Jo has been at Mayo Wynne Baxter since 2012 and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. Jo is now a Partner as of April 2019.
Jo is based in the Lewes office and is the lead solicitor in the firm’s Leasehold Enfranchisement Team. She specialises in residential landlord and tenant matters and has particular expertise in dealing with:
- Lease extensions proceeding by agreement and under the LRHUDA 1993
- Sales and Purchases of Freehold title by agreement, collective enfranchisement and via s.5 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
- Lease Variations via s.35 and s.37 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
- Right to Manage matters
- Advising Landlords, Tenants and Management Companies generally on issues arising out of leases
Jo has excellent professional relationships with a number of valuers in and around Sussex, London and various other areas of the country. She is listed in the LEASE (the Leasehold Advisory Service) practitioners directory and was instrumental in the firm becoming a member of ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners).
Jo also works closely with the firm’s professional negligence specialists in assisting clients with potential claims against former solicitors who have failed to advise or given incorrect advise in relation to a lease, ground rent or other enfranchisement issues.
Outside of work Jo is a keen runner, enjoys socialising with friends and going abroad whenever she gets the chance.
The communication is outstanding. The people are personable and when a key member of staff is away or unavailable there is always a well informed deputy to answer any questions. It is a pleasure dealing with you. Jo Ironside and Rachel Woodbridge deserve special mention.
'I have been extremely impressed with Jo Ironside at Mayo Wynne Baxter. She is super responsive, helpful, fast to carry out work and accurate. She spent lots of time with me pre-formal engagement to help me to work out if I needed assistance. Actually on the first matter I asked her about I deferred but when I do extend my lease I won't hesitate to engage Jo. On other property matters we did engage Jo and she was fabulous. Exceeded our expectations and so we highly recommend her. Thank you Jo, you are a gem.'
JC - February 2021