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Joanna graduated with a first class honours degree in Law from Exeter University, and she trained at Norton Rose before joining MFB in 1993, becoming a partner in 2002.
Joanna specialises in shipping related litigation and has experience of court cases and arbitrations, advising owners and charterers in connection with charterparty and bill of lading disputes, such as cargo claims, non-payment of hire, demurrage, bunker contamination and indemnity claims.
Joanna represented insurers in “The Front Comor” (West Tankers Inc. v Allianz SpA), an important decision of the European Court of Justice on a question referred to it by the House of Lords, on the compatibility with EU law of anti-suit injunctions granted by the English Courts to enforce arbitration agreements”.
Joanna is a Supporting Member of the LMAA and is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 2020 rankings.