Joanne joined Watkins & Gunn in 2018. She is a solicitor and an Associate in the firm and the Head of our Property Team.
Joanne has acquired a wealth of experience in both the residential and commercial property sectors during her impressive career to date. She trained at Eversheds, before qualifying into that firm as a Real Estate Lawyer, where she specialised in property investment and related finance matters, including portfolio acquisition and disposals, residential and mixed use developments, estate management work and asset management work. Thereafter, Joanne joined international law firm, Cameron McKenna, specialising in sales, acquisitions and lettings and property finance matters. She then became In House Legal Counsel at Annington Homes Ltd, the largest private owner of residential property in the UK, handling all property related legal matters for the companies in the Annington Group. She then took a career break to concentrate on her young family and we are very fortunate that she has chosen to join us on her return to the workplace. She now spends 90% of her time dealing with residential property matters including sales, purchases, transfers of equity and re-mortgages and the remaining 10% is made up of commercial property matters. During her career Joanne has dealt with hundreds of matters of varying nature and complexity and is looking forward to being able to use her expertise to grow and develop our Property Team.
- Law and English Literature Degree
- Graduate Diploma in Law
- Legal Practice Course
- Real Estate Diplom
- Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Outside of Work
Joanne enjoys travelling and reading (when she is not managing her son’s Under 7’s Rugby Team).