Senior Consultant Solicitor
She initially qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executive in 1999 and having attended University of Westminster Law School London (part-time) she then attended Guildford College of Law and has been qualified as a solicitor since 2008.
Having started off in the City, she gathered much experience in litigation and family law. Janette’s experience includes being a senior equity partner in an Essex firm handling a wide range of complex matters.
She advises and supports clients on all issues arising on the breakdown of relationships including divorce, co-habitation, HNW complex financial disputes as well as private Children Act matters to include residence, contact as well as applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction.
Janette is a member of Resolution.
Clients say she is clear, pragmatic and calm and above all is empathetic. She gets to the issues quickly as they become apparent. She is no pushover and will seek what is reasonable for her clients.
Children can find separation and divorce difficult at the best of times. But on occasions like Father’s Day, it can be worse. A family solicitor shares advice on how to help them cope. In the past few weeks the world has celebrated Father’s Day. If you and your...
Personal Blog of Janette Johnston Family & Child Solicitor A City Law Firm. As an experienced family & child solicitor I was not shocked, but very surprised to see adults bear all to the nation regarding their sexual needs on this programme which is for...
NEW FREE PARENTING GUIDE OFFERED TO SEPARATING FAMILIES IN LONDON AND THE SOUTH EAST Janette Johnston from A City Law Firm is offering the guide for free to local families who are divorcing or separating The Parenting Through Separation Guide is written by family...
Experienced Family Solicitor Janette Johnson discusses Baroness Deech and the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill 2017-2019 (private members bill)
I think it worthy of comment that we are seeing more articles about this bill at present. This is the Bill that was introduced to Parliament over 7 years ago by Baroness Deech, who is not someone who shies away from sharing her thoughts in family law. She is a lady...
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What do our clients say about Janette?
“I first met and instructed Ms Johnston in 2007 to advise and support me through a divorce and associated children’s matters. This should have been a relatively simple process given our particular circumstances, but unfortunately decree absolute was obtained as late as 2011, with conclusion of the settlement of finances taking a further couple of years. During this period my ex-wife engaged and dismissed two different law firms before briefly representing herself, and finally instructing a third solicitor. I valued Ms Johnston’s patience, ability to listen and her calm and considered approach in what was the most challenging and prolonged circumstances for me.
I also had cause to consult her last year, but this time in respect of a civil litigation matter. Again, she used her calm, considered approach, and feel that I was given a clear explanation of my legal position, and given good advice. I have no hesitation in recommending her to act for anyone, given similar circumstances.”
“I would have no hesitation recommending Janette and everyone at A City Law Firm.
From the very first emails I sent concerning divorce and child maintenance, she was kind, helpful and informed, and demystified a confusing process every step of the way. At such a time of heightened emotion, when discussing sensitive and personal information, it was unbelievably reassuring to know that I could contact Janette with any questions and receive a prompt, calm and careful reply. I felt that I could ask her anything and could clarify everything I needed to, as many times as I needed to. It was also brilliant to have somebody on my side during more difficult conversations and negotiations – Janette helped me to navigate something very hard, and make it as straightforward, kind and mutually respectful as possible. Lastly, Janette walked me through the practical side of applying for an online divorce, and provided fair and accurate estimates of the costs of the whole process, including using the new online portal. All the communication with her colleagues at A City Law Firm was equally considerate and prompt, and made the business of administering a divorce much easier. Many thanks to Janette and the whole team. – Anonymous