Joanna Blackburn

JOANNA BLACKURN (Partner – Employment Department, Mishcon de Reya)

Joanna is a Partner in the Employment Department where she handles all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. This includes executive terminations, discrimination, wrongful and unfair dismissal, TUPE, large scale reorganisations and contract issues. She regularly advises LLPs on partnership matters and is well versed in the issues that affect their members. Further afield Joanna’s expertise also covers the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions and flotations.

Joanna’s clients are both employers and employees and are drawn from all aspects of business, including investment banks, private equity, financial institutions, fashion and luxury goods houses, telecoms, record and television companies, plc directors and bankers.

Her career, spanning more than 20 years, includes significant experience in the Employment Tribunal and High Court, and has seen her make new law in a landmark case in the Supreme Court.

Joanna is the subject of glowing reviews in both Chambers (“strong work ethic and sense of commercial reality”) and the Legal 500 (“unfailingly provides advice of the highest calibre”). She is listed as a leader in her field by Chambers and is ranked in Chambers Global, as well as being recognised in SuperLawyers 2013 – 2014. She is also one of The Lawyer Hot 100 for 2013.

Joanna was named Champion of the Year for Mentoring in the Citywealth Power Women Awards 2015.

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