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About Jemma

The clients that I work with are going through a time of change, whether that is moving in together, getting married or resolving arrangements for finances or children after separating. I take a pragmatic and constructive approach to support my clients in reaching an outcome that works in the long-term.

Jemma advises clients on a broad range of family matters including divorce and financial matters following separation and pre-nuptial & post-nuptial agreements. Jemma is known for her pragmatic approach and she is committed to resolving matters constructively to achieve a family focused and cost effective solution for her clients where possible.

Jemma specialises in cases involving financial provision for children of unmarried parents and has significant experience in cohabitation and property disputes between both separating couples and family members. She has acted in high profile international hearings regarding financial provision for children through to appeal court level (Re A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577, GN v MA [2015] EWHC 3939 (Fam)).

Unlike many family lawyers, Jemma works not only for couples who are married or cohabiting, but also for wider family members, business partners and joint property owners.

I think Jemma is very easy to deal with, her correspondence is very clear and she is a delight to deal with.

Chambers UK (2023)

Jemma also regularly advises clients on complex and international instructions. This includes working with clients and families to prepare relationship or property ownership agreements, whether in the form of a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement or a declaration of trust, particularly where those have international elements involving post-Brexit EU issues. Jemma has also had direct involvement in cases with offshore trusts, overseas assets, cryptocurrency and private equity funds.

Jemma trained at Russell-Cooke, qualifying in September 2013 and was promoted to partner in July 2022. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in cases involving complex financial remedies upon separation and financial provision for children.

Jemma Pollock was excellent in both the legal advice, and perhaps most importantly, acknowledging the difficult emotional and personal issues around decisions on legal strategy.
Chambers UK (2024)


  • Member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers focused on achieving family and child focused resolution to disputes
  • Committee member of the Resolution Cohabitation Committee
  • Accredited Resolution Specialist for her expert knowledge in complex financial provision upon separation and financial provision for children (Schedule 1 cases)
  • Former chair of the London YResolution committee
Jemma Pollock is pragmatic and sensible.
The Legal 500 (2024)

Awards and accreditations

Jemma's highlights



What would changes to CGT rules mean for divorcing couples? - FT Adviser

Rebecca Fisher, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team. Jemma Pollock (1)
Multiple Authors
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Rebecca Fisher, Jemma Pollock


Russell-Cooke promotes four to partner—EPrivateClient

Suzanne Mynors, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team. Jemma Pollock (1) Carla Whalen, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team,
Multiple Authors
1 min Read
Suzanne Mynors, Jemma Pollock, Carla Whalen


The Children Act 1989, schedule 1 property structures - Financial Remedies Journal

Jemma Pollock (1) Rebecca Fisher, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team. Pieter Boodt, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, real estate, planning and construction team.
Multiple Authors
1 min Read
Jemma Pollock, Rebecca Fisher, Pieter Boodt
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