Joanne has expertise in all areas of Immigration and Nationality law and European law at all levels including the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, Administrative Court, House of Lords and European Court of Justice.
Joanne has a varied practice within her field and is instructed by Local Authorities, NGO’s, Law Centres and Private Law firms.
Joanne has a special interest in the crossover of immigration law with family law and prepares opinions for Local Authorities and Law firms for use in the Family Division.
Joanne undertakes seminars at solicitors firms and is an assessor at Central Law Training.
Joanne practices Immigration and Nationality Law and European law relating to free movement of people, business immigration and deportation issues.
From a nursing and counselling background with emphasis on mental and women’s health, Joanne’s dissertation in her LLB (Hons) focused on Judicial Review within the area of Mental Health.
“She is a leading light to all practitioners, amazingly creative and articulate - a superwoman.”
Chambers and Partners 2018
Legal 500 2018
“Accessible and will undertake legally aided work for unaccompanied minors.”
“Routinely acts for highly vulnerable clients, including minors and individuals with mental health issues. Her broad caseload regularly sees her acting in complex immigration, asylum and nationality matters.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Very friendly and cordial while staying highly professional.”
Legal 500 2016
“Sits as a Tribunal Judge and has a wealth of experience handling nationality, asylum and EU free movement matters. She has a particular interest in cases featuring mental health issues. She is phenomenally clever and wonderfully capable. Every time there is an element of complexity of law or sensitive issues, she is the one I go to without fail.”
Chambers UK, 2016
SM and Anors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1144 (Admin)
SSHD v TB (Jamaica)  All ER (D) 90 Aug
R (on the application of Tum and Dari) v SSHD (Case C-16/05)  1 CMLR 18 ,  All ER (D) 115 (Sep) ECJ.
DK (Serbia) v SSHD  All ER (D) 312 (Dec)
R (on the application of Tum and Dari) v SSHD  2 CMLR 1131
R (on the application of Tum and Dari) v SSHD 1 CMLR 1091
R v SSHD ex parte Zeqiri  UKHL 3
Zeqiri v SSHD  1 All ER (D) 120
R v SSHD ex parte Boybeyi  INLR 130 CA
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.
RGN (Registered General Nurse)
RMN (Registered Mental Nurse)