Dr Joanna Kerr

Joanna is an Employment and Personal Injury law specialist.  She represents Claimants and Defendants/ Respondents in Courts and Tribunals and provides advice and drafting for litigation and negotiation purposes.  She is a fierce advocate for her Clients and has a reputation for providing sound practical advice and dealing with complex issues in a direct and effective manner.   Joanna has particular experience and interests in unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination on the grounds of race, disability, sex and sexual orientation, as well as Equality Act claims in the Civil Courts including discrimination by service providers and unincorporated associations, and Personal Injury cases involving Children, Accidents at Work, Occupier’s Liability, Road Traffic Accidents involving motorcycles, private cars, heavy goods vehicles and public transport vehicles as well as Personal Injury Fraud cases and Professional Negligence.  Joanna also has experience in the field of Ecclesiastical Law, having appeared in the Consistory Court.

Unprompted testimonial:

“I just thought that I should write to you to say thank you for your excellent work you did on representing me in the court room. You did an amazing job and you gave me confidence that everything would go smoothly and it did, in fact better than I expected. You also gave me words of support which were backed by your kind and yet confident attitude”

In November 2021 Joanna gave a talk to the National Deaf Children’s Society about employment issues for employees and applicants who are deaf and hard of hearing.  She is qualified to accept work under the Bar’s Direct Public Access Scheme.

Joanna’s hobbies include participating and volunteering at her local parkrun, and in 2020 she ran the 40th London Marathon.  She has three children and a red fox Labrador called Hazel.

Further information


  • University of Edinburgh MA Hons (First) PhD
  • University of Edinburgh PhD in Philosophy and the Arts
  • Shaw Fellowship Prize
  • British Academy of the Humanities Fellowship
  • Common Practical Examination
  • Bar Vocational Course
  • Prince of Wales Scholar, Grays Inn


  • ELBA
  • PIBA

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