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Joanne Houston has practised as a specialist family law solicitor in the Hampshire area since 1991 with particular experience in high net worth financial remedy proceedings, international children disputes and collaborative law.


Just Family law is a bespoke family law practice established in 2010. Our main office is located near Winchester, Hampshire and we offer workable legal solutions to clients and their families nationwide.

Joanne Houston is the Principal and founder of Just Family Law and has practised as a divorce solicitor in the Hampshire area since 1991. Her expertise is recognised as a Resolution accredited specialist in high-net worth ancillary relief and international family law. Joanne is also a fully trained and practising collaborative lawyer with 30 years' experience in family law. 

Jo works alongside senior solicitor Georgina Suman, an experienced specialist family lawyer practising in London and we are supported by Sam Laking and Jenny Freeman.

We provide a full range of family law services at the start of new relationships when they break down and beyond. We act for married individuals, engaged couples, cohabitants, civil partners, ex-pats, grandparents and extended family members. Our services are not geographically restricted, and we are able to represent clients nationwide and indeed worldwide.

Why Just Family Law

Bespoke tailored service

Here at Just Family Law we understand that every family is unique. Whether you come to us at the start of a new relationship, at the end of a long marriage or with concerns for your children or your financial future, we are here to expertly guide you through the process to a constructive and reliable solution. We consider the right process for you, your family and your circumstances.

Out of court solutions

No matter how complex or delicate your situation may be, we can help you to secure the best outcome for you and your family with compassion and care. Our team is dedicated to providing a collaborative approach and will help you to navigate emotive and often highly stressful situations, working to reduce animosity and foster respectful positive relationships for the future. We will carefully consider the most appropriate out of court process for your particular family circumstances and only issue court proceedings as a last resort or if required to deal with an emergency or urgent situation.

Court proceedings-specialist expertise and skill

If court proceedings have been issued or become necessary, we shall use our wealth of experience to produce the best outcomes available. We have specific expertise in High Court financial remedy applications and international children matters.

We provide pragmatic advice and work to make sure you have the knowledge and understanding to move forward with confidence and tailor our approach to find the balance that works best for you.

High Net Worth

We can draw on our many years of family law experience to advise in respect of complex and international assets, matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets valued up to £30 million, ringfenced assets, lottery wins, trusts and family businesses and shareholdings

We are a team working for you

At Just Family Law we work together as a small closely knit team and strive to be approachable and available to meet your needs. As a result of our method of working you will always have access to a member of the team who knows your case and your matter will benefit from the expertise of every member of the team. 

Care and empathy

We will listen to your issues and advise you in a clear and sensitive way. We have many third party contacts; specialist counsellors, therapists and relationship coaches who can work alongside us and provide you with full emotional support to complement the services we provide to you.

Where we can meet you

Our main office is at Gander Down Barns, located a few miles from Winchester and Alresford off the A31. We are discreetly situated, there is plenty of parking and a welcoming meeting room.

If you are daunted by the prospect of seeing a solicitor and talking about your divorce, please feel assured that we will listen to your issues and provide advice and guidance in a confidential setting. Face to face meetings can be arranged by prior appointment. It is often beneficial to meet in person, particularly when you are starting off on a challenging path.

Our Putney meeting room is conveniently situated at 70 Upper Richmond Road London SW15 2PR close to transport links, with East Putney tube station is a 3 minutes’ walk away.

If you are in Brighton, meetings can be arranged at 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL, a 15-minute walk to the station and close to the seafront.

We are available during office hours and by appointment only, outside office hours for consultations by phone and MO Teams

Our contact details are

Hampshire - 01962 217640

Brighton - 01273 658020

Putney, South West London - 0203 150 1013


Inter-disciplinary Family Service

We aim to provide a comprehensive and holistic divorce service to steer you through separation and divorce into your new life ahead. We consider your needs, aims and objectives in respect of the legal issues. With our team of trusted advisors and family consultants, we have access to support you to fulfil your personal, emotional and financial needs, goals and requirements in a positive and constructive way. We can also assist you with related services such as making a new will and a lasting power of attorney.

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We can help you with:


Ex-pat divorce and International Family Law




Relationship Agreements




Relationship Breakdown


Moving abroad with Children and Child Abduction




Brexit and Family Law Implications


Family Law for the LGBT Community


High Net Worth Individuals


Surrogacy Law


Protecting Assets

Our Offices


Ash-Unit 2
Gander Down Barns
Rodfield Lane
England, SO24 0HS

+44 01962 217640


15-17 Middle Street
East Sussex,

+44 01273 658020


Wessex House,
Oxford Road,
RG14 1PA

+44 01635 621086

Holistic divorce service

We aim to provide a comprehensive and holistic divorce service to steer you through separation and divorce into your new life ahead. We consider your needs, aims and objectives in respect of the legal issues. With our team of trusted advisors we provide access to support to fulfill your personal, emotional and financial needs, goals and requirement.

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