I am a Partner 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.
I was the lead partner in Rix V Paramount Shopfitters (Court of Appeal 2022) which will ensure speedier access to proper compensation for bereaved business partners with mesothelioma claims. I’m a tenacious litigator and treat each one of my clients and their families’ situations holistically.
With decades of experience working for people with a serious personal injury I have developed a practice in mesothelioma and asbestos claims, working at pace to enhance client outcomes.
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.
"...She was absolutely wonderful. So thorough and so caring. I had total confidence that she would bring about the best settlement she could as justice for Peter, and she did. When we met or talked, I always felt she had as much time as was needed... I really cannot speak more highly of her and I would certainly recommend the company in future." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I cannot praise highly enough the level and help and support that I have received from Joanne Jefferies and the team that she works with. We were recommended to see Joanne because of her experience in such matters such as ours and from our first meeting her professionalism and knowledge of case law was impressive. But in addition to this it was her sensitivity, her being with me every step of the way, providing me with an honest assessment of the situation and helping me understand the whole process that I appreciate the most." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From the very first conversation my husband felt comfortable with Joanne who was very well informed concerning the condition he was suffering with. Her experience in dealing with his type of case was evident from the start. She gave him confidence she could guide his claim to a positive conclusion." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Thank you so much to Joanne Jefferies who has been so kind and professional in representing my family from the onset in dealing with my now late father’s claim. Communication has been excellent throughout. Joanne is a credit to your company and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Irwin Mitchell in the future. Thanks again. " - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell was excellent, always efficient and helped me a lot, especially Joanne Jefferies. She was always on hand, very efficient, went above and beyond for me. I don't know what I would have done without her help as she took care of everything for me and we had a successful outcome in our case. I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell as a law firm and Joanne Jefferies as a lawyer." - 5* Trustpilot review