Joanna is the Professional Support Lawyer to the Banking and Finance team at Gateley Plc and leads the firm's IT Horizon Scanning group.
As a PSL, Joanna's aim is to continually improve efficiency and reduce risk. Much of this is through precedent improvement, technical updates and training. Joanna makes knowledge accessible to colleagues and clients through an encompassing approach to training and know-how that welcomes interaction. Through the IT Horizon Scanning group, she is a bridge between fee earners and IT, ensuring new legal tech and service delivery tools are reviewed against a backdrop of legal hurdles, practice efficiencies and client needs.
Before working as a PSL, Joanna gained extensive experience as a banking lawyer, primarily in leveraged finance and real estate finance. She practised in Scotland and The Netherlands before moving to England in 2007.