Joanna Smith

Specialist in:

Joanna represents both applicants and respondents in private law proceedings, and has experience in applying for – and resisting – applications for Child Arrangements, Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders, Section 37 applications and applications for the urgent return of children who have been retained after contact.

Joanna is developing her practice in public law proceedings relating to children having had a lot of exposure to this during pupillage and accepts instructions from local authorities, parents, Children’s Guardians and wider family members.

Having had a lot of exposure to financial remedy proceedings during the course of her pupillage and her work prior as a paralegal, Joanna accepts instructions in family finance cases, from both petitioners and respondents including applications on related issues such as approval of consent orders.


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


Gray's Inn

5th October 2018
New Pupils