Jo Carr-West

Jo Carr-West

Partner

Jo Carr-West

Partner

Jo is a partner in the Hunters’ family department where she specialises in the complex financial aspects of divorce proceedings.

Known for her creative and solutions-focused approach, Jo has extensive experience dealing with issues relating to inherited assets, trust interests and businesses on divorce. She also regularly advises on wealth protection prior to marriage including through pre-nuptial agreements, as well as on claims arising between cohabiting couples.

Jo is experienced in advising clients on arrangements for children, including in cases of domestic violence where safeguarding measures are required, taking a sensitive and pragmatic approach.

Jo advocates using alternatives to court proceedings in suitable cases, and is a Law Society accredited mediator and a trained collaborative lawyer. She is also a successful litigator when court involvement is needed.

Jo joined Hunters on qualification in 2004, becoming a partner in 2016. She is an active member of Resolution, including sitting as member of Resolution’s Property, Tax and Financial Remedy Committee.


Department

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family: mediation category

“Jo Carr-West is extremely approachable, passionate, professional and caring. Jo works incredibly hard to ensure her clients have the option of engaging with trusted additional external support, alongside the legal support she offers.”
“Jo Carr-West is an excellent mediator. Firm and fair, she inspires confidence in clients and steers through the trickiest of situations.”
“Jo Carr-West is very personable and easy to work with. I am happy to refer my clients to her for mediation because she is a very pragmatic mediator who really knows her stuff, and I know that she will treat my clients with kindness and respect.”
“Jo Carr-West is a very good mediator with a strong reputation. I am happy to recommend clients to her and have had good feedback.”
“Jo Carr-West is an excellent mediator and one to whom I have referred clients on a number of occasions, with the utmost confidence in her ability to assist. She is firm and directive as a mediator and I would feel confident sending a client who feels potentially “outgunned” by their partner to Jo, in the knowledge that she would quickly ensure that there was an even playing field for both parties and that any power or knowledge imbalance were not exploited. I have come across many mediators who, with the best of intentions, are not able to do that successfully and where the more vulnerable client has left feeling bullied or overpowered by their more dominant partner – with Jo, I know that will not happen.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended in the Family category

“A particularly able and nuanced lawyer, Jo is technically excellent while being able to give clear and, if necessary, frank advice to clients. ”

Chambers HNW 2021

Ranked in Band 5 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

“She is very good, clients get on with her extremely well, she is timely, responsive and efficient.”
“She is highly responsive and has an intricate knowledge of case law.”

Spear’s 2021 Family Law Index

Recommended 2021 Family Lawyers

Spear's 500 2021

Recommended Family Lawyers

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial

“She is very capable on complex financial matters. She's excellent with clients and there is a calmness about her; she doesn’t get ruffled at all.”
“She's incredibly methodical and diligent. I found her to be a great support; I felt that she was fighting for me.”
“Jo is terrific – she kept me well informed at all times and responded promptly to my queries. She also made sure I understood my options and gave me her assessments as to the best course of action when key decisions needed to be made.”
Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in the ‘Family’ section

“Jo Carr-West is very able and warm. She gives sensitive and sensible advice and has great client management skills. ”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“Jo Carr-West is a first-rate mediator. Balanced and calm, she inspires confidence in her clients and can steer her way through the trickiest of mediations”
“Jo Carr-West is a standout mediator, who is able to work with clients from all walks of life. She has a proven track record and has delivered great results for clients”
“Jo Carr-West is a great mediator and an extremely sensible and capable lawyer”

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020

Woman of the Year – Future Leaders (Partner, Director), Gold

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial

“She can see things from a different perspective and can give pragmatic advice.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“Jo Carr-West is intelligent and focused and quickly gets to the heart of a problem. She brings these skills to her mediation practice.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Family’ section

“Jo is an exceptional solicitor. She has fantastic client care skills and a precision that gives her work a real edge. Jo is immensely smart and brings her intellect and experience to bear in all her cases.”

Chambers UK 2019

Recognised as an Up and Coming lawyer in the Family/Matrimonial Department

“She is described as 'extremely personable and supportive'”

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual in the Family: mediation section and is recommended in The Family section

Chambers UK 2018

Recognised in the Up and Coming in the Family/ Matrimonial Department

“She is described as 'superb – very technical and very detailed'”

Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Listed for Family and Matrimonial

The Legal 500 2017

Leading Individual in the Family: Mediation section and is recommended in the Family section

“quickly becoming a real force to be reckoned with”

Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2016

Bronze for the ‘Family Lawyer of the Year’ category

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Family section

“extremely able”

MEMBERSHIPS

Jo is an accredited mediator and a member of Resolution. In November 2014, she was appointed to Resolution’s Pensions, Tax and Financial Remedies Committee.

Department

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family: mediation category

“Jo Carr-West is extremely approachable, passionate, professional and caring. Jo works incredibly hard to ensure her clients have the option of engaging with trusted additional external support, alongside the legal support she offers.”
“Jo Carr-West is an excellent mediator. Firm and fair, she inspires confidence in clients and steers through the trickiest of situations.”
“Jo Carr-West is very personable and easy to work with. I am happy to refer my clients to her for mediation because she is a very pragmatic mediator who really knows her stuff, and I know that she will treat my clients with kindness and respect.”
“Jo Carr-West is a very good mediator with a strong reputation. I am happy to recommend clients to her and have had good feedback.”
“Jo Carr-West is an excellent mediator and one to whom I have referred clients on a number of occasions, with the utmost confidence in her ability to assist. She is firm and directive as a mediator and I would feel confident sending a client who feels potentially “outgunned” by their partner to Jo, in the knowledge that she would quickly ensure that there was an even playing field for both parties and that any power or knowledge imbalance were not exploited. I have come across many mediators who, with the best of intentions, are not able to do that successfully and where the more vulnerable client has left feeling bullied or overpowered by their more dominant partner – with Jo, I know that will not happen.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended in the Family category

“A particularly able and nuanced lawyer, Jo is technically excellent while being able to give clear and, if necessary, frank advice to clients. ”

Chambers HNW 2021

Ranked in Band 5 for Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

“She is very good, clients get on with her extremely well, she is timely, responsive and efficient.”
“She is highly responsive and has an intricate knowledge of case law.”

Spear’s 2021 Family Law Index

Recommended 2021 Family Lawyers

Spear's 500 2021

Recommended Family Lawyers

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial

“She is very capable on complex financial matters. She's excellent with clients and there is a calmness about her; she doesn’t get ruffled at all.”
“She's incredibly methodical and diligent. I found her to be a great support; I felt that she was fighting for me.”
“Jo is terrific – she kept me well informed at all times and responded promptly to my queries. She also made sure I understood my options and gave me her assessments as to the best course of action when key decisions needed to be made.”
Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in the ‘Family’ section

“Jo Carr-West is very able and warm. She gives sensitive and sensible advice and has great client management skills. ”
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“Jo Carr-West is a first-rate mediator. Balanced and calm, she inspires confidence in her clients and can steer her way through the trickiest of mediations”
“Jo Carr-West is a standout mediator, who is able to work with clients from all walks of life. She has a proven track record and has delivered great results for clients”
“Jo Carr-West is a great mediator and an extremely sensible and capable lawyer”

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020

Woman of the Year – Future Leaders (Partner, Director), Gold

Chambers & Partners UK 2020

Ranked in Band 4 for Family/Matrimonial

“She can see things from a different perspective and can give pragmatic advice.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in the ‘Family: Mediation’ section

“Jo Carr-West is intelligent and focused and quickly gets to the heart of a problem. She brings these skills to her mediation practice.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Family’ section

“Jo is an exceptional solicitor. She has fantastic client care skills and a precision that gives her work a real edge. Jo is immensely smart and brings her intellect and experience to bear in all her cases.”

Chambers UK 2019

Recognised as an Up and Coming lawyer in the Family/Matrimonial Department

“She is described as 'extremely personable and supportive'”

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual in the Family: mediation section and is recommended in The Family section

Chambers UK 2018

Recognised in the Up and Coming in the Family/ Matrimonial Department

“She is described as 'superb – very technical and very detailed'”

Citywealth Leaders List 2017

Listed for Family and Matrimonial

The Legal 500 2017

Leading Individual in the Family: Mediation section and is recommended in the Family section

“quickly becoming a real force to be reckoned with”

Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2016

Bronze for the ‘Family Lawyer of the Year’ category

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Family section

“extremely able”

MEMBERSHIPS

Jo is an accredited mediator and a member of Resolution. In November 2014, she was appointed to Resolution’s Pensions, Tax and Financial Remedies Committee.

Latest Headlines

Oct 11, 2021
Jo Carr-West discusses one of the richest British-born divorcees, Kirsty Bertarelli, in Family Law Week and The Legal Diary
Jul 12, 2021
Jo Carr-West and Lara Barton discuss recent recommendations that would assist divorcing couples in managing the CGT implications of separating their financial affairs in Family Law Week
Jun 22, 2021
Jo Carr-West and Lara Barton discuss CGT for divorcing couples in WealthBriefing’s Family Wealth Report
Apr 14, 2021
Jo Carr-West discusses a new approach to domestic abuse in the Family Court
Mar 17, 2021
Jo Carr-West discusses the capitalisation of child maintenance in Family Law Week
Nov 07, 2019
Jo Carr-West comments on the financial considerations of divorce in The Times
Oct 08, 2019
Jo Carr-West & Anna Roiser discuss family mediation
Apr 05, 2019
Jo Carr-West comments on a £1.3m divorce award despite signing a pre-nuptial agreement in Family Law Week
Apr 23, 2018
Jo Carr-West comments on the changing face of divorce in the UK in The Telegraph
Feb 26, 2018
Jo Carr-West comments in Bloomberg on how cryptocurrency is impacting divorce settlements

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