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Employment
23 Years Ranked

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Provided by Joanne Connolly

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Joanne Connolly is pleased to act for both respondents and claimants. Her practice ranges from high profile / sensitive unfair dismissal and redundancy claims to the more complex multi-week discrimination, whistle-blowing, transfer of undertakings, 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, various regulated industries 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 publicity, level of compensation, seniority of stakeholders and witnesses, or number of employees affected. Joanne is regularly instructed by in-house solicitors as well as those in private practice. She is experienced at 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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Employment - Northern (Bar)
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Band 1

Joanne Connolly
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.

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