“simply the best there is”
“extremely intelligent, very tactical”
Over 20 years spent working as a family lawyer, Joe has gained a reputation as an astute and intelligent negotiator and a highly effective and skilful litigator. He has immense experience in all fields of family law, and has built up a diverse practice advising clients from all walks of life.
He has particular expertise negotiating and litigating complex financial disputes and working on cases concerning children. He is an expert on the relationship between trusts and family law and the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements. He has wide ranging experience dealing with multi-jurisdictional cases, where families, assets and pre-existing legal agreements can all be based in different countries.
Before co-founding the firm with Anne Kay, he was a partner for nine years at Hughes Fowler Carruthers, one of the most consistently rated and recommended family law firms in the UK. He qualified as a solicitor at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite in 1996, after studying Politics and Economics at Oxford.
Every year Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners compile independent recommendations based on client and peer reviews for all practising lawyers.Since 2015, Joe has been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers &Partners. These are some of their reviews: