Joanna Benn


“This was my first time working with solicitors and you’ve instilled a confidence in me, unless you’re just damn good at your job and have set the bar quite high now
“Thank you so much for what you have done, he is very happy with the outcome of court today. I know you have put a lot of work into this case and it is refreshing to find someone so committed to working with our young people.”
Social Worker

Areas of law:

Magistrates’ Court, Police Station, Youth Court, Crime and Investigation

Joanna is a solicitor in the Magistrates Court team at our Reading office.  Joanna trained with the firm and now represents clients charged with a variety of offences including road traffic matters, theft and assault in the Magistrates Court.  She approaches each and every one of her cases with pragmatism, and ensures that her clients are placed squarely at the centre of their case.

However, she is increasingly developing a niche in representing young clients and those who are otherwise vulnerable, where her sensitive approach and commitment to ensuring they always understand the proceedings and the law, and that they are dealt with fairly, is welcomed.  Joanna takes pride in ensuring that wherever possible, she is available to provide her clients with a truly seamless service, frequently representing them from her initial contact with them at the Police station, right though to their trial at the Magistrates Court.

At the Police station, Joanna has represented clients accused of some of the most serious matters, including sexual offences, slavery, and drug conspiracies.  She also represent clients on prison law matters from adjudications before the Independent Adjudicator to Oral Hearings before the Parole Board.