Senior Partner, Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate, Fraud, Regulatory & Complex Crime Specialist
Solicitor, Duty Qualified, Criminal Dept Police station accredited
Joanna graduated from Kings College London in 2009 with a 2:1 in Law; and completed her Legal Practice Course at The University West of England.
Joanna qualified as an accredited police station representative in 2011 and following commencement of her training contract moved in to Criminal Defence full time. Joanna qualified as a solicitor in July 2014.
Since joining Kelcey & Hall in November 2014, Joanna has rapidly established herself within the firm as a hardworking, reliable and robust defence practitioner. She has experience representing both legal aid and private clients, and is able to tailor straightforward, honest advice to ensure her client’s understand and are able to make their own informed decisions. Furthermore, Joanna is passionate about the protection of vulnerable individuals at all stages within the Criminal Justice System. She will go the extra mile to ensure her clients feel as secure and protected as possible, in what is inevitably often an overwhelming and intimidating environment.
Joanna regularly represents those charged with matters dealt with at the Magistrate’s’ court.
Joanna has experience of all levels of Magistrates Court in both the adult and youth Courts.
In addition Joanna has gained significant experience defending some of the most serious matters within Crime. In this capacity, Joanna has acted as the lead solicitor in matters of murder, serious assaults, drug conspiracies and serious sexual offences. Recent examples include representation of James Ireland who was acquitted after trial of assisting an offender in relation to the murder of Rebecca Watts; an on-going complex multi-million pound Fraud Conspiracy in the Old Bailey; representation of a retired school teacher accused of historic sexual offences in the 60’s and 70’s and representation in the case of Brook which related to people trafficking in Bristol.