Joan is a Partner of Lupton Fawcett LLP in the Employment Law Department. She advises employers and employees (mostly senior executives) on the full range of employment law and HR matters including trade union recognition and industrial action and is particularly noted for TUPE expertise and large scale restructuring.
Having worked in house in financial services prior to qualifying, Joan has a very commercial no nonsense approach which keeps client's objectives at the fore. Joan is well known for being the 'go-to' person for big issues which have a real impact on an organisation's direction.
Joan's approachable, friendly, professional but unstuffy style is welcomed by clients. Deeply knowledgeable and experienced she takes in both the detail and the wider picture to deliver winning solutions. She has been the lead advisor on a number of high profile matters including in the care, steel, motor and manufacturing sectors. An experienced public speaker, Joan also frequently delivers training in employment law.
- 1994 Graduated from the University of Northumbria
- 1995 Budget Insurance
- 2002 House of Lords - Ground breaking case relating to care homes
- 2007 Became a Partner at hlw Commercial Lawyers LLP
- 2014 Became a Director at Lupton Fawcett LLP
What Others Say
My first choice for consistent high standards in all Employment Law matters - Anon
Will not only tell you the 'pack drill' but will work with you to come up with the best solution - Anon
Forensic analysis of the facts of a given situation with strong empathic grasp of likely responses of the involved parties facilitating construction of legally compliant solutions which are likely to be accepted with minimum damage to relationships - Anon
Business focussed legal partner who provides expert guidance and tools that align complex legalities to corporate culture within fiscal expectations - Anon
Her pleasant manner and detailed knowledge are invaluable - Anon
Employment Lawyers' Association
When not at work
Joan can be found, amongst other things, taming the vege patch, playing tennis, yoga and walking. It is rumoured that she may also have a karaoke party stage (unused of course) in her back garden.