Joanna works in the Private Client Department and assists clients with Estate Administration, preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax advice and Court of Protection matters.
Joanna gained a LLB degree in 1996 and commenced work in 1997 with a firm of Solicitors in Croydon. She worked for 4 years for the National Trust as their Senior Legacy Officer and has spent the last 14 to 15 years working in the Private Client departments of local Solicitor’s practices. Joanna is currently undertaking the Legal Practice Course and Masters at the University of Law Bloomsbury.
Joanna is an experienced Private Client practitioner with a strong and dependable connection with her clients and colleagues. She has handled some very difficult and unusual estates including overseas matters from Australia, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Iran, France, Spain and Italy. Joanna enjoys the satisfaction of finding solutions to apparently insurmountable and complex matters.
Outside work, Joanna loves being involved in music and sports and has led two choir groups for many years for her, then, local Baptist Church and the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley. Since moving to Brighton in 2016, she has become a qualified Zumba and Aerobics Instructor and teaches at one of the local gyms. Her hope is to be able to work with single mothers and vulnerable adults, especially in Nigeria. She loves travelling.