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Joanna Farrands


Joanna Farrands

I advise on all aspects of divorce and separation including resolving financial matters, domestic and international. I also deal with complex and protracted private children law matters together with child abduction and removal from the jurisdiction. I have expertise in the fast and developing area of surrogacy law and can also assist in resolving family disputes when there are capacity issues either of husband or wife or of a child.

After completing a law degree at Bristol University with a year in Japan, I joined Barlow Robbins LLP in 2005. I was made an Associate in November 2010 and Partner in June 2014. In 2017 I received my Family Law Advanced Child Abduction and Private Children Law Accreditation.

I am committed to approaching matters positively and constructively and am on the Surrey Resolution committee.

I am a keen runner and an enthusiastic scuba diver, even off the UK coast.

Client and Barrister Comments
"Since Joanna Farrands took on my case last August every hearing reached a positive conclusion we could build upon until I gained 50/50 shared care of my son with a very strong order"
"Joanna and Beverley Cullis worked very hard and expertly to achieve the result and Joanna really went the extra mile."

Joanna Farrands is "very compassionate, concerned with the details of your case first and foremost, and exudes experience," according to a client. She covers both matrimonial finance and children matters, and "has a very good eye for detail.".
Chambers UK, 2020

'The ‘excellent’ Joanna Farrand, who leads the children's team is ‘proactive and collaborative to work alongside’'
Legal 500, 2019

Joanna Farrands is "very proactive and sensible" sources note.
Chambers UK, 2018

Joanna Farrands is well equipped to deal with challenging divorce, financial remedy and children issues. Sources say: "She's brilliant, persistent and really client-focused. She's fantastic to work with."
Chambers UK, 2017

Joanna Farrands is very calm under pressure while dealing with some of the most complex cases.
Legal 500, 2017