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Jo Spain

Solicitor and Managing Director

About Jo

What experience do you have and what do you do?

I am a Family Law Solicitor and the Managing Director of SpainWilliams Ltd.  I qualified in March 2000 and just 6 months later was running the Family Department at a medium-sized High Street Practice in Maidstone.  Less than three years later I became a Partner.

Looking for a fresh challenge, I founded SpainWilliams, initially as an LLP, in December 2005 with another Solicitor who specialised in Employment Law.  She left for personal reasons in 2006 and from that time we have specialised purely in Family Law.  

I have built up SpainWilliams, from its small beginnings in Kings Hill, West Malling to a well-recognised, expert, specialist Family Law Practice with our main office just outside Ashford, satellite office in Kings Hill and meetings offered at meeting rooms in London, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Halstead and Tunbridge Wells.  We are looking to expand to other areas of Kent in order to offer a truly County-wide service.

What approach do you take to make a difference to your clients?

A relationship breakdown of any kind is bound to be difficult and my aim is to ensure that I take the time to listen to a client, to understand the background, their issues and concerns and to sympathetically guide them through their problems. I look for the best solution to meet their situation and ensure that they move at their own pace.  My aim is that they come out of this potentially stressful time with the tools needed to move their lives forward in a positive way.

What else would you like to tell us about?

I am very excited to be overseeing the current growth of SpainWilliams and to be adding to our excellent team of Family Law Solicitors with more good quality Consultant Solicitors.  I constantly strive to ensure that our hand-picked team represent the best in Family Law and that we maintain the high quality and service that our clients have come to expect from SpainWilliams.

Expertise and accreditations

LLB Hons - Kingston University

LLM Hons – Human Rights and Civil Liberties - University of Leicester

Diploma in Legal Practice – University of the West of England, Bristol.

Member of Resolution

Post-qualification experience

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