Jo Carr-West

Jo  Carr-West Partner
Hunters, incorporating May, May and Merrimans

Jo is a solicitor in the firm’s family department having joined Hunters in 2004. She became a Partner in 2016. Jo is an accredited specialist in financial provision on divorce and in Children Law.

She has broad experience of the complex financial aspects of divorce proceedings, dealing with cases exploring issues of inherited assets, trusts and company law, as well as advising on wealth protection pre-marriage – including pre-nuptial agreements. In addition, she advises on disputes concerning children and on the issues surrounding cohabitation and other forms of family breakdown. She is a trained collaborative lawyer, and a member of the London Collaborative Family Lawyers pod. Jo trained as a mediator in 2011 and is a member of the Family Mediators Association, and Resolution.

In November 2014, Jo was appointed to Resolution’s Property, Tax and Pensions Committee.

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Christmas is a time for mediation 25 NOV 2016

Christmas is a time for mediation

It would probably have been sensible to write a piece about agreeing arrangements for the festive...

Decoding settlement discussions for clients 13 OCT 2016

Decoding settlement discussions for clients

Throughout financial negotiations everyone is aiming for the same thing: a final settlement that...

Moving on: tips and tricks for putting together a housing need case 21 SEP 2016

Moving on: tips and tricks for putting together a housing need case

Accepting that there is a possibility that the family home will need to be sold following a...

How to budget: projecting living expenses during divorce 17 AUG 2016

How to budget: projecting living expenses during divorce

Divorcing clients are sometimes surprised that one of the key documents their lawyer will ask...

Preparing to go to court 11 JUL 2016

Preparing to go to court

Resolving family issues through the system is still a reality for many families and, despite...

We need to talk about the children 08 JUN 2016

We need to talk about the children

One of the hardest things for parents following separation is continuing the conversation about...

Tackling financial disclosures 04 MAY 2016

Tackling financial disclosures

Gathering together the financial documents needed to provide full financial disclosure on divorce...

Decoding divorce 01 APR 2016

Decoding divorce

For those adjusting to life after separation, thoughts might now be turning to the technical...

Choosing a process for financial arrangements in divorce proceedings: what are the options and why do they work? 02 MAR 2016

Choosing a process for financial arrangements in divorce proceedings: what are the options and why do they work?

In January I wrote about practical tips for parties facing separation after the Christmas and New...

Putting the children first: the benefits of literature for children affected by divorce 03 FEB 2016

Putting the children first: the benefits of literature for children affected by divorce

As January turns to February, initial decisions about separation taken at the beginning of the...

Ten practical steps for separating in the New Year 05 JAN 2016

Ten practical steps for separating in the New Year

January is a time for new beginnings, and once the children are back at school and the fairy...