Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:51
Don't worry LDee - we were all new to this at one time too
I'd cut the stems back to a pair of new shoots or buds - or a leaf joint. If you look inside the plant - along the damaged stems, you might see evidence of some new growth. Cut back to that. If you're unsure, just take the dead leaves off - they'll come off quite easily just with your hand. See what it's like in a month or so. If the stems aren't recovering at all, you can snip them off right back to the main stem they're connected to.
Those fine roots are just that - fine roots. As you've potted it on now, they will carry on growing into the new compost/soil in that pot.
It's still warm enough for the plant to make some new growth this year. Keep it in a fairly sheltered spot out of the worst of the winter weather.
It seems quite a decent size, so it should be fine and will carry on growing next year no problem.