DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Employment Partner
Published On: 13 October 2016
Joanne Owers joined DAC Beachcroft's Bristol office earlier this month from City practice Fox Williams, where she was also a Partner.
Formerly of Charles Russell and Baker & McKenzie, Joanne has more than 20 years' experience of providing specialist employment law advice on all aspects of HR and employment law issues to both private and public sector employers.
Described as "infallible" in The Legal 500 (2016), she has particular expertise in defending high value and complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims as well as extensive experience in advising clients in the financial services sector, including those affected by the Senior Managers Regime.
In addition, Joanne co-chairs the City HR Consultation, Legislation and Policy Committee, is a former Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association and a current member of its Legislative and Policy Committee, which plays an important role responding to key Government consultations.
Commenting on her appointment, Alex Lock, Head of DAC Beachcroft's national Employment & Pensions Group, said: "We're delighted to welcome Joanne to the team. Her arrival is further testament to the high regard in which DAC Beachcroft's market-leading Employment & Pensions team is held and our clients are already benefitting from the opportunity to draw on her well of expertise."