Joanne is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team based in Cardiff. Jonanne specialises in commercial and contractual disputes, post-completion and corporate disputes, professional negligence, partnership disputes and procurement challenges.
Main areas of practice
Joanne’s practice areas cover a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes including those relating to procurements, breaches of contract, professional negligence and breaches of post-termination restrictions including breaches of confidence.
Joanne also advises on corporate disputes including disputes between directors and/or shareholders, disputes emanating from disposals and acquisitions (including warranty claims) and those involving the interpretation of Sale and Purchase Agreements.
Joanne advises on partnership law and has dealt with claims based on Partnership Agreements and those pursuant to the Partnership Act 1890.
Joanne deals with both private sector and public sector clients.
Joanne is a Senior Associate and has been with the firm since 2000 having completed her training contract and qualifying in 2002. She studied Law at the University of Bristol and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wales Cardiff.
- Procurement Lawyers Association
- Advising a contracting authority on a procurement challenge issued by an unsuccessful economic operator pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and general EU Treaty principles, to include issues arising from the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and confidentiality of third party documents.
- Advising a number of contracting authorities and economic operators in relation to procurement challenges. Considering and advising on tender documents, contractual terms and rights and remedies available.
- Successfully acting on behalf of a national company in relation to breaches of confidence and non-compete clauses committed by the sub-contractor of a business which had been acquired. Successfully obtaining injunctive relief and obtaining successful Judgment following a speedy trial. Subsequently, successfully defending the appeal by the sub-contractor in the Court of Appeal.
- Advising a national company on a range of corporate and post-completion disputes, including breaches of post-termination obligations committed by former directors and employees of the acquired business and breaches of warranty.Successfully defending a higher education institution in relation to proceedings issued against it by a former overseas student for losses allegedly caused by delays in the award of his degree.
- Advising the partner of a business in relation to a partnership dispute, to include advising on issues with regards to partnership accounts, the valuation of the business, taxation, the ongoing running of the partnership business, dissolution, the treatment of partnership property and ongoing obligations.
Insights by Joanne
Court makes declarations in favour of MEAT tenderer but refuses to grant injunction to compel contracting authority to award it the contract
On 21 December 2017, the Technology and Construction Court handed down judgment in the case of MLS (Overseas) Limited (MLS) v Secretary of State for Defence (the MoD)[i]. The Court...Read More
This case is one of the first to look in detail at allegations of errors in the evaluation of tenders undertaken by a contracting authority and the remedies available to...Read More