Joanne is Deputy Head of Chambers at 9 St John Street. She has been named by Chambers & Partners in the top band of employment law barristers for many years.
Joanne prides herself on her meticulous preparation and a supremely focused attention to detail is central to her approach. For one with such intellectual capacity, she is refreshingly engaging with clients.
Her combination of exceptional advocacy with approachability makes her one of the ‘go-to’ employment advocates both on the Circuit and nationally.
Joanne practices exclusively employment law and employment related disputes. She is pleased to act for both employers and employees, for the public sector and the private sector and for in-house solicitors as well as those in private practice. Her work incorporates employment disputes in all areas including the NHS, education, banking, local government, the police and the legal profession as well as in business generally.
She regularly handles cases where there is a great deal at stake whether in terms of compensation, number of employees affected or publicity. Her practice focuses on the higher-value, more complex, sensitive or multi-week discrimination, transfer of undertakings, whistle-blowing and working time claims but also includes unfair dismissal and redundancy claims. She is experienced at both first instance and appellate level. She also has substantial experience of acting as a representative in mediations.
Fee Paid Employment Judge, Midlands West 2010
Inns of Court Studentship (Middle Temple),
Jules Thorn Scholarship
Employment Law Bar Association and
Employment Lawyers Association
LLB (Hons), Nottingham University
Joanne Connolly is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Ms Connolly can be found here.
Ms Connolly’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Ms Connolly to undertake Court or Tribunal work for a fixed brief fee for the first day plus a daily refresher fee for the subsequent days. Advisory work, paperwork or conferences are most commonly charged at an hourly rate. Ms Connolly will typically return paperwork within 5-10 working days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
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