Jennifer is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Team. She handles a wide range of commercial disputes, acting for both claimants and defendants in the County Court and High Court.
Jennifer’s work covers contract disputes, high value debt recovery, professional negligence claims, construction disputes (including adjudication) intellectual property matters and passing off, breach of confidence, defamation, insolvency matters (mainly winding up and bankruptcy proceedings), as well as insolvency related litigation, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes and warranty claims. Jennifer also advises on various enforcement action that can be taken to recover outstanding judgment debts.
Jenny is a keen sailor and is the Honorary Solicitor for The Cruising Association (CA).
Notable work highlights
- Experienced in representing clients at mediations and round table without prejudice meetings.
- Acting for telecoms company in high value breach of contract claims.
- Obtaining a Norwich Pharmacal Order against Trust Pilot in order to obtain the details of an individual who had posted over 100 defamatory reviews.
- Advising Plc on high value breach of contract claim.
- Successful claim in the Companies Court for a declaration that the purported board resolution had not in fact been passed and as such reversing the allotment of a share to the defendant in a company which would have otherwise meant he had the controlling share.
- Successful claim in the Companies Court for provision of documentation by one director to his fellow director in order to consider the accuracy of the companies’ accounts prior to filing at Companies House.
- Advising on claim brought under the extended limitation period provided in the Building Safety Act 2022.
- Advising in relation to claim for breach of restrictive covenants in employment contracts, service contracts and shareholder agreements and injunctive relief.
- Advising on enforcement of £40m debt due to finance company from an individual, and companies including advice in relation to security and appointment of LPA receiver.
- Adjudications in a construction context.
- Fattal v Fattal (2022) EWHC 950 (Ch) – a High Court case concerning the beneficial interest in a London property which was found to have been transferred by a businessman in the mistaken believe that his brother had paid for it pursuant to an oral agreement.
- Preston v Beaumont (2022) EWHC (Ch) – a case in which the High Court dismissed an appeal against a bankruptcy order on the grounds of alleged procedural failings.
What our clients say about Jennifer
“Overall a good result for which I am very thankful, Jennifer. Your sage advice and measure professional responses to the other party’s hyperbolic correspondence meant a lot to me whilst dealing with such a difficult issue.”
“Thank you so much for your work with this. I appreciate it has not been particularly straight forward for your and you have been exemplary in keeping us updated with the process as it progresses. You’ve always given us confidence in your professionalism and knowledge which has brought ease to somewhat stressful process. “
“You are a wealth of information second only to Alexa!”
Halo Corporate Finance
“The firm seems to take a team approach to litigation. Both Karl Cameron and Jennifer Bowes are outstanding with excellent organisational skills and knowledge of the procedural requirements for complex claims.”
“Jennifer Bowes is an excellent lawyer and her ability to identify the issues of the case and then use her technical knowledge and strong commercial awareness to drive the case forward for the clients is outstanding.”
“The outstanding Karl Cameron who heads the litigation practice is a force to be reckoned with. He is the real deal when is comes to dealing with complex matters particularly arising out of property and construction disputes. Any client would be lucky to have him on their team. Jennifer Bowes is an excellent lawyer and her ability to identify the issues of the case and then use her technical knowledge and strong commercial awareness to drive the case forward for the clients is outstanding”