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.

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

… a safe pair of hands ... easy to work with when going through a stressful period of time.

Legal 500 UK 2021

Personal Awards

L500 2023 Recommended Lawyer

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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