Joanna is a dual qualified solicitor in New Zealand and in England and Wales, qualifying in England and Wales in 2009. Prior to joining Ridouts in 2010, Joanna advised on commercial litigation and contentious tax matters.
Since joining the firm, Joanna has advised clients facing compliance and enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission and she regularly advises on challenges to CQC compliance reports and notices of proposal. Joanna has also conducted a number of appeals against CQC’s notices of decision to the Care Standards Tribunal, including appeals against CQC decisions to cancel providers’ registrations and decisions to vary conditions on registrations.
In addition, Joanna advises clients on safeguarding issues, fee disputes and contractual disputes against local authorities and has a keen interest in procurement issues in the NHS.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling, skiing and spending time in the outdoors.