Joanna Lewis

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Barrister & Mediator

Joanna represents Claimants and Defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. ‘Sensitive client care and clear, confident advocacy’ have earned Joanna commendation from the judiciary as well as professional and lay clients. Her personable style yet robust approach to cases enables clients to feel both at ease and confident in her expertise.

Joanna’s 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 and quantum issues requiring multiple experts. She also undertakes cases involving physical and psychological abuse.

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

Joanna has a wealth of experience in all aspects of credit hire work and acts for both Claimants and Defendants. This gives her a greater depth of understanding of the intricacies of the arguments in this area of law. Joanna’s personal injury practice enhances her ability to deal with LVI cases and fraudulent claims involving factitious injury and malingering as well as credit hire

Joanna advises, drafts proceedings and Part 18 Requests as well as appearing at trial and appeal in a wide variety of credit hire cases. She regularly provides bespoke training to clients including lectures and mock trials.

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

Joanna deals with all aspects procedural and costs arguments, particularly high value costs budgets at CCMCs.

Professional Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association

APIL

Civil Mediation Council

Qualifications

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
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    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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