Joanna Kay

Partner, London Chancery Lane

Recognised by the Legal 500 as a family lawyer who ‘knows the law inside out’, I focus on providing an excellent service with a strong and pragmatic approach to achieve the desired outcome for my clients.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Disputes
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Collaboration
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Resolution Member
  • Separation Agreements
  • Surrogacy
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While Joanna’s cases are based in the family court in England and Wales she has advised a number of international family law clients often with substantial assets and an international element, as well as negotiating and drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

She also acts in private law children matters including those involving residence and contact disputes and international surrogacy.  Her clients are from the UK and abroad, including the US, Switzerland and Dubai.


Joanna is a member of Resolution and is an accredited collaborative lawyer.  She has had a number of articles on family law published in legal journals and has given seminars to law firms and charities.  In July 2011 she lectured at the National University of Rwanda.

Legal 500

‘Knows the law inside out.’

Outside of Work

Outside the office, Joanna enjoys travel, skiing, theatre-going, visiting art galleries and spending time with her young family.

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Posts by Joanna Kay
Children|Family Law September 19th 2014

International Surrogacy: A Guide by Joanna Kay

Babies Gammy and Pipah, the twins born under a surrogacy arrangement, are back in the news today. The commissioning couple ...

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