Areas of law covered
I act for claimants in clinical negligence and personal injury claims. I specialise in catastrophic injury claims.
I also assist clients in resolving disputes about Wills, Estates or Trusts.
- Disputes as to the validity of a Will
- Inheritance Act claims for financial provision acting for both Claimants and Estates
- Disputes over the identity of an Executor or Administrator and their handling of an Estate.
- Trust disputes
- Disputes over the assets comprised within an Estate or Trust.
- Solicitor (LLB/LPC)
Brief overview of your career
I graduated from Manchester University with a LLB Law degree and I started my legal career as a personal injury paralegal in 2002. I qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and since then have gained considerable experience working exclusively for the victims of accidents and medical negligence. I joined Griffith Smith LLP as head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department in 2010.
I became Head of Litigation in 2018 and have since developed expertise in contentious probate matters.
Professional memberships & accreditations
- Accredited Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Scheme
- Accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers at Litigator level
- Working toward a recognised accreditation with ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Probate Solicitors)
What you offer your clients
I am fiercely supportive of my clients and always willing to go the extra mile to fight their corner and get them the settlement they deserve.
I am known for my sympathetic handling of the most sensitive of cases, including those involving fatalities.
Why you love what you do
All disputes are stressful, particularly when they involve family members and arise following the loss of a loved one. I am passionate about helping people through their disputes and trying to achieve the best result through negotiations but I am prepared to pursue matters vigorously through the Courts when necessary.
When dealing with cases involving serious injury we are often able to secure funding for rehabilitation and financial support to help our clients get the treatment they need and to replace lost earnings. It is very rewarding to help people get their lives back on track in this way.
I have two young children and when I am not running around after them I enjoy (trying) to run for fun. I particularly love getting out for a run on the South Downs.
I have found Jenny to be very approachable and helpful and would definitely recommend Griffith Smith.
Jennifer was fantastic kept us informed all the way.
Thank you for helping me to gain justice in such a kind and supportive way.
I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Jennifer Ray is an absolute star, she was always available when I needed to talk to her and she kept me up-to-date with every step of my case. I wish every professional person I have come into contact with was as professional as this lady. I would recommend anybody to use Jennifer Ray in similar cases.Mr B, Maidstone
I was treated with courtesy and kindness throughout what was an upsetting time for me. My case was dealt with promptly and the settlement meant I was able to move on with my life.Ms H, Brighton
I cannot thank you enough for taking on the claim. The last couple of years have been so difficult emotionally that it was a tremendous relief when you agreed to take the case over and bringing it to such a satisfactory conclusion – so thank you once again.Mrs F, Brighton
Excellent service, 100%.Mr H, Essex
Thank you, exceptional service and communication.Mr G, Brighton
It was only when Jennifer took over my case that things actually happened. Her communication was excellent.Mr M, East Sussex
A very satisfactory service in advice and results, thank you.Mrs T, Brighton
Thank you for all your help.Mr C, Bournemouth
The whole procedure was very daunting but you couldn’t have been more helpful in obtaining a satisfactory conclusion. You were easy to talk to and I would certainly recommend you.Mrs D, Farnborough
Jenny has been a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend your service to others.Mrs C, Brighton
The outcome far exceeded my expectations. I was delighted!Mr J, Brighton
Excellent service provided, I actually felt looked after and confident with my solicitor throughout. I extend my sincere thanks and gratitude for all that has been done.Mr R, Henfield
…Many thanks for everything you have done to bring my case to a satisfactory conclusion.Mr P, Lancing
Contentious Probate - I felt completely as ease with Jennifer she was calming experienced and diligent in the way she acted for me although I was very anxious about the matter Jennifer helped to reassure my fears