Joanna Potbury

Joanna Potbury

Senior Associate

DMH Stallard (Brighton)

1 Jubilee Street



Joanna is a Senior Associate in the Family and Relationships team, based in Brighton.  Her background is in commercial litigation, having trained with the firm and qualified into the Technology and Media Dispute Resolution team in 2007, before moving on to specialise in family law.  She is, therefore, uniquely qualified to bring a commercial and pragmatic approach to matrimonial financial cases which involve complex business and overseas assets.

Joanna advises clients on a wide range of private family matters including divorce, financial disputes and injunction proceedings.  She is regularly instructed to deal with complex and high net worth divorce cases involving trusts, businesses, high value property and assets located outside the UK.

In additon to financial cases, Joanna also has extensive experience in relation to private children law disputes (including applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and leave to remove applications) and domestic violence (including applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders).

Joanna has a wealth of experience advising on the protection of family wealth through pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Joanna has built up a strong network in Brighton and the surrounding area.  This, combined with her particular skillset, has enabled the team to carve out a niche as a market leader for complex matrimonial cases in the region.

Joanna is an incredible lawyer. She is professional, yet kind and always wants the best for her clients.

Chambers & Partners UK 2024

DMH [Stallard] have been involved with my complex legal case over four years and I have been highly impressed. From the start I felt in safe and competent hands, contrasting positively with another firm who I had consulted with. Throughout the process Jo Potbury has been professional, confident and personable, which has been much appreciated. I always felt respected and supported and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jo.

Family Law Client far the most understanding solicitor that I dealt with. Joanna is very compassionate and trustworthy. Her response times and communication are fantastic

Legal 500 UK 2024

I have been working with Joanna Potbury at DMH Stallard LLP for over two years now and she has guided me and my family through the very trickiest of times. I have found Jo’s support and concern to be incredibly professional at all times, yet she is kind and compassionate and there is no one else I would choose to share my legal journey with.

Legal 500 UK 2023

Firstly, thank you so much. Thursday was exhausting but it was a really positive experience . . . I can't believe I got through it: You, Phil and Nick made the whole process as easy to manage as possible. It was amazing to come home and tell the children that everything was okay.

Family Law Client

Joanna is approachable, professional and very easy to work with. She is a fast thinking and commercially minded lawyer who can think outside the box and offer alternative solutions

Jolyon Bennett, MD of Gusto Telecom Solutions

Personal Awards

Chambers & Partners 2024 - Jo Potbury
Legal500 2024 RISING STAR

Memberships and Associations

  • Joanna is a member of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to working with families and individuals to resolve issues in a non-confrontational and constructive way.
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