Experience

Jo enjoys a busy and diverse general common law practice. She specialises in all aspects of costs litigation and personal injury litigation including the associated areas of credit hire and insurance fraud. She is regularly instructed in fast and multi-track cases for Claimants and Defendants. She also has expertise in employment law and Public Inquiries.

Education

BA, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge. 2:1
MA Social Policy, The Open University
Graduate Diploma in Law, BBP Law School, Distinction
Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, Very Competent

Professional Memberships

PIBA

Languages

Spanish (advanced)
Portuguese (basic)

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

SYLVIA HENRY v NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS LTD

The Court of Appeal determined that there was a good reason to depart from the court-approved costs budget of a successful claimant in defamation proceedings, where the failure of the claimant’s solicitors to observe the requirements of the practice direction did not put the defendant at a significant disadvantage and did not seem likely to have led to costs being incurred that were unreasonable or disproportionate.

Cook on Costs: Jackson Review Supplement

31st July 2013

With Joanna Hughes, wrote the chapters on Conditional Fee Agreements, After The Event Insurance and Damages Based Agreements for Cook on Costs’ “Jackson Review Supplement”.