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Joanne is a commercial lawyer, specialising in intellectual property, technology and privacy. She advises on IT and telecommunications contracts, intellectual property and technology licensing, strategic commercial agreements, data protection, e-commerce and rights in data, and brand protection. She has in-depth commercial experience, including through secondments with telecoms suppliers. Much of her work has an international element.
Joanne is rated in ‘band 1’ for intellectual property by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession, where she is described as 'smart, approachable, responsive and easy to work with'. She is also recommended by The Legal 500, where she has been described as 'professional, pragmatic and knowledgeable'. Joanne is the vice-chair of the Data Protection Substantive Law Committee for the iTechLaw Association.
She is also a member of the Society for Computers and Law and the International Trademark Association. Joanne co-chairs the Multilaw Privacy and Information Security Group, is a member of the Multilaw IP/IT sub-group and a faculty member of the Multilaw Academy. She is a contributing author to the UK chapter (privacy section) of Media, Advertising and Entertainment Laws Throughout the World.