Joanne Phillipson General Information Joanne has 12 years of experience undertaking contentious and non-contentious advocacy in the county courts, in addition to over 3 years of experience assisting in the conduct of cases within the Crown Courts. As a county court advocate, Joanne enjoyed a busy practice and quickly became called upon to undertake small claims trials/complex applications due to her reputation for tenacity in court and her advocacy skills. She also has extensive experience in conducting cases involving interpreters and expert witnesses. As a Crown Court caseworker, Joanne dealt with clients and witnesses from a range of backgrounds and with a range of vulnerabilities. She has experience in conducting cases from commencement to conclusion, using special measures in court and utilising expert witnesses, including high-profile grave crime cases. Joanne has a reputation for attention to detail and presenting persuasive and forceful submissions when required. Within her previous roles, she was able to develop her advocacy and negotiation skills to a high standard to ensure the best possible outcome for her lay and professional clients, together with a dedication to meticulous preparation. Joanne was granted a substantial reduction in pupillage requirement by the Bar Standards Board, which reflects the extensive experience and skills she previously acquired. Areas of law Landlord and tenant Mortgage repossessions Debt recovery actions; including third party debt orders, charging orders and orders for sale Small claims hearings in a wide range of areas, including construction, contract and third party wall disputes (both claimant and defendant) Consumer credit & Credit Hire Road traffic accidents and personal injury Infant settlements Bankruptcy and insolvency Personal Interests Joanne lives in Derbyshire with her husband and two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. Alongside her daughter, Joanne regularly undertakes fundraisers for a local homeless charity.