Fraud and financial regulatory specialist, and Office Leader in Wilmslow.
Joanne is a specialist in financial crime and corporate investigations, helping companies to resolve financial irregularities and to help protect them from future issues. She has advised companies across a wide range of sectors and on risk management and reduction, designing compliance programmes and delivering training to those responsible.
Joanne has acted for numerous companies and directors under investigation and enforcement action by agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Crown Prosecution Service and HMRC.
Joanne is also the Office Leader in Wilmslow where she is responsible for growing the team. This includes recruiting, developing and promoting lawyers who share the positive, open culture and providing ongoing training and coaching.
Recent examples of Joanne’s work include:
- successfully defending a finance director prosecuted for insider dealing;
- undertaking independent due diligence on a prospective merger partner, including financial investigation and reporting; and
- designing, developing the strategy for, and launching, a new office for Knights 1759 in Wilmslow, with the specific aim to improve work-life-balance for staff and clients in Cheshire and the North-West.