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 - 9, November

    Local Authorities are liable for abuse by foster carers

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    Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60 The Supreme Court has ruled by a majority of 4:1 that a local authority was vicariously liable for the abuse committed by the foster parents of a child in the 1980s. However, the Court rejected the argument that the local authority was liable on the basis of … Continue reading Local Authorities are liable for abuse by foster carers

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