Joanna Craddock
      • Joanna Craddock
      • Solicitor - Children Law
    • Contact

      • 01827 317082
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    • Departments

    • Address

      • Etchell House, Etchell Court,
      • Bonehill Road,
      • Tamworth,
      • Staffordshire,
      • B78 3HQ

Joanna Craddock

Solicitor - Children Law

Joanna Craddock qualified as a solicitor in July 2013 having previously practised for years as a Legal Executive. She has a wealth of experience in public and private family law matters.

As a member of the Law Society Children Panel, she undertakes care matters for children, parents, and other family members. Joanna regularly advises local authorities as well as acting for parents and grandparents in private contact proceedings.

Her experience is wide-ranging and encompasses complex family issues, including international cases and non-accidental injuries.

Joanna conducts the majority of her own advocacy. Meticulous in her preparation, she is a dogged and determined opponent in Court.

Joanna is a passionate and committed solicitor who goes to great lengths to successfully represent her clients.

Contact Jo on 01827 317070 or

Jo is recommended in the Legal 500 2024

The 'professional and strong' team at Pickerings Solicitors is jointly led by Susan Davies who concentrates on divorce and finance work and Richard Westley who excels in children matters. It regularly deals with high-net-worth matrimonial cases where there are businesses, properties and pensions involved. Three of the solicitors who specialise in children work are members of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme and are frequently instructed by the children’s guardians.


‘I work with Richard Westley, Victoria Harvey and Jo Craddock. Each is unique in their own way but have a shared ethos in how they represent children and execute directions from guardians. I have full confidence that having worked with them for a number of years any decision they make or suggest can be trusted’.

‘Pickerings solicitors offer a range of expertise in private and public family law work.  Richard Westley or Jo Craddock and Vicky Harvey – All 3 offer a considered child focussed service to Guardians, are happy to meet with children who they represent and offer good legal advice promptly and excellent representation in court hearings‘.

Jo was recommended in the Legal 500 2023

‘Great team. The staff is all professional and caring and explained everything well to me so I knew the process. Would highly recommend this firm’

‘Joanna Craddock is a highly knowledgeable solicitor who really cares about her clients, she works extremely long hours and goes above and beyond to achieve the best possible result for her clients’.

‘I have found the team to be personally and professionally supportive. The team is keen to meet the children they represent. The team is personable, good fun and always professional. Great with children. Great knowledge of the court system and separate local authorities. Great connections‘.

‘Pickerings Solicitors is a brilliant choice for child care cases locally. It has a broad range of highly capable lawyers who provide an exceptional level of client care. They conduct some of the most complex and difficult child protection cases with confidence and their conscientious approach inspires confidence‘.