Jennifer van Deursen

Jen is the Senior Media Officer for Today’s Conveyancer, Today’s Wills & Probate  and Today’s Family Lawyer.

Having gained a degree in Multimedia Computing, Jen fell into a content role after successfully applying for a job at Cheshire Police. During her 6-year service, she took on the role as personal Press Officer under the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire and worked in the busy press office for the force.

Jen has experience in the marketing and communication sphere, which stems from her time in the public sector, private care sector and now here at the Practical Vision Network, where she can utilise her skills and challenge herself further.

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Maguire family law announce new appointment

Leading divorce and family law firm, Maguire Family Law, has appointed Olivia Barry as its latest Associate Solicitor, as it looks to expand its growing team. Olivia joins Maguire Family Law, having previously worked at the national specialist family law firm, Stowe Family Law LLP, for three years. She obtained her law degree from Keele […]Read More

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SRA appoints new Head of Welsh Affairs

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has increased its engagement with the legal sector in Wales by appointing its first ever Head of Welsh Affairs. Former Head of Policy at Citizens Advice Cymru, Liz Withers will lead the regulator’s public affairs and stakeholder engagement activities in Wales, including strengthening its understanding of the Welsh legal landscape […]Read More

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Well-being award added to Family Law Awards

The Family Law Awards have added a Well-being award to this year’s category list, to shine a spotlight on the resilience of the family law sector. The award will recognise the family law firm, chambers or other legal organisation, which has demonstrated the strongest commitment to providing or promoting a working environment that supports the mental […]Read More

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SRA Chair reappointed for three-year term

Anna Bradley has been reappointed as the Chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Board for a second three-year term. Anna will be the SRA Chair until December 2024, having originally taken up the post in January 2019. Her reappointment was confirmed by an independent panel chaired by Elizabeth Filkin CBE. During her tenure as […]Read More

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HMCTS operational position: weekly summary update

HMCTS have updated their operational summary for week commencing Monday 24th May 2021. Updated: We actively encourage our staff and all court users to support their local authorities by taking part in surge testing in areas affected by variants of concern. We also strongly encourage everyone to continue with twice-weekly asymptomatic rapid testing regardless of […]Read More

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HMCTS operational position: weekly summary update

HMCTS have updated their operational summary for week commencing Monday 17th May 2021. We encourage all users to access testing available to them. Home tests are now available from all English and Welsh courts and tribunal sites and will be offered to all professional court users, legal professionals, judiciary, contractors, jurors, witness services and staff […]Read More

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One in four contemplate leaving family law

A quarter of family justice professionals are on the verge of quitting the profession as the toll of lockdown on their mental health becomes clear, the family law group Resolution revealed today, ahead of the release of a landmark well-being report. Over 1,200 family law practitioners surveyed for the report, which will be published next […]Read More

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Responding to a Cyber Security Breach

Continuing with our compliance theme, Matthew Locker, a Cyber Security Consultant at Apstorm has shared his ideas on how law firms can remain compliant in the modern world. The legal sector is rich in sensitive data and financial transactions, unfortunately, this makes it an attractive target for many cyber actors including, criminals, activists and possibly […]Read More

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