Joanne Millward


Joanne Millward is a family law solicitor with over 20 years’ experience dealing with all areas of Family Law.

Joanne qualified in to family law back in 1996, starting her career with Harrowells in York before moving on to Bakewells (since taken over by Nelsons Solicitors) for several years. In 2001 Joanne joined Sharp Young and Pearce and became a partner in 2005. In June 2016 Sharp Young and Pearce merged with Rothera Dowson to form Rothera Sharp Solicitors.

Based at the Lace Market Office in the heart of Nottingham, Joanne is available to see clients across our network of branch offices around the county.

Joanne deals with divorce, finances, (especially high-net worth), children and all aspects of separation.  Her sympathetic approach to clients is matched by her ability to negotiate but also be a tough opponent; Joanne is someone you want on your side.  Joanne very much promotes conciliatory negotiations without the necessity for court wherever possible and gives clients sensible advice about the options available to them with practical cost information, both at the beginning and throughout the proceedings.

Joanne represents a number of high net worth clients that are dealing with sensitive situations including the breakdown of marriage and decision on how to split the business, pension and ensure the solution allows both parties to move on in a way that benefits their business and future.

In addition to her role as a family lawyer, Joanne is also our staff partner.

For further help and advice, please contact Joanne on 0800 088 6280 or email

Office Base

The Lace Market


Family Law

Positions Held

Staff Partner
Family Law Solicitor
Legal Advisor to Regional Foster Placements

Areas of Specialism

Family Law
Residence & Contact Issue
Co-habitation Agreements
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Civil Partnerships


Road Trips with family


Law Society

Joanne Millward - Rothera Sharp Solicitors, Nottingham

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  • "Thank you so much for all your hard work and support over the past year.  Your kindness, thoughtfulness & efficiency has been wonderful and made such a difference at a really difficult time."

    Family Law Client

  • "I would like to say thank you for an excellent service. When I first walked through the door I liked Jo's enthusiam and reassurance. Basically the job would be done. It was and thank you for my life back."

    Carmen Cameron

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