Joan specialised in employment law early in her career. She is an experienced litigator and has specialist expertise in the impact of professional regulation on the employment relationship, executive hire and dismissal, discrimination and employment policy development. 

She has particular interest in cases involving sexual harassment and mental health. Her industrial relations experience is also often in demand. More recently she has lead the development of the firm’s online employment law advisory system. 

Her client base is broad and includes public sector, construction, energy, finance and transport sectors. She represents both UK household names and indigenous Scottish businesses.