The Hon Mrs Justice Jennifer Roberts

With much regret we write to inform you that, very sadly, The Hon Mrs Justice Jennifer Roberts died at 5am on Monday 10 June at the Royal Marsden Hospital, where she had been undergoing treatment for cancer.  Her husband, Richard, died some years ago and she leaves two daughters, Sophie and Melanie, and six much loved grandchildren. 

Master Roberts studied law at Southampton University and was called to the Bar in July 1988, when her young daughters were at school.  Her progress after that was meteoric and she quickly developed a stellar family money practice. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2009 and elected a Bencher in July 2014 on her appointment as Justice of the High Court assigned to the Family Division. From 2017-2018, Master Roberts served on the Education & Training Committee. She was appointed the Family Division Liaison Judge in 2018, a role she continued until 2022.

There will be a private family funeral with a memorial service to follow in due course after the summer. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Fulham Road, London SW3 6JJ.

The Inn's flag flew at half-mast in her memory on Thursday 13 June.