Joanne Lightburn

Jones Cassidy Brett

Senior Associate Solicitor

About Joanne Lightburn

Joanne is dual qualified and advises on all aspects of employment law in Northern Ireland as well as Great Britain (GB), having practised for 9 years at a large leading commercial law firm in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Joanne has extensive experience in Employment Tribunal litigation, specialising in complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims. She also specialises in providing strategic advice to public and private sector clients on non-contentious matters such as TUPE negotiations and large-scale business reorganisations, often involving collective redundancy programmes. In addition, she provides practical advice on day-to-day HR matters as well as complex disciplinary and grievance issues.  She also advises on aspects of public administrative law.

With GB experience, Joanne acts for a variety of employer clients in a number of different sectors, with particular expertise in the industrials and retail sectors, having acted for a large number of FTSE 100 PLCS. She also acts for individuals on complex employment disputes and executive terminations.

Joanne has been recognised in Legal 500 as an “excellent communicator”.  She has also been recognised in Chambers and Partners for “dedication to the job” and for having “proven to be extremely technical and achieves successful outcomes” as well as being noted for acting “on complex TUPE work and Employment Tribunal claims”.