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Jo Hawkins

Managing Director, Hawkins Family Law

I established a family law practice in 2001, which has now evolved into Hawkins Family Law.

Hawkins Family Law is recognised both locally and nationally as a place to secure sensible and commercial advice across all aspects of family law. I have been recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500 for the last 4 years and have been practising exclusively in family law since 1992.

I have a special interest in complex financial matters where I believe my pragmatic but commercial approach is best suited, and I am passionate about providing clients with a choice of forum for resolution. I particularly enjoy the collaborative process as I believe that this enables clients to become key players in determining their own solution. I am client-focused and willing to go the extra mile for clients, which has resulted in me acting for a number of celebrities and high profile professionals, both locally and nationally.

Utilising my skills in collaborative work, mediation and round-table meetings, I am able to settle the vast majority of my cases outside of the Court arena.  However, where cases have to go to Court, I am a determined and effective litigator, with the goal of achieving the best outcome in a way that produces a fair and positive result for the family.

I believe that choice is key for clients and this is why the practice as a whole is able to offer mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, litigation and negotiated settlements.

In addition, I am a Resolution accredited specialist in substantial financial assets and children matters.


  • Trained Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer and Arbitrator
  • Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer, with emphasis on substantial financial assets
  • 30 years experience – working exclusively in the Family Law area since qualifying in 1992
  • Member of Milton Keynes Resolution Group

Legal Skills and Expertise

Complex Financial Issues including Company Assets
Complex Trust of Land Act (cohabitation)
Pre & Post -Nuptial Agreements

Awards and Accreditations

  • Legal 500 Leading Individual for the last 4 years
  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer
  • Accredited Specialist of Resolution in complex financial and property matters (high income households and substantial assets)
  • Accredited Specialist of Resolution in children law – disputes between parents or relatives
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Winner of the Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Law Society President’s Award 2019

Client Testimonials about Jo Hawkins

  • “Jo Hawkins is a confident and highly intelligent lawyer with a well developed listening skill and ability to analyse complex situations”
  • “Having your firm on my team I felt I was always supported and well advised. Jo is a lawyer who puts her clients well-being at the top of the list and listens and advises in a kind and measured way”
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