Joanna Smith

Specialist in:

Joanna represents both applicants and respondents in private law proceedings, and has particular experience in Fact Findings with serious allegations of domestic abuse including religious control and historic sexual abuse (in which she secured findings of the same). She is experienced acting in a wide range of applications including international relocation, specific issues such as schooling, surname changes, travel plans and applications for the urgent return of children who have been retained after contact.

In the more straight-forward cases, Joanna is an effective negotiator and has a good record in helping clients to reach settlement that is in their best interests.

Joanna has also acted in care proceedings for both parents and children at all stages of proceedings and has experience in representing vulnerable clients.

Joanna represents both applicants and respondents in financial remedy hearings including interim maintenance and LSPO applications, and related issues such as persuading the court to approve unusual consent orders and disputes over chattels including the family dog.

Education

BPTC, City University, 2015, Very Competent
Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, 2015, Commendation
BA English Literature (2:1), University of Exeter, 2014

Memberships

FLBA
Gray's Inn

5th October 2018
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