Joanne Jefferies

Senior Associate


I am a Senior Associate in the London office. I have extensive experience representing people with personal injury claims, with particular emphasis on mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease claims. 

I recognise the importance of looking at each client's individual needs and work hard to consistently exceed my client's expectations.  

I visit most of my clients in their own home which they tend to find more comforting, and it also allows me to assess any assistance they are likely to require.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I wanted to pursue a career that would be challenging as well as fulfilling. 

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Helping people to achieve justice is very satisfying. Sometimes just being able to answer a client's questions gives them reassurance and comfort, which is also rewarding. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I enjoy working with other like-minded people that strive to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients by improving their quality of life and not just focusing on recovering damages. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family; my two boys definitely keep me busy.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 12/05/2016
    Family of Former Lecturer Appeals To Former Colleagues After Asbestos Death

    “Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer and has devastating consequences for sufferers and their loved ones. Sadly, despite employers knowing how dangerous it is, many in the past did not do enough to manage the risks of asbestos exposure to protect their employees. “Because the illness is linked to exposure to asbestos decades ago it can sometimes be difficult to find information on the working conditions the victims have endured. “In Martin’s case, he worked across numerous sites across the UK and we would urge anyone who worked with him to get in touch. They might be able to provide vital information that may help with our investigations.”

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  • 22/04/2016
    Ex-Security Guard Calls For Help After Asbestos Illness Diagnosis

    “This story is sadly very similar to many others we see every day, with Paul developing mesothelioma many years after when he believes he was exposed to the material. “It is also a sad truth that many employers were aware of the dangers of asbestos for many years before workers in lots of instances were provided with equipment to protect them. The consequences of these actions are now impacting thousands of people in the UK every year. “We are investigating Paul’s work history to find out more about how he was exposed to this deadly material and would be keen to hear from anyone with knowledge of the conditions he would have faced during his time with Securicor.”

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  • 30/03/2016
    Asbestos Scandal ‘Threatens School Pupils’ Health’ Investigation Warns

    "The Brent report is worrying as it highlights long-term mismanagement of asbestos at the school and Sarah’s case is a stark reminder of the dangers of exposure to the deadly dust and the devastating effect it can have on people’s lives. "Asbestos exposure has long been regarded as something that only happens in heavy industry, but the presence of the material in so many public buildings such as schools and hospitals means that more and more people who are not working in traditional construction trades are being affected. "Having seen the devastation that asbestos exposure in schools and public buildings has caused our clients and their families, we have repeatedly called for a dedicated programme to identify public buildings across the country containing asbestos, and a schedule to systematically remove it on a priority basis depending on its state of disrepair in each situation. "Given the vulnerability of children to the potential dangers of asbestos – we would suggest schools are given the highest priority in any action that may be taken."

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  • 14/01/2016
    Widow Of Former Surveyor Seeks Answers Regarding Asbestos Death

    This tragic case is like so many which we are contacted about every day, with the devastating consequences of asbestos exposure only coming to light many years after the victim is believed to have come into contact with the material. We are investigating Alan’s work history to find out more about how he was exposed to this deadly material. At the time he was working employers knew about the dangers of asbestos and he should have been provided with the necessary protective clothing. Sadly so many people at that time were let down and they and their families are now suffering the consequences. As part of our work, we would grateful to hear from anyone who may have details regarding some of the many projects which Alan was involved in across his four decades working for Bovis.

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