Joanna qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and heads up a team of 30 at Setfords. She has a strong background in family law.
Since qualification, she has demonstrated her thorough knowledge of International and domestic children law via her strong negotiation and advocacy skills.
Joanna regularly appears on BBC 3 Counties Radio as their in house expert to take phone in's and to offer generic advice to callers.
Since qualification, Joanna has advised extensively on all aspects of marriage breakdowns to include not only the divorce process, but also the resolution of the finances either by consent or, where this is not forthcoming, within the court process. She is also a specialist in Parental Alienation cases.
Where possible, Joanna carries out her own advocacy to ensure continuity for her clients whether it is in the arena of divorce, children or domestic violence. She is often commended and indeed recommended for her firm but professional approach.
What Joanna's clients say
“We can't thank you enough for all of your time and effort you are putting into this. He finally has a voice and he is so grateful for that. I canâ€™t believe you carried on working, all we can say is thank you.”
- AS,October 2020
“Dear Joanna There are no words I can express how much you helped me and taught me in the past 3 plus years. You are a very skilled professional and you are also a very conscience and I know you could not have done more for me. From the beginning, you knew exactly what the outcome should be, and the judge just confirmed your prediction. At all times of that long process, I felt you were rooting for me.Even when you were advising and warning me that outcome may not go my way, I felt you cared and supported me as a person. I was a real person to you, not just a client. I was a real person and you understood that it was important that the outcome is fair. I felt the outcome was important to you as much as it was to me. Best wishes and blessings.”
- OA,October 2020
“Dear JoannaFirstly I must say a heartfelt thank you for your support and Stirling work throughout the sorry saga of these proceedings. I really couldn't have done it without you and I appreciate thatIt ends for me to reiterate my deepest gratitude and be assured where I can I'll always recommend Setfords and you personally with the highest praise. ”
- LH,April 2020
“Many thanks for the call earlier Joanna, it was really helpful and I very much appreciate your support and clarity of thought. You should probably write a book at some point - if you haven't already!Best wishes, ”
- EG,February 2020
“Thank you for everything to date you have been very tenacious in getting me to this stage. May I wish you a lovely festive break and New Year. ”
- DG,December 2019
“Best lawyer ever - you're a star thanks”
- GG,September 2019
“Thank you for all your hard work, you've helped me a lot. ”
- JF,April 2019
“Thank you for your email. I am so grateful to you for our conversation in December, and your words still resound in my head, thank you. I chose to stay with my solicitors, their advice echoes yours, but you gave me the confidence that they knew what they were doing. If my confidence in them changes at all, I will be back to you. In the meantime, I understand that you would wish to close the file. I really am very grateful to you for seeing me, you have positively affected my life to deal with the horrendous situation I continue to face, but am now making good progress with on all fronts. ”
- GS,April 2019
“Dear Joanna Thank you so much for doing all the work that you have done for me. You are an amazing person and the best lawyer. I really would have liked to thank you face to face. Unfortunately I donâ€™t know what happened to my email back in summer, it was blocked and I had to change my password in order to get into my email. Thank you again for sending me the check, and I hope we can meet up sometime. Kind regards and Best wishes ”
- VB,September 2018
“I received the decree absolute. Thank you so much for all your hard work, if it wasnâ€™t for you, probably I would have given up, as I was used to during my marriage life. I would love to meet up and thank you face to face.”
- VB,July 2018
“Thank you so much for all your help over a rather long time! I've always found you to be professional but kind, with a brilliantly speedy response time, and above all, particularly at the beginning of our association, patient with my emotional state and the many silly questions which came out of it.”
- LN,December 2015