Manchester, United Kingdom
Jo-Anna qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 and joined JMW the same year. She specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, children law and domestic violence including obtaining court orders to protect people from domestic abuse. She has experience of dealing with children law disputes including complex financial settlements and court proceedings relating to financial matters and arrangements for children. She has a specific interest in private law matters where local authorities become involved.
Jo-Anna prides herself on her pragmatic approach when advising her clients on their legal issues. She considers the needs of the ‘whole person’ rather than simply considering their issues in isolation.
Jo-Anna has had an active interest in the law since a young age, particularly family law as her Grandfather was a Guardian. She studied Law at college and went on to study Law at university, later completing her LPC and starting as a paralegal the week after. Shortly after that, she gained a training contract and progressed to qualify. Jo-Anna enjoys representing clients and is sustained by the variety of work and a wide variety of different clients she assists on any given day.
“Thank you so much for all your help and patience over the past few months!!”
From left, Rebecca Fairclough, Jo-Anna Jellings, Jenny Hornby, Laura Wilson and Jenny Kitchener
5 Jun 2014 / Nick Jackson, business editor / NickJacBN
FIVE trainee solicitors have completed their training contracts with Bolton law firm Stephensons Solicitors LLP.
Rebecca Fairclough, Jenny Kitchener, Jenny Hornby, Laura Wilson and Jo-Anna Jellings have all completed a two-year training programme at the firm and have been retained to take up positions in the clinical negligence, commercial litigation, family, probate and employment departments.
Senior partner and training principal at Stephensons, Neal Boland, said: “The process of training to become a solicitor is long and extremely competitive, but it leads to very rewarding career in law. It is always a pleasure to watch our trainee solicitors progress through the training programme and quite often they become our partners of the future.”
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