Jo Edwards

Partner  |  Forsters

England & Wales


Family and Matrimonial

Office Location

United Kingdom

Professional Biography

Partner & Head of Family Law; works with HNW/UHNW couples to find constructive outcomes on divorce. Experienced mediator and litigator undertaking complex money & children work, often with an international element. Also highly experienced in drafting/enforcing/attacking nuptial agreements; and advising third parties to a divorce, especially trustees. Former Chair of national family lawyers organisation, Resolution. Lobbies for family law reform and often called on to give evidence to parliamentary committees/quotes in the media.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Brighton Beach House

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

It’s how you learn from your mistakes that’s important…

What was your first job?

Saturday assistant at Boots

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

(Almost) Anything But Family Court

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Settling down in divorce numbers after a spike following the welcome arrival of no fault divorce in April 2022; more initiatives to keep cases out of court

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