Joanna Grandfield > Mills & Reeve LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Family and children


Partner and specialist financial and children lawyer who heads up Mills & Reeve’s London family team, Joanna is a trained barrister who is also a mediator and collaborative lawyer.

Joanna’s work involves advising clients both within and outside of the jurisdiction who have complex financial and children issues arising from family breakdown, often involving trusts, business assets and pensions. She works with clients on wealth protection, drafting and advising on pre and post marital agreements.

From a client: “A tremendous asset….Calm, assured, diligent and clearly very knowledgeable, Joanna performed superbly throughout proceedings”

From Counsel: “Brilliant and has a steely determination to do the best for her clients”

From Counsel: “Joanna is clever and charming.  Her clients love he. She has a real warmth and sense of humour that disguises her determination to win.  She commands a dedicated team and leads by example – fearless hard work


Partner, Barrister (called to the Bar in 2000), mediator and collaborative lawyer.  Member of Family Law Bar Association and Resolution


Conversational French


Bar Council, Resolution


Inns of Court School of Law (BVC), City University (CPE) and Keble College, Oxford (Philosophy, Politics & Economics MA)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Joanna GrandfieldMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP ‘has a collection of some of the country’s finest family lawyers. Its reputation countrywide is superb and justifiably so’. Joanna Grandfield leads the London family team while Zoë Fleetwood heads the national children team. The practice receives plaudits for its experience across the full range of family issues from advising on cases where there are complex business and trusts structures with an international component to advising on international wealth protection and highly conflicted children proceedings. The nimble team is also adept at handling high-profile individuals as well as advising on property disputes between unmarried couples. Suzanne Kingston  is highly regarded. Another key member of the London offering is principal associate Tim Whitney who undertakes all kinds of family work and is an FMC accredited all issues mediator.