Jenny Beck KC (Hon) 


Call Jenny on: 020 3866 5721




About Jenny

Jenny Beck is a co-founder of Beck Fitzgerald. She is an award winning family lawyer committed to accessible justice and the rights of the individual.  She is an entrepreneurial business leader successful in creating running high performance teams. Beck Fitzgerald was set up with a view to providing excellent advice and representation alongside helping to shape the future of family justice by influencing policy to make our system fairer. Jenny specialises in all aspects of divorce, separation, complex financial negotiations and arrangements concerning children.

She has particular expertise concerning the impact of domestic abuse on children and families and cases with allegations of alienating behaviours. Recognising that family breakdown involves so much more than the law Jenny is committed to working personally with clients to understand and support their needs in order to help achieve results which are fair.  She is regularly praised for her integrity and tenacity.  Jenny is often called upon by the media to provide expert insight and comment on family law and practice.

Jenny holds a number of positions on representative bodies including:

Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
Current member and former chair of The Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee
Member of The Law Society’s Family Law Committee
Current co-chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group
Private law solicitor representative on the Family Justice Council.

Awards include:
In 2021 Jenny was made an Honorary Kings Counsel (KC Honoris Causa).  The title of Honorary KC is awarded to those who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales, outside practice in the courts. Jenny was awarded the status of Honorary KC in recognition of her contribution to changing the law of England and Wales in 2021

2020 (LAPG) Outstanding Achievement Award
2020 Legal Aid Lawyer Special Award for work with victims of domestic abuse during the COVID pandemic
Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LAPG)
Family Lawyer of the Year finalist (Jordans Family Law)
Highly Commended Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Legal Aid Practice (The Association of Women Solicitors)
The Law Society Excellence Award for Practice Management (The Law Society)
Acknowledged in the annual Hot 100 list (The lawyer)


Specialist Accreditations include:
The Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel
Resolution Accredited Specialist in Domestic Abuse and Children
Jenny campaigns tirelessly to improve access to justice and fairness within our legal system.

Notable cases include
Re H-N, Re T, Re H and Re B-B (joined appeals in the Court of Appeal) 2021’

Jenny Beck is an outstanding family lawyer and an extremely decent person. Her extended team have clearly been carefully chosen to ensure that the same high level of professionalism and thoughtful client care are available whoever you speak to. I was in a lot of distress when I first met Jenny but I was hugely impressed, from the start by, her extraordinary insight, intelligence and expertise. By the end of the first meeting, I knew I was very fortunate to have been put in touch with Jenny and from that point on, she completely turned things around from me.

All the way through what could have been a very traumatic process, I felt calm and reassured as it was clear that I was in safe hands. I have recommended Jenny to other acquaintances and I know that they have been equally impressed. I also owe a debt of thanks to Molly who worked on some aspects of my case and was always incredibly solid in her work and charming in her attitude. I do think Beck Fitzgerald deliver 100% on all they promise on their website and I would say that you are getting first-class lawyers for an incredibly reasonable price.

A Client

Jenny Beck’s legal knowledge and advice, coupled with a genuine warmth and compassion toward my situation, helped me navigate through a very difficult time. She was available, committed and dedicated, and professional at all times. I would not have got through this without her, which kept me steady and focused. I would absolutely recommend Jenny and her team.

A Client

Two major breakthroughs for access to justice

Clients from Beck Fitzgerald have put themselves forward to help us challenge two particularly unfair rules in the application of the legal aid ‘means test’. Trapped capital The brilliant Public Law Project took this matter to judicial review regarding the...

Family Lawyers join forces to support neurodivergent community

Family lawyers from different firms and chambers have joined forces to set up a specialist group dedicated to ensuring the neurodivergent community has equal access to justice. FLANC (Family Law Advice for the Neurodivergent Community) has been spearheaded by Duncan...

Beck Fitzgerald team news

We are delighted to announce that we have invited Molly Ashcroft and Rebecca Pantelli to become Directors of Beck Fitzgerald with immediate effect. Both Molly and Rebecca have made an enormous contribution to the smooth running of our growing team and will continue to...

Reluctance, resistance, and refusal – let’s lose the pseudo-science.

Taking a constructive and collaborative approach to problem solving in an area which is complex is always a challenge.  The polarising debates surrounding the complex area of alienating behaviours are particularly difficult to navigate because they have become...

Current legal aid regime puts victims at risk

Punched in the face. Strangled. Stalked. Expected to always cook homemade meals. Kicked in front of the children. Over the threshold to qualify for legal aid to protect herself. Had to make an ex parte order on her own (her furious husband turned up at her house the...

Jenny Beck new Chair of Nuffield Family Justice Observatory board

Nuffield Foundation has appointed Jenny Beck as Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory’s board. Jenny Beck is a family lawyer, founding partner and Director of Beck Fitzgerald, committed to accessible and fair justice and the rights of the individual. Jenny...

Domestic abuse awareness…much to be done

Two days ago, we saw the announcement that, under Jade’s law, parental responsibility will now be automatically suspended for parents who have been sentenced for killing someone they shared parental responsibility with. We welcome this announcement and what it...

Transparency in the family courts

It has been a long standing debate whether there should be more transparency in the family court. Until now, family court proceedings have been a strictly private and confidential process. Whilst this is essential to protect the privacy and safety of parties to family...

Transgender and the Family Courts

More than 250,000 people in England and Wales identify as transgender, according to the Census 2021 data which gave us the first true picture of gender identity in Britain. Awareness of transgender issues in the Family Court is gradually increasing however the law of...

Mediation – how can it help you?

We are using this opportunity to shine a light on mediation and how it can help resolve financial disputes or arrangements for children in a cooperative and non-adversarial manner.  What is Mediation? Family mediation is a voluntary process in which a professionally...

LASPOA – 10 years on

Ten years have passed since the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPOA) devastated access to justice. A staggering 80% of family law cases were removed from scope leaving tens of thousands of families unsure and insecure about their legal rights...