Joanne is a multidisciplinary litigator, focussing on criminal prosecution and commercial litigation. In her capacity as a Crown Prosecutor, she has prosecuted a range of serious crime as lead and junior counsel, including sexual violence, large-scale drug operations, financial crime and violent offending including homicide. Joanne also frequently conducts appeals on behalf of the New Zealand Police on conviction, sentencing and bail matters.
She also advises private clients in large-scale commercial litigation and Government bodies in regulatory proceedings.
Joanne joined Meredith Connell from a big-four accounting firm in Auckland, where she specialised in merger and acquisition advice to private and NZX listed entities.
LLB(Hons)/BCom(Economics), University of Auckland