Jenny McKeown

Partner  |  Stephenson Harwood
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family business governance
Dispute resolution
Asset protection

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Acting for a Nigerian settlor to replace Jersey Trustees and then seeking to work with the Jersey trustees to avoid the underlying family business being put into liquidation - there were some very interesting WP settlement meetings attended by the creditors, the clients and, on one occasion, a local tribe leader who introduced himself as a Nigerian Ambassador for peace.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Keep a sense of humour and always ensure that you are on top of recent legal developments.

What is your favourite quote?

"This too shall pass."