Jenine Abdo

Solicitor & Team Leader

Cardiff , Swindon

029 2167 9725 / 07842 137556

Areas of law:

Family Matters, Arrangements for Children, Care Proceedings, Domestic Abuse & Injunctions

Jenine is a solicitor and leader of our family team in Cardiff.  Jenine joined Reeds in 2018 having previously worked at Simpson Millar LLP; where she gained experience in all aspects of family law.

Jenine’s practice now predominantly centres around children law cases which involve Social Services and Local Authorities as well as private law disputes which commonly occur between parents and/or Grandparent’s seeking contact. She currently represents parents who value her down to earth approach, and come to her for advice and representation in circumstances where their child or children are subject to Social Services involvement and/or who may be at risk of being removed from their care and placed in foster care or adoption. Jenine’s skill and experience also extends to the provision of legal advice to grandparents, who may be seeking or encouraged to look after their grandchildren who are at risk of placement in foster care and/or adoption.

However, it is not just her work with children that Jenine is sought out for.  Jenine’s professional yet friendly manner, sees her frequently accepting instructions from clients both publically and privately funded, in respect of private law matters relating to children.  These kinds of cases frequently arise where there are disputes between parents in relation to contact or residence issues. Jenine also provides legal advice and representation to those who seek an injunction in cases involving issues of domestic abuse.

Jenine is renowned for her honest and direct advice, which she is always able to deliver in a sensitive manner.  She strives hard to fight for her clients, irrespective of the circumstances they find themselves in, or their background.

Memberships & Awards

  • Modern Law Rising Star 2014 (shortlisted)
  • Citizen Cymru (Wales) Award for legal services to the Community in 2016.
  • Inducted into “Show Racism the Red Card” Hall of Fame in Westminster in 2016.
  • Chair of South Wales Young Resolution – 2016 to date
  • Advisory Board Committee Member Show Racism the Red Card Wales – 2017 to date
  • Board Member of BAWSO – 2018 to date.
  • Cardiff and District Law Society Member
  • Member of Resolution