1 February 2016

Leading family lawyer Joanne Edwards joins Forsters

Forsters LLP, one of London’s leading private client and real estate firms, has appointed Joanne Edwards (Jo) as a partner in its Family practice. She will be joining the firm on 1 February 2016.

Jo is a well-known and respected family lawyer and mediator with almost 20 years’ specialist experience, recognised and highly praised in both Chambers UK and Legal 500. She is currently Chair of Resolution, the national family lawyers' association with approximately 6,500 members, and as such a prominent figure in the family law sphere.

Her arrival will strengthen the already successful Family team, noted in dealing with complex family matters for high net worth individuals, in many instances across multiple jurisdictions. Jo joins from a leading City practice, Penningtons Manches, where she has been a partner for 11 years.

Shona Alexander, head of Family at Forsters said:  "I am delighted that Jo is joining our team. Her experience, sensitivity and practicality in dealing with issues which arise on relationship breakdown, especially the financial and children-related implications of divorce or separation in high net worth cases, fit well with our client base. We are also delighted to bolster our mediation and collaborative practice offering, at a time when alternatives to court have come to the fore"

Jo Edwards commented: "I am hugely excited to be joining Forsters’ innovative and dynamic practice.  It is a time of great change for family law and the Family team is strongly positioned to evolve and to continue to meet clients’ needs. I look forward to being a part of the team and the exciting times ahead"

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