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Joanna qualified as a solicitor in 2010 having trained with Weightmans. She acts for police forces and public authorities in relation to a wide range of issues. Joanna specialises in police malfeasance claims and judicial review. In particular, she regularly acts in claims involving areas of particular sensitivity such as claims involving undercover officers, CHIS (covert human intelligence source) handlers and intelligence; those with reputational issues for clients and multi-action claims involving a number of claimants such as complex protest claims and claims involving issues that affect police forces nationally. For example, the police overtime claims litigation.

Joanna also represents police forces and public authorities to obtain civil prevention orders such as forced marriage protection orders, anti-social behaviour injunctions and closure orders. Joanna regularly appears in both the County Court and Magistrates Court to obtain such orders.


Insights Yaxley-Lennon v Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary (unreported)

The claimant brought claims against the defendant for discrimination, harassment and breach of Articles 8,9 and 10 ECHR.

Insights Retention of data: Catt v The United Kingdom 2019, European Court of Human Rights

The court determined that whilst the police were justified in collecting data they were not justified in retaining Mr Catt’s data in this case.

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