31/5/2021 by Edward Sorrell
In our latest edition of Realm Talks To..., we caught up with Jennifer Roulston, Family Solicitor at Lund Bennett.
In the interview, Jennifer lets us in on her day-to-day role as a family solicitor, explains who has been her biggest career inspirations and how she became interested in becoming a lawyer.
How do you usually start your working day?
With a really good coffee and a gossip!!
At what age did you decide that the law was for you?
I really hate to admit this but in the 80s - LA Law was so glamorous.
What’s been the proudest moment of your career so far?
I acted for a lady and her child and about 10 years later bumped into them in a supermarket - both were crying telling me the positive impact I had on their lives.
Every recommendation from a previous client makes me proud.
Who’s the biggest inspiration in your career?
My old senior partners – John Spittle and Norman Banner – both taught me that being nice makes you far more successful
What’s the most interesting case you’ve worked on?
Too many to mention - I often think I should write a memoir
What advice would you give to someone just starting in the law?
You have to love it! Make sure you surround yourself with positive great lawyers
What’s your go-to work from home snack?
I really want to say healthy snacks but in reality toast, sweets and supernoodles!
What are you most looking forward to doing now that lockdown is lifting?
Of course - getting out to restaurants and pubs!!! At Lund Bennett, the diary has been booked for day 1!!
Do you prefer a night in or a night out?
Night out – or preferably day and night out!!
What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Line of Duty was a must but now we can socialise again I do not have time for TV!
About Jennifer Roulston
Jennifer Roulston is a Family Solicitor at Lund Bennett.
Jennifer has specialised in family law since 2000 and joined Lund Bennett in 2020 having previously been the Head of the Family Department at a large regional law firm. She specialises in all areas of family law including financial matters for married and unmarried couples, children issues and pre-nuptial agreements.
Jennifer is frequently recommended by fellow Solicitors and Barristers who appreciate her straight-talking and honest advice to clients.
She has been involved in many high-profile matters which have resulted in significant media and public interest. Jennifer is a member of Resolution and sits on the Resolution Panel for Practice Standards.