Joanna Bower


Joanna is a Partner in the Clinical Law department. She has over 18 years’ experience in advising GPs and consultants in clinical negligence claims, inquests, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. She has worked for all three medical defence organisations and Lloyds medical malpractice underwriters. 

In addition to defending clinical negligence claims, Joanna specialises in all forms of professional defence work for GPs and consultants including claims and inquests, GMC and police investigations, in addition to MHPS and NHS England disciplinary investigations. Joanna was lead solicitor to Dr Andrew Wakefield in the longest running GMC hearing.

Joanna is also part of Capsticks’ award winning GP legal support team, providing specialist legal and business advice to GPs and practice managers nationally.


  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers


  • LLB (1st) Kent 1997

Chambers/ Legal 500 rankings

  • The Legal 500 have said that Joanna is “highly valued” for her “deep experience” and “good client-handling skills”

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