Ms Joanna Hawkins > Hawkins Family Law > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile

Hawkins Family Law
MK11 1BE

Work Department

Joanna is a specialist in all aspects of family law with particular focus on financial matters involving private company, offshore assets or an international element.  Joanna also has a keen interest in private children matters.  Joanna is keen to explore alternative dispute resolution, partcularly utilising the collaborative process or arbitration.


Joanna is the Managing Director of Hawkins Family Law.


Joanna qualified in 1992 and since then has worked exclusively in the Family Law area.  She completed her training in Cambridge before moving to J. Garrard & Allen in Olney where in 1994 she became Partner.  In 2001, recognising the need for a different approach to Family Law she established Hawkins Family Law as a niche family law boutique practice.  Joanna qualifed as a Family Law Arbitrator in 2013, is a Collaborative Lawyer, a trained Family Mediator and an Accredited Specialist in cases involving substantial assets and children matters.


Jo is a member of Resolution and is a committee member of the Milton Keynes Resolution, an Accredited Specialist of Resolution in complex financial and property matters (high income households and substantial assets) and children law – disputes between partents or relatives.  A member of Milton Keynes Collaborative POD.  Jo is also a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

(Leading individuals)

Joanna HawkinsHawkins Family Law

Hawkins Family Law is an established practice which offers alternative dispute resolution services in arbitration and mediation to reduce clients’ time and costs. Joanna Hawkins leads the practice and frequently works with high-net-worth individuals to unravel trusts, inherited assets and assess tax ramifications. Loraine Davenport predominantly handles complex company and trust issues but is also well-versed in children cases. Annabel Hayward ‘s area of specialism is financial provision and cohabitation. Stacey St Clair is experienced in representing clients in divorce cases and disputes about residence.