Joanna joined FOURTEEN as a tenant after successful completion of her pupillage in October 2019 under the supervision of Michael Glaser QC, David Sharp, and Chris Stevenson. Joanna undertakes cases across the broad spectrum of family law and has particular experience in Family Law Act applications, Fact Finding hearings and private law proceedings.
Prior to starting pupillage Joanna worked as a paralegal with TV Edwards for nearly two years. She gained a lot of experience in private children and financial remedy work in this role as well as dealing with vulnerable clients.
Joanna represents both applicants and respondents in private law proceedings, and has experience in applying for – and resisting – applications for Child Arrangements, Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders, Section 37 applications and applications for the urgent return of children who have been retained after contact.
Joanna is developing her practice in public law proceedings relating to children having had a lot of exposure to this during pupillage and accepts instructions from local authorities, parents, Children’s Guardians and wider family members.
Having had a lot of exposure to financial remedy proceedings during the course of her pupillage and her work prior as a paralegal, Joanna accepts instructions in family finance cases, from both petitioners and respondents including applications on related issues such as approval of consent orders.
BPTC, City University, 2015, Very Competent
Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, 2015, Commendation
BA English Literature (2:1), University of Exeter, 2014