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Jo Hawkins



Jo is the Managing Director of Hawkins Family Law, the practice she set up 16 years ago, and which now is recognised locally and nationally as a place to secure sensible and commercial advice across all aspects of family law.

Jo is a Leading Individual in the Legal 500, and has 27 years of experience acting for clients particularly those with financial matters arising from the breakdown of relationships. Jo applies a practical, commercial eye to outcomes, and applies her own experience to guide clients towards a resolution that works for them and that is cost effective. Jo is firmly client focused and willing to go the extra mile for clients. This has resulted in her acting for a number of celebrities and high profile professionals both locally and nationally.

Jo believes that choice in the resolution of difficulties is key and is a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and arbitrator and considers ways of reaching agreement outside of Court where possible, and if not is an effective and determined litigator.

Jo also handles all aspects of private law children matters, whether they involve relocations, or child arrangements as to where the child should live or how often they should see their other parent.



Jo trained at Taylor Vinters and Thompson and Co in Cambridge qualifying in 1992. She established the family department at J Garrard and Allen in Olney shortly after qualification and made Partner in 1994 where she continued to build and develop the practice.

Jo trained as a mediator with Resolution in 1996, a collaborative lawyer in 2007 and in 2013 became a family law arbitrator.

In 2001 Hawkins Family Law was established which has grown from strength to strength and has an ‘exemplary team’ with Jo at the helm. Hawkins Family Law is “a well regarded family law boutique” Chambers Guides 2015 - 2016 and has just celebrated 15 years of business and is now expanding further with two trainees joining the team.



Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Resolution, Milton Keynes Collaborative pod, Milton Keynes Resolution committee


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Hawkins Family Law noted by The Legal 500, 2016 as a “Leading Firm” for a second year running

The practice is delighted to share with you the news that The Legal 500 has noted Hawkins Family Law as a “Leading Firm” for the second year running and as being best known for handling high-value financial remedy cases. Key names include Jo Hawkins (who has “a wealth of experience”’), Annabel Hayward, who provides “sound and pragmatic advice”, and Loraine Davenport. The Legal 500, 2016.

Hawkins Family Law’s “exemplary“ team is ‘very good on pre-nuptial agreements and with high-net-worth clients’. Jo Hawkins has ‘strong experience and a commercial approach’; Loraine Davenport ‘fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle’; and Annabel Hayward is ‘a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head’. The Legal 500, 2015.

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“Well-regarded family law boutique” Chambers Guides UK 2016

Hawkins Family Law are pleased to share with you that they have been quoted in the Chambers Guides UK 2016 as a “well-regarded family law boutique, notably active on ancillary relief and children matters. Ability to provide alternative dispute resolution options with mediation and arbitration experience.”

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