Before coming to the Bar Joanne read Law at Manchester University, graduating with first-class honours. She was called to the Bar in 2017 as a Harmsworth scholar of Middle Temple, also receiving the Blackstone Entrance Exhibition.
Whilst studying the BPTC, Joanne achieved first place (both individual and team) in the UK student mediation competition. She also won the UK student negotiation competition, and represented England in the international negotiation competition in Oslo.
In her free time Joanne likes to keep active by going to the gym, running and playing netball.