Joanne studied LLB Law at the University of Warwick and graduated with First Class Honours. Joanne obtained a distinction in her LPC at the College of Law in York and went on to join the CAFCASS graduate recruitment scheme, gaining an insight into Central Government agencies. She joined Osbornes Solicitors LLP as a paralegal in the Housing and Litigation team in June 2011 and has since successfully completed her training contract at the firm. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2014.
Joanne specialises in property litigation including housing and social care law. Her practice covers disrepair, possession, homelessness, judicial review claims and landlord and tenant disputes. She is dedicated to helping her clients in a holistic and pragmatic manner, ensuring that their concerns and problems are listened to and addressed. Joanne has a varied workload and represents clients under public and private funding as well as on a no fee no win basis.
- Joanne acted for a mother with a young family who had been evicted from her property and was not offered emergency accommodation that night. She made urgent representations to the Council and threatened Judicial Review proceedings against the Council over their failure to accept a homelessness application and to provide temporary accommodation.
- Joanne secured a settlement of £11200.00 plus costs on behalf of a tenant where the Housing Association failed to carry out repairs relating to damp and mould within reasonable time
- Joanne has made urgent applications to suspend warrant of evictions on behalf of Council tenants who have found themselves in difficulties with rent arrears and Housing Benefit.
“I found it all very professional and friendly at Osbornes. I am extremely happy with the outcome; my solicitor took away the stress of my case. I received a significant damages settlement from my Landlord (£28,500.00), which has really helped me in my new home. I would definitely recommend Osbornes in the future.”
Eileen Burke, disrepair client
“I found out about Osbornes after attending their free legal advice clinic at St Michael’s Church. From the start, I was given an excellent service which I would rate as 100%. If it was not for Joanne I would have lost my home and would be sleeping on the streets right now. I found all the staff members very nice, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Osbornes to my friends.”
Dominic Gallagher, possession client
“It is always a pleasure to be instructed by Jo. Her cases arrive prepared to a very high standard, making it clear where one’s input is required. Her thorough trial and mediation preparation and client care smoothen the litigation process, whilst her constructive attitude and tactical awareness ensures that her clients receive fantastic representation.”
Morayo Fagborun Bennett, Barrister from Hardwicke Chambers
Joanne was born in Hong Kong and can speak conversational Cantonese. Outside of work Joanne takes an active role in her Church and loves (winning at) board games.