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Joanne Thomas


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"Joanne Thomas is one of the most dedicated and diligent solicitors I work with, and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. Her advice is always practical and sound."
(The Legal 500, 2024)

Joanne Thomas has specialised in all aspects of Family Law since qualifying in 2012, developing a particular expertise in advising on marital agreements, divorce, cohabitation disputes and financial matters arising from the breakdown of a relationship. She regularly advises on cases involving family businesses, inherited wealth and complex legal issues.

Whether advising on financial matters or disputes involving children, Joanne is dedicated to providing clear, pragmatic advice, which enables her clients to achieve the best, long-term solution.

As a member of Resolution, a national organisation of professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes, Joanne advocates resolving family issues as amicably and cost-effectively as possible, particularly where children are involved. However, it is not always possible to resolve family issues without involving the Court. Where contested court proceedings are instigated, Joanne is highly experienced in advising and supporting clients through the legal process.

Joanne is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 (2024 edition) in Family.

Learn more about our Family Law services

Legal Services

Family Law

Recent Work

  • Advising a wife following the breakdown of her marriage, where the financial assets were worth circa £5 million and included complex international business issues.
  • Advising and representing a client through the Court process arising from their divorce circa 10 years following the dissolution of their marriage.

Financial Issues - How do I Resolve?

Joanne can assist you If you have to resolve financial issues.

Recent Work

  • Achieved financial settlement through advising and representing a husband through the Court process in relation to financial matters arising from the breakdown of his marriage where the only asset was an inheritance received by the wife shortly before the parties separated.

Pre & Postnuptial Agreements

Joanne also works with couples interested in preserving wealth with the preparation of pre and post-marital agreements.

Cohabitation Agreements

Joanne can help cohabiting couples.

How to get a Divorce

Joanne can advise on all aspects of relationship breakdown and separation.

Civil Partnerships

Joanne can advise on Civil Partnerships.

What if I have to go to court?

If you are dealing with issues in court, Joanne can advise on what factors the court would take into account.

Pensions & Divorce

Joanne can advise on pensions and divorce.

Taking a Child Abroad

Joanne can advise on taking a child abroad.

Child Maintenance & Appeals

Sorting out the financial consequences arising from divorce can be difficult and confusing. There have been various attempts to simplify the system and improve the quality of the service given to families through the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). However, calculating payments isn’t always straightforward.

Making a Will after Divorce

If you are in the process of getting divorced or your civil partnership dissolved, we would always recommend that you discuss whether it is appropriate for you to either update your Will or make a new Will if you do not have one.


To contact Joanne or for more information…

Call: 0186 578 1210
Mobile: 0796 631 2023
Or email: Send an email



“Thanks for everything you did and for making it so straightforward.”

“I have worked closely with Joanne Thomas who is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and gives sensible, pragmatic advice in a sensitive manner. Clients always feel reassured by her calm nature and as counsel it is refreshing to know that she is always willing to work collaboratively to think through strategy on a case.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“Joanne Thomas is a very safe pair of hands. She is very calm under pressure and has a good mind for figures.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“She stands out from her peers in other firms as she is very responsive and engaged. She had always thought everything through carefully before we spoke and when she sent me correspondence from the other side, she provided advice on suggested approaches. She listened to my concerns and always found a way forward I felt comfortable with. She is very thorough and her preparation is meticulous.”

(The Legal 500, 2022)

“Joanne Thomas is incredibly dedicated and is always willing to go above and beyond for her clients. Her cases are always meticulously prepared and clients know they are in safe hands.”

(The Legal 500, 2022)

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‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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