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Specialisms & expertise

  • Divorce, judicial separation and dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Issues in respect of children, including parental responsibility, deciding with whom a child should live, deciding how often a child should spend time with a parent and re-location (national and international)
  • All financial aspects of a relationship breakdown
  • Collaborative law
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements
  • Advice and agreements for cohabiting couples
  • Issues between former cohabitees
  • Domestic violence, including applications for non-molestation and occupation orders

Client stories & examples of work

  • The service Joanna Pratt supplied was exceptional and comforting during a very difficult time”.
  • Joanna Pratt is a complete professional, I can’t thank her enough.”
  • Joanna was wonderful, she really took control. She got the measure of my husband and helped me deal with his bullying tactics”.

Achievements & other appointments

Joanna was appointed as Her Majesty's Deputy Coroner for East Sussex in 2003. She is acknowledged in leading independent guide to UK law firms, Chambers UK, as a leader in her field and is described in that guide as “great to deal with”.

Joanna is a trained collaborative lawyer.

Profile

Joanna graduated from Exeter University where she obtained an Honours Degree in Law, before completing her Law Society Finals with Honours at The College of Law in Guildford. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1993.

Before joining Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2005, Joanna worked at the same firm of solicitors on the Sussex coast for over 14 years, progressing to become an equity partner.

 

I was kept fully informed of progress. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. Any questions I asked were quickly dealt with.

Client

Sensible, bright and pragmatic team leader, Joanna Pratt

The Legal 500 2019

Joanna Pratt radiates a quiet confidence and clients feel looked after and safe with her.

The Legal 500 2017

The legal basis for advice was always fully explained and at no point was I left not understanding the process or what we needed to do to give ourselves the best chance of success.

Client

Exceptionally high quality. Head of department Joanna Pratt  is the most accomplished and able solicitor I have ever experienced outside of London.

The Legal 500 2019

Joanna Pratt is very good – a class act.

The Legal 500 2020

Joanna Pratt is the ultimate professional. She listens, digests and offers and delivers solutions. I believe Thomson Snell & Passmore is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated person in Joanna.

Client

They are ably led by Joanna Pratt and supported by Kirstie Law. Desmond O’Donnell is a sensible solution-focused lawyer.

The Legal 500 2020

Advice & service was clear, concise & valuable in such a stressful situation.  

Client

Throughout what was a very stressful process Joanna and her team were superb in advising me on my options. Advice was given in a considered way and I never felt under pressure to adopt a course of action. She took the time to explain everything and was a superb advocate in hearings. It was very comforting to know that my case was being handled by Joanna and her very capable team.

Client

I found everyone helpful, considerate and professional. At times I believe Joanna Pratt and Amy Clare went above and beyond the 'normal' course of duty. The advice and support given to me was excellent.

Client

Joanna made me feel very comfortable from the outset and has a very calming, controlled way about her. She was incredibly approachable and never made me feel that my concerns or questions weren’t valid or that I was being too emotional. She always read the situation correctly and knew what approach to take in order to get what was best for me.  She built an all female team for me at court which was exactly what I needed at the time and she always skirted that fine line between being professional and being personable, perfectly.  It was a gruelling 2 years and I’m very grateful that Joanna was the one with me through it all. I would absolutely recommend Joanna but also all the other people in Thomson Snell & Passmore.

Client

I was in a muddle when I went to Joanna and above all she gave me clarity and set out options providing guidance and advice when it was sought.  I was extremely impressed with the speed of responses to questions and, although my case took some time to complete, I believe this was because of circumstances outside her control, including not just a backlog in the court but my own absence from the country for a couple of months.  I also found her exceptionally fair and reasoned in her considerations regarding my ex, and this was very much in tune with how I wanted to proceed.

Client

Joanna gave me excellent advice from beginning to end and was very efficient. She totally understood my situation and I felt very secure and confident knowing she was there when I needed her expertise. She explained legal things very clearly. Gave me options to think about. Understood my emotional situation and advised accordingly. Very impressed with Joanna and her team. I am so glad Joanna was recommended to me!

Client

One of the most fastidious, thorough and precise lawyers.

Chambers UK 2020
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