Joanne was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in December 1986 after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1980 and Bachelor of Laws in 1985 at University of Adelaide.
Joanne started her career at Mouldens in February 1988 in the family law section. After a couple of years Joanne transitioned into the litgation department of the firm where she worked on a number of high profile matters instructed by London underwriters, and in 1991 she was made a partner. For over 30 years Joanne has represented public hospitals and employed doctors in both civil cases and as counsel at Coroner inquests. She is also a member of the legal panel representing civils claims against all South Australian local councils.
About eight years ago Joanne recommenced practicing all aspects of family law including divorce, property and children’s matters for married, de-facto and same sex relationships. Her family law work is now the largest area of her practice. She provides advice in relation to and prepares wills as a result of family breakdown and divorce.