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9 St John Street

Joanne Connolly

Manchester, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Employment
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Joanne Connolly
Has cultivated a reputation for her expertise in disability discrimination claims but is also notably experienced in unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing and equal pay claims. She is instructed by clients from a variety of sectors, including local authorities, educational institutions, corporate bodies and the NHS.
Strengths: "She has an excellent reputation across the board." "She has razor-sharp attention to detail. She is commercial in her approach and she always has the client's objective in mind." "She is excellent. She inspires confidence in clients and absolutely nails the detail of cases."
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Joanne Connolly is pleased to act for both claimants and respondents. Her practice ranges from high profile / sensitive unfair dismissal and redundancy claims to the more complex multi-week discrimination, transfer of undertakings, whistle-blowing, working time and equal pay claims. She has particularly extensive experience in whistle-blowing and disability discrimination claims. Her work incorporates employment disputes in all areas including the NHS, education, banking, local government and the legal profession as well as business generally. She regularly handles cases involving groups of workers and is accustomed to the pressure of cases where there is a great deal at stake whether in terms of compensation, client expectation, number of employees affected or publicity. Joanne is regularly instructed by in-house solicitors as well as those in private practice. She is experienced at both first instance and appellate levels and has appeared in a number of reported cases.

Career

LLB (Nottingham). Called to the Bar in 1992. Awarded Council of Legal Education Studentship and Jules Thorn scholarship. Appointed Fee Paid Employment Judge November 2010.

Professional Memberships

The Employment Lawyers Association.

Employment Law Bar Association.

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Joanne Connolly

9 St John Street

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