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Joanne Farrell

Principal Associate

Biography

Joanne joined Weightmans as a Principal Associate in the Glasgow casualty team in November 2021.

Joanne has acted exclusively as a litigator for insurance companies throughout her career since qualification in 2004. Joanne worked at BTO Solicitors LLP prior to joining Weightmans in 2021. Her experience extends to a wide range of insurance claims from motor claims to EL, PL, occupational illness, professional and clinical negligence claims for a large number of major UK insurers.

For the last 12 or so years, Joanne’s practice has specialised in high value catastrophic and complex personal injury claim. This varies from claims for the most devastating spinal injuries to serious brain injuries, multiple severe orthopaedic and crushing injuries and fatal claims.

Joanne has a special interest in the identification, investigation and detection of cases involving fraud. Her many years of experience in this sector has armed her with the tools to recognise early indicators of dishonesty and has allowed her to undertake appropriate discrete enquiries to substantiate these early suspicions.

Over the years, Joanne has also been involved in Court of Session damages actions against registered medical practitioners to also include those involving catastrophic injuries. Joanne has experience in professional disciplinary work against solicitors advising on claims which have arisen out of solicitors’ handling of clinical negligence and occupational illness claims.

Joanne has considerable experience of litigation in the Court of Session, ASPIC and the Sheriff Court. Joanne is also an active member of FOIL Scotland.

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