Jo specialises in clinical negligence litigation, disciplinary and regulatory defence work. She has worked for all three medical defence organisations and a number of medical malpractice insurers.
Jo’s healthcare claims experience includes handling high value maximum severity and catastrophic injury claims for medical defence organisations and their members, and insured healthcare professionals.
Jo also advises doctors in areas of professional discipline, including disciplinary proceedings and at the General Medical Council. She was Associate lawyer to Dr Andrew Wakefield in the longest running, and high profile GMC hearing. Jo also advises in doctors in relation to inquests, defamation actions, public inquiries and data protection issues.
Jo trained as a barrister and then as a solicitor, and has 15 years’ experience in defending healthcare professionals. She is acknowledged in the legal directory Legal 500 2014 as being “highly valued”. Also, in Legal 500 2011 which recognised her “deep experience” and “good client-handling skills”.
- GMC-v-Dr Wakefield & others 2010
- Dr Wakefield -v- Channel 4 Television, Twenty Twenty Productions Ltd and Brian Deer, 2005
- Ayling Inquiry, 2004
- Skidmore v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust  UKHL 27
LLB (1st) Kent 1997