Joanne Kane

Call 2013

Overview

Joanne is an experienced junior barrister practising in fraud, serious crime and professional regulation. Joanne has acted in multi-million pound fraud investigations and in high value cases. She has developed a practice in police law and inquest work, and is interested in Court of Protection work.

 

Joanne is clerked primarily by Tom O’Connor, Joe Ralph, Jubeda Begum and Josie Ryan

Joanne was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship in 2019. Through her placement with the American Inns of Court, she developed her knowledge of the US legal system and legislative procedure.

Joanne was the Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales in 2021.

Expertise

Prior to her career at the Bar, Joanne studied law at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Business & Financial Crime

Joanne accepts instructions in fraud and financial crime cases. High profile cases include:

  • Operation C & Operation L (R v Z & others) (Chester CC, 2020): Instructed as a led junior in a multi-handed trial involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud.
  • Operation E (R v C & others) (Wood Green CC, 2019): Acted as a led junior in a six month multi-handed trial representing a company director charged with multiple counts of fraud.

Joanne provides advice and representation in relation to asset forfeiture proceedings and account freezing orders.

Joanne recently acted as a led junior on behalf of a high net worth individual pursuing judicial review arising from failure to initiate extradition proceedings against a background of fraud allegations.

Serious & SPECIALIST CRIME

Joanne has provided representation in cases involving allegations of serious crime. She has been instructed as a junior in a number of murder trials, including:

  • R v W & others (Derby CC, 2020): Led by Queen’s Counsel in a multi-handed murder trial.
  • R v B & others (Derby CC, 2019): Led by Queen’s Counsel in a multi-handed murder trial in which client was acquitted following a successful Galbraith submission at the close of the Prosecution’s case.
  • R v C & others (Sheffield CC, 2018): Led by Queen’s Counsel in a multi-handed murder trial representing the first defendant in a case involving multiple disclosure issues.

Joanne can provide advice and representation on matters arising from criminal proceedings, including civil orders.

Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings

Joanne completed a secondment in the legal department of regulator. During this time, she worked on cases involving allegations of illegal practice, disciplinary proceedings, and registration appeals.

Joanne has also undertaken a secondment within a law firm acting on behalf of regulatory bodies. During this time, Joanne was involved in a number of investigations arising from wide-ranging misconduct allegations. She has represented regulators before regulatory panels and in the High Court.

Most recently, Joanne has been instructed by a regulator in the legal sector and in police misconduct proceedings.

Inquests

Since joining Serjeants’ Inn, Joanne has developed her practice within this inquest work. She has acted on behalf of a number of agencies and accepts instructions on behalf of all interested persons.

Health and Safety and Environmental Law

Joanne has acted on behalf of a company accused of multiple breaches of health and safety regulations. She has recently represented a company in proceedings arising from environmental harm contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Joanne can provide advice and representation to companies and individuals following alleged breaches of both environmental law and health and safety regulations.

Appointments and Memberships

Joanne was the Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee (2021) of the Bar Council of England and Wales. In this role, Joanne represented the interests of all barristers in their first seven years in practice in England and Wales. This involved liaising with stakeholders as well as Members of Parliament, Government agencies, and the judiciary on matters including legislative reform, coronavirus recovery and remuneration.

Currently Joanne is an elected member of the Bar Council of England and Wales.

Joanne contributes to the work of Lincoln’s Inn’s Education and Training Department by training and mentoring law students and young members of the profession.

In 2022, Joanne was awarded permanent membership of the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (Florida, USA) in recognition of her work with the Inn’s education programme.

Joanne is also a member of the Female Fraud Forum (FFF) and the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

Awards

  • Pegasus Scholarship to the United States of America (Inner Temple and the American Inns of Court, 2019)
  • Sir Louis Gluckstein Advocacy Prize (Lincoln’s Inn, 2017)
  • Cholmeley Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn, 2016)
  • Inter-Provider Mooting Prize (Lincoln’s Inn, 2013)
  • Margaret Sylvia Kemp Fund Scholarship (Newnham College, 2012)

Publications

Joanne has written articles for Counsel magazine. She wrote a youth justice paper within “The Justice Papers” series which received national media coverage. She is a contributing author to Lexis PSL’s corporate crime resources.

Joanne contributed to a number of articles, webinars and podcasts as Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee on various topics including the impact of coronavirus on the justice system and the challenges facing young practitioners.

Seminars

  • Panel member, Foundations for a Fairer Future hosted by the Inns of Court Alliance for Women on income disparity in the legal profession (Middle Temple, 2022)
  • Opening address to the Bar of England and Wales (Annual Bar Conference, 2021)
  • Contributor to the William Stevenson QC Memorial Lecture alongside Dr John Carrier, Her Honour Judge Patricia Pearl, and Karen Buck MP (Lincoln’s Inn, 2021)

PRIVACY NOTICE

Joanne adopts and adheres to the provisions of her privacy notice which can be accessed here.

further information

For further details of Joanne’s practice please contact a member of the clerking or client service team.

Bar Council Membership No: 62181
Registered Name: Joanne Teresa Kane