Since her qualification as a Hong Kong solicitor in 1997, Jennifer has been specializing exclusively in matrimonial practice and has a strong background in general litigation and extensive experience in complex matrimonial cases during the course of which she has represented a number of high-profile clients.
Educated in Hong Kong, Australia, and the UK and with an academic background that includes a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, Jennifer is particularly adept and experienced in matters that involve analysis of complex corporate structures and forensic discovery and tracing.
In 2005, Jennifer established her own matrimonial boutique firm Jennifer Ip & Co. In creating her own firm, she intends to build a family law practice that has a multitude of clients and a matrimonial practice focused on high net worth individuals. She also seeks to take on more wide-ranging cases that fall within the category of family law and for which she has a real passion including areas such as custody cases, child welfare, and child abduction cases.
Jennifer has dealt with numerous big money suits engaging in extensive tracing work. A majority of her cases have involved assets held multi-jurisdictionally and she often comes across work in countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Middle East, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. Additionally, Jennifer often handles cases involving cross-border marriages between China and Hong Kong and works closely with Chinese lawyers in matrimonial matters. She also has a wide range of connections with forensic accountants and private detectives both in Hong Kong and in China to assist her mainland clients in conducting investigation and discovery work as to hidden personal assets, evidence of infidelity and status enquiries. She has also frequently undertaken international cases including cases where there are issues regarding the forum of jurisdiction.
With around 20 years of practical legal experience and a compelling commitment to the family law practice, Jennifer is undoubtedly a reputable member in her field. She is in the Family Law Committee of the Law Society and is actively participating in advancing recommendations for changes in the current legislation. She is also a longstanding Committee Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association. Jennifer is also a co-founder of the Hong Kong Family Law Report and a Hong Kong representative of the Family Law Symposium of China. In 2018, Jennifer became a member of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers – an international group of practicising family law practitioners who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists.
Since 2007, Jennifer has maintained very close working relationships with matrimonial lawyers in China and has done many cases with the most imminent matrimonial lawyers in Shanghai and Beijing. Jennifer will also travel frequently to Shanghai and Beijing to give talks to the law societies of both Beijing and Shanghai regarding Hong Kong divorce and Mainland cross border divorce cases.