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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 sensible manner.   Joanna has particular experience and interests in TUPE, 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 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, appearing in the Consistory Court.

Latest 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 in November 2019. 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”

Joanna is qualified to accept work under the Bar’s Direct Public Access Scheme.

Joanna’s hobbies include running, and in 2020 she will run the 20th London Marathon for the charity CPotential which specialises in providing life-changing education for children and adults living with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.  Please visit my fundraising page for more information and to donate:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=joanna-kerr-SAVMLMBONDS333-2020-176851&pageUrl=1

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Qualifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • ELBA
  • PIBA

Joanna has extensive experience in all types of Employment Law cases including TUPE, 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.  She  represents both employers and employees.  Joanna provides advice and drafts letters and pleadings in a knowledgable, practical and sensible manner.  She is fearless in advocating for her clients before all tribunals as well as in negotiations.

Joanna is able to take instructions directly from members of the public under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme.  If you are able to take on all administrative aspects of your case, but need assistance with drafting particular documents, advice on your position or representation at a hearing, the Public Access scheme can be an economical and effective way of dealing with any potential employment litigation.    For more information see www.barristerlaw.co.uk

Joanna has extensive experience in acting for Claimants, including Children and Patients, as well as Defendants, in Employer’s Liability and Occupier’s Liability cases, Road Traffic Accidents involving motorcycles, private cars, heavy goods vehicles and public transport vehicles.  Joanna provides advice and drafts letters and pleadings in a knowledgable, practical and sensible manner.  She is fearless in advocating for her clients both in Court and in negotiations.

Joanna has experience in the Consistory Court and is able to advise and act for any party in dispute.  She appeared for the petitioner in Re West Norwood [2005] 1 WLR 2176 in a complex case involving burial rights, proprietary estoppal and a constructive trust in the context of a petition for exhumation.

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