Joanne joined the Employment & Pensions Group as a Partner in October 2016.
Joanne has over 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. She has particular expertise in defending high value and complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims. She also has extensive experience in advising clients in the Financial Services Sector including those affected by the Senior Managers Regime.
Joanne co-chairs the City HR Consultation, Legislation and Policy Committee which has taken the lead in working with HR to consider the implications of the Senior Managers Regime and has run numerous seminars on the topic for City HR and clients. She writes and lectures extensively on topical employment law matters, including for various branches of the CIPD. She has been interviewed on Radio 4's Law in Action and is actively involved in delivering seminars and training to clients.
Joanne is also a past Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association and is currently a member of its Legislative and Policy Committee in which she is playing an active role in responding to key Government consultations including in relation to the far reaching proposals to change how employment cases may be managed in the future under the Briggs LJ and HMCTS reviews.
"Joanne Owers has ‘excellent listening skills’ and ‘delivers innovative and workable solutions'."Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition, Employment, Bristol
In the Legal 500 2016 Edition, Joanne is described as "infallible".