Joanne Millward


Joanne Millward is a family law solicitor with over 20 years’ experience dealing with all areas of Family Law.


Family Law
Residence & Contact Issue
Co-habitation Agreements
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Civil Partnerships


Joanne deals with divorce, finances, (especially high-net worth), children and all aspects of separation.  Her sympathetic approach to clients is matched by her ability to negotiate but also be a tough opponent; Joanne is someone you want on your side.  Joanne very much promotes conciliatory negotiations without the necessity for court wherever possible and gives clients sensible advice about the options available to them with practical cost information, both at the beginning and throughout the proceedings.

Joanne represents a number of high net worth clients that are dealing with sensitive situations including the breakdown of marriage. This includes making decisions on how to split businesses, pensions and savings.  Joanne  works to ensure any solution allows both parties to move on in a way that benefits their business and future.

Career Highlights

  • Became a partner in 2005
  • Held the role of Joint Managing Partner in 2016
  • Became Staff Partner in 2018


“Thank you so much for all your hard work and support over the past year. Your kindness, thoughtfulness & efficiency has been wonderful and made such a difference at a really difficult time. ”
Family Law Client
“I would like to say thank you for an excellent service. When I first walked through the door I liked Jo's enthusiam and reassurance. Basically the job would be done. It was and thank you for my life back. ”
Carmen Cameron
“I cannot thank you enough. Your expertise & skills have been invaluable for my case.’”
Jade Smith

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Joanne Millward's Experience


24 years


  • Joanne qualified in to family law back in 1996, starting her career with Harrowells in York before moving on to Bakewells (since taken over by Nelsons Solicitors) for several years

Positions Held

Staff Partner
Family Law Solicitor
Legal Advisor to Regional Foster Placements

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