Joanna Lewis

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Barrister & Mediator

Joanna has a busy practice representing claimants and defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. She is known for her personable style yet robust approach to cases, enabling clients to feel both at ease and confident in her expertise.

Her personal injury caseload includes complex high value workplace accidents; product liability; Industrial Disease claims (upper limb work related disorders, deafness and lung disease); catastrophic road traffic accidents; fatal accidents; cases involving pain disorders, complex causation issues and multiple experts. She also undertakes cases involving historical physical and psychological abuse.

Joanna regularly advises on occupiers’ liability cases, Highways Act and Animals Act cases. She has particular expertise and experience in dealing with accidents abroad and at sea.

As well as undertaking LVI and fraudulent claims involving factitious injury and malingering, Joanna has a wealth of experience in dealing with road traffic cases involving credit hire.

Joanna has a growing clinical negligence practice including cases involving misdiagnosis and late diagnosis; substandard surgery (including poor surgical technique and failure to rectify mistakes); defective implants; birth complications; premature death as well as dental negligence cases involving substandard and unnecessary treatment over protracted periods of time.

Joanna is frequently instructed in CRU and CICAP appeals and represents parties at Inquests.

‘Sensitive client care and concise, confident advocacy’ have earned Joanna commendation from the judiciary, professional and lay clients.

Joanna is an Accredited Mediator and is keen to promote the use of mediation in the settlement of disputes. Please see the following link to her mediation profile.

Professional Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association


Civil Mediation Council


Accredited Mediator

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Postgraduate Diploma in Law

MA (Hons) History, University of St Andrews

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  • Personal Injury - 24, May
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    Claimants Can Pursue Unknown Drivers

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    Yesterday, the Court of Appeal gave an important judgment in the case of Cameron -v- Hussain [2017] EWCA Civ 366. The Court decided that the driver of an insured vehicle did not have to be named in order to for obligation of the insurer to satisfy a judgment under Section 151 of the Road Traffic … Continue reading Claimants Can Pursue Unknown Drivers

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  • Children Team - 18, May

    Training on abuse claims provided by Queen Square Chambers

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    Joanna Lewis, Christopher Taylor and Lauren Seager recently delivered training on abuse claims to a nationwide firm of solicitors.  The Personal Injury team here at Queen Square Chambers recognise that this is an area in which the number of enquiries and claims are growing. Claims involving abuse can involve unique and complex problems such as … Continue reading Training on abuse claims provided by Queen Square Chambers

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  • Personal Injury - 3, May
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    Case Report – John Hancock v DHL Supply Chain Ltd

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    On 27th April 2017 Mr Recorder Blohm QC gave judgment following a heavily contested 3 day quantum trial at Bristol County Court. It is perhaps notable for: a) the level of award for PSLA and b) an award for loss of congenial employment being made (£5000) for a lorry driver. Key facts The Claimant was … Continue reading Case Report – John Hancock v DHL Supply Chain Ltd

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