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Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane

Manchester, United Kingdom

3 Testimonials
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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Ancillary Relief Claims
  • Cohabitation Disputes
JMW Solicitors LLP

Gianna qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 when she joined her current firm. Gianna specialises in all areas of family law including divorce, separation, ancillary relief, cohabitation agreements and disputes, surrogacy law, residence/contact disputes and children law disputes including abduction. Gianna is passionate about mediation and is a trained mediator.

Mediation is an incredibly important element of her work as she strongly believes that a holistic approach rather than the traditional route, gives clients an opportunity to explore a mutually beneficial resolution of their issues, whilst guaranteeing that settlement can be reached quickly, amicably and with dignity. She has a compassionate, constructive and conciliatory approach which puts her clients at ease as she leads them through their legal issues. She believes in giving her client’s clear, honest advice and can be firm when required. 


Previous Employment

DWF Solicitors LLP2006 - 2008

Trainee solicitor


Gianna has expertise in all family related issues including divorce, ancillary relief, cohabitation and complex children disputes, including abduction.

She guides her clients through their legal issues with understanding, giving them clear and straightforward advice.  Her clients feel at ease with her compassionate, constructive and conciliatory approach and she is not afraid to be firm when required.

Gianna is a trained mediator and is passionate about mediation, which is an important element of her work.  She firmly believes that mediation is a holistic alternative to the traditional approach that gives clients the opportunity to explore a mutually beneficial resolution of their issues while ensuring that an agreement can be reached swiftly, amicably and with dignity.


University of Liverpool


2003 - 2006

LLB Hons, Law


Client testimonial

“I just want to thank you so much for your kindness. You very quickly have sorted out what needs to be done and have done it. Your gentle reassurance was wonderful.”

Client testimonial

"An absolute credit and asset to your firm”

Client testimonial

“Your support has helped me to reach the conclusion with my dignity and my mind intact...”

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Press Cuttings

The Huffington Post - Most Brits Don't Think Adultery Would Put A Strain On Their Relationship, But Money Troubles Would

Most Brits Don’t Think Adultery Would Put A Strain On Their Relationship, But Money Troubles Would

13/02/2015 10:58

By Rachel Moss

Valentine’s Day may just just around the corner, but less than a third of Brits think having an affair would put their relationship under strain.

An official study published by the Office for National Statistics looked into the nation’s wellbeing and uncovered some interesting facts about our romantic relationships.

When people were given a list of situations which could possibly threaten their relationship, paying the bills and work stress outranked extra-marital affairs as possible causes of strain.

Just 36% identified an affair as a potential problem, while more than 60% singled out financial problems and 40% said a lack of work-life balance.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane, an associate in family law with JMW Solicitors, said the findings on financial worries outranking adultery as a concern mirrored the experience of divorce lawyers.

“There are couples who find a partner’s infidelity to be an easier pill to swallow than the possibility of having to untangle and divide assets which might been built up over a number of years,” she said.

“Those involved recognise that their financial worries are likely to be greater if they are on their own than if they remain in a marriage, albeit one in which there has been adultery.”

It’s worth noting though, that while we may not see an affair as the biggest potential problem, it doesn’t necessarily mean Brits approve of infidelity.

Results from the most recent UK National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (NATSAL 2013) show that 63% of men and 70% of women disapprove of non-exclusivity in marriage.

The ONS survey also found only 11% think frustrations over their sex life would put a strain on their relationship. Household chores came at the bottom of the list, showing that while many of us argue about the washing up, we don’t see it as a deal-breaker.

Despite all the talk on what can ruin a relationship, marriage was found to be the secret to happiness among Brits, with those who were married reporting far higher levels of life satisfaction over all, than those who aren’t.



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Associations & Memberships

Family Mediators Association - since 2015

Resolution - since 2015

National organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.

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