Joanne McDonald


Joanne McDonald

Senior Lawyer

Joanne graduated with a first class law degree from the University of Kent in 2010 and successfully completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Holborn, London in 2011.

Joanne then undertook her two year training contract with CWJ, 12 months of which was spent in the family department. Joanne qualified as a solicitor in 2013, and has worked exclusively within the family department ever since. In May 2018 Joanne was made a senior solicitor.

Since qualification as a solicitor, Joanne has completed numerous professional development courses on all aspects of private family law to keep updated with the development in the law.


  • Private Children Matters
  • Divorce
  • Matrimonial finances
  • Cohabitee Disputes
  • Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Nuptial agreements

Wish for the year

To perfect a piece by Frédéric Chopin on the piano.