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Lamb Building

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 7788
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0535
DX:
1038 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Web:
www.lambbuilding.co.uk
Email:
London, Brighton

Joanna Toch

Tel:
Work 020 7797 7788
Email:
Lamb Building ()

Position

Specialist family law advocate with a practice of two thirds financial remedy and one third children matters. Highly competent, determined advocate who is unafraid of taking on challenging work and can turn around cases. Hugely in demand for direct access work using her vast experience over 25 years working at both at the independent Bar and in solicitors’ offices. Reported cases: Rana v Manan [2011] All ER (D) 179 (validity of marriage: Ahmani sect), Hubbard v Scott [2011] All ER (D) 07 (undue influence), ReS (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1031 (residence order to mother and mother permitted to relocate rather than a shared residence order due to emotional harm perpetrated by father to mother).

Career

Called 1988; Middle Temple. Criminal working pupillage 1988-90; lecturer Inns of Court School of Law 1990-92; Examiner for Bar Council 1992-96; barrister dealing with criminal and family work 1992-96; barrister specialising in family law 1996-2002; employed barrister in solicitors’ practice (family law) 2002-09; barrister dealing with family law and qualified mediator 2009 to date; accredited to do direct access work.

Languages

French.

Member

FLBA.

Education

King’s College, London University (1985 LLB); Bar School 1987-88.

Leisure

Rowing (former double Olympian and World Championship silver medallist).

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