Joanne has been practising in the area of Education Law since 2003. During that time she has represented both Local Education Authorities and parents. She has experience of representation at Tribunal level, including SENDIST and in the Administrative Court (Judicial Review).
Joanne understands and has personal experience of the pressures facing pupils, parents and Local Education Authorities in the current economic climate, including the challenges facing those concerned in the Government’s drive for school reform using the academy model, both at Secondary and Primary levels.
Joanne is a barrister who has a down to earth and practical approach to her work.
Joanne is a one of the founding Trustees of the The Elliot Foundation, which is a successful multi-academy trust specialising in the Primary Sector and aims to build self improving and sellf sustaining clusters of top primary academies. There are currently three clusters, the first is in the West Midlands, the second in London and the third in East Anglia.
Joanne is registered to take clients under the Direct Access Scheme.
“She is a leading light to all practitioners, amazingly creative and articulate - a superwoman.”
Chambers and Partners 2018
“Accessible and will undertake legally aided work for unaccompanied minors.”
Legal 500 - 2018
SM and Anors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1144 (Admin)
Joanne was appointed as a fee paid (part-time) Judge of the First Tier Tribunal - Immigration and Asylum Chambers in 2006 and the Social Entitlement Chamber in 2018.
Adjudicator for the Legal Services Commission for Funding Review in 2005
RGN (Registered General Nurse)
RMN (Registered Mental Nurse)