Joanna Blakelock

Senior Associate

Joanna joined Wilsons as a Senior Associate having previously worked at a niche family law practice in Surrey.

Joanna assists clients on a broad range of family law matters ranging from high value financial proceedings to various disputes in relation to children matters.  Joanna has experience dealing with pre and post nuptial contracts, and has experience assisting clients in relation to issues arising in cohabitation disputes.

Joanna is a trained Mediator and is committed where possible to resolving all matters as amicably and pragmatically as possible without unnecessary conflict.  Joanna is a member of Resolution, was previously the elected Chair of the Surrey YRes Committee, and sits on the National YRes Committee.

If attempts at resolving matters amicably are unsuccessful, Joanna is experienced in helping clients through the Court process wherever necessary and has excellent working relationships with leading barristers and chambers at all levels.  The Court process can be daunting and unsettling, and Joanna has been praised by clients for offering clear, calm and sensible advice in such circumstances.

Joanna has written many articles for a number of legal publications and has regularly spoken at events, conferences and seminars on family related topics and issues.

In her spare time, Joanna loves spending quality time with her young daughter and husband, loves cooking and hosting dinner parties, and enjoys travelling, most particularly to South Africa, the country of her birth, to spend time with her extended family. 

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