Jo Edwards

Partner  |  Forsters


Family and Matrimonial

Office Location

London, United Kingdom

Short 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?

Boisdale, Belgravia

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?

Savvy high net worths moving ever further away from publicly litigated divorce disputes, to mediation and other forms of out of court resolution (whether because they genuinely want to, or because of moves towards changing court rules so that people may be penalised if they litigate unnecessarily). My HNW/UHNW mediation practice has really grown in recent months and I fully expect that to continue. In children cases, more initiatives to educate people – clients, judges, lawyers – about the devastating impact on children of protracted, acrimonious litigation.