Joanna Folan is based in the strategic litigation unit in our London – Fetter Lane office. She specialises in handling strategic issues of importance to insurers especially on changes to the compensation system.
Joanna has represented parties in many landmark cases, including:
Callery v Gray on funding;
Coles v Hetherton on insurance and vehicle damage;
Thwaites v Aviva on direct hire;
Claims Direct and The Accident GroupTest Cases on claims farmers' costs;
Collins v BIS on limitation;
C v W on success fees.
She represented the ABI in the successful challenge to the Court of Appeal's initial ruling in Simmons v Castle (No 2), to ensure the transitional provisions in the Jackson reforms were properly applied.
In 2007, Joanna played a central role in the Medical Reporting Organisation Agreement mediation. In 2009, she assisted Lord Justice Jackson in preparing his preliminary report on Civil Litigation Costs.
Joanna has worked closely with insurers on issues relating to civil justice reforms. She has advised on issues of governance and the implementation of Government Policy. She also advises on funding arrangements and issues relating to the market for legal expenses insurance.
Joanna qualified as a FILEX in 2001 and as a solicitor in 2005, and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2000.