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Joanne Oakes

Year of call 2018, Lincoln's Inn - (Qualified as Solicitor – 2006)  

Areas of Expertise
Court of Protection, Family, Special Education Needs


Prior to coming to the Bar, Joanne practised as a solicitor for fourteen years in the area of family law. She has extensive experience in all areas including: private children matters; public children matters including applications for deprivation of liberty. During her time as a Solicitor she he undertook a significant amount of advocacy.


Whilst in private practice for the first twelve years of her career, Joanne became a member of the Law Society children panel. During the last two years of her career a Solicitor Joanne was an in-house advocate at a large local authority within a consortium where she prepared and represented various local authorities. The nature of the advocacy that Joanne undertook during this time included: Emergency protection order hearings; interim care order hearings; contested hearings up to five days in length; finding of fact hearings.

In public law proceedings, Joanne also has experience of complex issues including: deprivation of liberty and s25; non-accidental injury; female genital mutilation and forced marriage. In private law proceedings Joanne has undertaken all forms of cases including child arrangements order and family law act 1996 issues. She accepts instructions in all types of hearings including application hearings; FHDRA hearings; finding of fact hearings and contested final hearings.

Joanne is also a member of the Court of Protection Team and accepts instructions on behalf of patients, local authorities and third parties.

Prescribed Information

Miss Joanne Oakes is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Miss Joanne Oakes can be found here.

Miss Joanne Oakes 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 Miss Joanne Oakes to undertake Court and advisory work for a fixed brief fee plus refresher days and all work can be quoted for by Miss Joanne Oakes clerks.  Miss Joanne Oakes also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here.

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Court of Protection


Special Education Needs

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