Joanne O’Shea

Call: 2000


T: 01274 722 560 or 0113 246 2600

Middle Temple

Legal Aid Supplier Number 942MD

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Practice Overview

Joanne O’Shea is an established Family Law practitioner. Having been called to the Bar in 2000 Joanne has specialised in Children Act proceedings since 2004.  She has been a member of Broadway House Chambers since 2016 having moved from chambers in the West Midlands.

Joanne is a well-respected member of the Family Team at Broadway House Chambers; she has a breadth of experience both in terms of her legal knowledge and also her client care.  In Public Law Proceedings Joanne regularly represents vulnerable parents and is mindful of the significant difficulties often faced by them.  She has represented parents with mental and/or physical impairments and is well used to applying the Advocates Tool Kit, vulnerable witness training and working with interpreters and intermediaries to ensure to best representation possible.

Public Law

Joanne undertakes a wide range of Public Law work; she represents parents and children at all levels including at High Court and Court of Appeal.  She has wide range of experience in all key areas which include FGM, inflicted injuries and neglect cases.  She has also conducted public law proceedings through the Official Solicitor.

Private Law

Joanne represents parents and children in all private law matters, from section 8 orders to international relocation cases and those with fabricated sexual abuse allegations.  Joanne is regarded as providing thorough and realistic advice to her clients from the beginning to the conclusion of her instruction.

Other Work

Joanne is the Secretary to the FLBA North Eastern Circuit and plays an active role in the planning and implementation of Circuit conferences.  She regularly contributes to and delivers seminars through Chambers both at the annual conference as part of the established team here at Broadway House as well as to smaller groups, including solicitors and social workers.

Joanne is registered with the Bar Council to undertake direct access work.