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Property and Clinical Negligence Teams, before deciding to specialise in Family Law.

Examples of Jess’ most recent work include:

  1. Financial settlement with assets totalling in excess of £5 million
  2. Pre and post nuptial agreement with assets totalling in excess of £3 million
  3. Securing a three-week holiday abroad for a father and his children during Court proceedings who previously was having only supervised contact at a contact centre once a month, and therefore considered an unprecedented result
  4. Securing regular time between grandmother and grandson who were previously having no contact
  5. Advising on financial proceedings which included a dispute as to property ownership in Uganda
  6. Advising a Father during proceedings which included allegations of Fabricated Induced Illness (FII), a rare form of child abuse
  7. Advising a mother diagnosed with bipolar who regularly suffered psychotic episodes requiring hospitalisation, ensuring she could maintain a relationship with her child in a safe way

Jess is often praised by clients for being extremely empathetic and supportive during difficult times, and is a very approachable member of the Family Law Team.

During her spare time, Jess can be found creating content for LinkedIn as she attempts to educate the public on potential Family Law pitfalls and ‘myths’, supporting Northampton Saints or dancing. She is also a keen reader, theatre-goer and Lego builder.

Awards and Accreditations

  • Wilson Browne Solicitors The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2024

Contact Jess


    • I would just like to thank you and your team for all of you help, advice and support during my divorce, you have made it a much easier process for me and have been patient and understanding. Once again thank you so much.

      Mr M.

      *****

    • I just wanted to say thank you for your time Jess. I know you gave more than technically you should have and I found you to be candid, but understanding and sympathetic to the situation. It’s not very often people take the time to recognise great service (hate calling it that but anyway) so I wanted to share my appreciation for your empathy and valuable time and knowledge.

      Ms Martin

      *****

    • Thank you so much for your help with this matter, you’ve been absolutely amazing, and couldn’t recommend you more.

      Ms L.

      *****

    • Many thanks for your time,  it was very reassuring that you totally understand my situation and talked me through all the options and clearly explained all the pros and cons that went with them.

      Mr M.

      *****

    • From the first meeting with Jess, my mind was put at rest on the difficult situation I was in with my divorce.  I was kept up to date at all times and would thoroughly recommend Wilson Browne and in particular Jess.

      Andrew

      *****

    • I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that Ed, Jess and the family team have so far given me the best experience. I feel like you take the time to listen and I genuinely feel like you are on my side at such a stressful time. Thank you.

      Anon

      *****

    • Thank you to you for all your help in finalising my divorce you have been very professional and supportive. As I'm sure you can appreciate it's been a very stressful time and I'm relieved it is finally over.

      Ms D.

      *****

    • As soon as I met you in the initial meeting I felt a huge sense of relief that you seemed so nice and that I had someone in my corner to help me.

      Mr A.

      *****