Jo Jordan-Fisher BA (Hons)
In her role as consultant at the Halesworth office, Jo is available to the public only on an occasional basis these days.
Hard to believe now but female solicitors were once very much in a minority. As one of this early breed, Jo was based in London and admitted to the profession in 1973.
Jo undertook the broad range of work required of most general practice lawyers before specialisation became the norm: matrimonial, civil litigation, criminal court work, property transactions et cetera.
Despite extensive travels, she managed to keep up with matters legal by undertaking locum work, eventually winding up in Suffolk in the 80’s. Her outside interests lured her away from the office from time to time but she still went on to specialise in commercial property work. After over 20 years at Cross Ram & Co., latterly as Jonathan Margarson’s business partner, Jo ‘retired’, although her background knowledge of long-standing clients has proved invaluable in her continuing role as consultant to the practice.
Jo has fond memories of their very first home in Halesworth, a Victorian townhouse in London Road which she and husband Nick Fisher ‘did up’ before moving to do the same at the other end of town, more recently moving to their self-build at Westhall, the award-winning Belle Grove. [They’ve also built a house in Tanzania, a story told in her book, African Approaches: Roads to a Far-Off Place.]