Having previously worked as a partner in two niche family law firms, Joanna brings a wealth of experience in private family law matters, making her a valuable addition to the firm’s team of legal professionals.
With a career spanning 19 years, Joanna has established herself as a trusted advisor in various aspects of family law, including divorce, judicial separation, financial settlements, cohabitation claims, and children matters such as international relocation and international surrogacy. Her extensive expertise extends to pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, which she uses as financial planning tools, often working with high-net-worth clients with international considerations.
Joanna’s client base includes individuals in the UK and abroad, many of whom possess substantial assets and complex personal arrangements. She is known for leveraging her commercial acumen, strategic thinking, and sound judgment to achieve swift, practical, and cost-effective resolutions during financial negotiations. She is an accredited collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution, the professional body that encourages a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes, and her cases are often settled out of court. However, Joanna provides unwavering and robust representation to safeguard her clients’ interests when court proceedings become necessary.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joanna to the partnership,” said Matthew Barrow, Managing Partner at Lester Aldridge. “Her experience and dedication to excellence in family law align perfectly with our firm’s values to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. Joanna’s addition to our team strengthens our position in the private wealth marketplace, providing top-tier family law services to clients both in the UK and internationally.”
Ranked in independent legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, the Family team is part of the Private Wealth group at Lester Aldridge. The team is experienced in all types of family law matters, including divorce and separation, financial settlements, disputes relating to children, adoption, surrogacy and fertility issues.
Joanna Kay said: “I am excited to join Lester Aldridge, who are known for their outstanding reputation in the sector. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with this team to deliver exceptional service to our valued clients.”