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Tiina Juhanson

Managing Director & Head of Family & Litigation Departments

Tiina is the both firm’s Managing Director and Head of the Family & Litigation Departments. 

Having been with the firm for over 25 years she has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Family Law.  She prides herself on her friendly and direct approach and her aim is to get her clients to as speedy and trouble-free resolution to their problems as possible. 

Tiina has a formidable reputation for acting in Family & Matrimonial matters, particularly in financial settlements.  She regularly appears in Court on behalf of her clients and as a trained Mediator.

Tiina was one of the first solicitors in the area to gain Family Panel accreditation with the Law Society and to become an accredited specialist of the Solicitors Family Law Association (now known as Resolution).  She regularly attends courses to ensure she is up to date with all developments within her field of expertise. 

She has long-established relationships with members of the Courts and other professional bodies in the Essex and East London area and is also Secretary of the Havering Solicitors Group and a committee member, and former President, of the West Essex Law Society

Tiina is based at our Romford Branch.

Tiina is an avid collector of art noveau and art deco, enjoys going to auctions and antique fairs, socialising, dining out, the beach, playing cards and the odd game of table tennis!

Specialises In :

  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Financial Settlements
  • Inheritance Disputes

What the Clients Say:

I first met Tiina Juhanson a year or two ago to discuss the delicate question of divorce in quite general terms. At that very first meeting she impressed me with her understanding of the sensitivities involved in such a potentially traumatic subject. Later, when I was ready to progress matters, she led me through the process and enabled me to understand what would happen and what to expect. Now, with divorce completed, I cannot say that the process is anything less than difficult to come to terms with - but Tiina's sympathetic guidance made the journey bearable and far less confrontational  than it might otherwise have been.In practical terms Tiina was supportive, efficient and reassuringly "with me" all through the various steps that have to be addressed. I am most grateful to her and I recommend her services unreservedly. Ron B

I wish to say I have immense gratitude for Tiina and her team at F Barnes. They have looked after my divorce admirably and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and colleagues should they require your services.  It has been a very emotional time for me, but, Tiina has made everything go so well and she is always on the end of the phone should I ever need her good counsel. Ms S.

"Tiina Juhanson was recommended to me for my divorce by a solicitor friend of a friend's brother. Tiina's reputation preceded her and I knew if my divorce ended up in court she was absolutely the right solicitor to represent me and I felt confident that she would achieve the best possible settlement for myself and my son. I cannot thank her enough for all her support over a whole year and for making a very stressful and difficult situation as simple and easy as possible for me. Ms D Carter

I am extremely grateful to Tiina Juhanson for all her help and support she provided following the breakdown of my long term relationship.  Tiina gave me the courage after a very difficult split, with her no nonsense approach, providing me with the knowledge to allow me a complete understanding of all procedures at each stage.  My children and myself are now able to remain in our family home.  Thank you Tiina for your patience, understanding and highly professional approach. Ms Rose (Romford).