Joanna is a solicitor within BWB’s public and regulatory department. Joanna has assisted with a range of public law and regulatory matters including advice on public inquiries, health and social care queries, and code of conducts and professional discipline. She has also advised on a range of data protection queries. Joanna has a background in education and charity law matters having previously worked for three years with BWB’s education and charity teams. During that time, Joanna’s work included advice on the establishment of free schools and the proposer group’s statutory obligations under education law, charity law and company law. She was seconded to New Schools Network in 2014.

Examples of recent work

  • Assisting with advice to a social care company on a potential public law challenge
  • Assisted with advice to a regulator on its statutory obligations
  • Advising a trade association on competition law matters
  • Advised on a range of data protection queries including registration, data retention, review of policies and a data protection audit
  • The assistant to a partner on complex issue relating to a membership organisation’s code of conduct

Qualifications and career

  • University of Southampton, BA History (Hons), 2008
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2011
  • Paralegal at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2011
  • Trainee Solicitor at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2014
  • Qualified Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2016

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Pro Bono advice for a charity which works with young people regarding safeguarding obligations for a new project
  • Trustee of MedAct