- Called: 1997
"She is so prepared, she knows clients’ cases better than they do themselves." "Technically excellent and a pleasure to deal with." "A very robust advocate, highly knowledgeable and very approachable."
The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
Joanna is an experienced property barrister. She provides prompt, considered, full and realistic advice. Acting for both landlords (local authorities, RSLs, private individuals and companies) and tenants she brings a wealth of experience and a balanced viewpoint. Joanna also has experience representing clients at ADR.
Joanna Brownhill has now been ranked for a number of years in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading individual for her work in social housing.
Joanna has particular expertise in residential landlord and tenant, including:
- Anti-social behaviour (including ASBIs and ASBOs in both the Magistrates and County Courts);
- Possession proceedings;
- Disability discrimination; and
- Service charge disputes.
Joanna’s practice also encompasses commercial landlord and tenant, including forfeiture, covenants and dilapidations.
Joanna also has experience in real property matters, including easements (rights of way etc.), covenants, adverse possession, and mortgages.
Joanna sits as a part time Judge of the Property Chamber [The First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property)], having previously been a chair of the Residential Property Tribunal Service.
She has also been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a Part time Judge of the First Tier Tribunal, assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber to exercise Social Security and Child Support jurisdiction and has further been appointed as a Judge of The Court of Protection exercising the Re X (deprivation of liberty) jurisdiction.
“Very thorough and very empathetic with clients.” “She is really on the ball, …”
Chambers & Partners 2018
“Very detailed and thorough in her paperwork and case preparation.”
The Legal 500 UK 2017
“Technically excellent and a pleasure to deal with.” “A very robust advocate, highly knowledgeable and very approachable.”
Chambers & Partners 2017
“So prepared, she knows clients’ cases better than they do themselves.”
The Legal 500 UK 2016
“She has a great way with the client and makes them feel very at ease in court.” “An excellent advocate; she meticulously prepares for trials and always ensures all possible avenues are covered.”
Chambers & Partners 2016
“A strong and robust advocate who is extremely personable with the lay client”
The Legal 500 UK 2015
Lincoln College, Oxford University – MA (Jurisprudence);
McNairn Scholar – Gray’s Inn.
Lawyer Chair of Residential Property Tribunal Service.
Part time judge of First Tier Tribunal.
Joanna Brownhill has given numerous seminars and contributed articles on a variety of subjects, including:
- Services charges;
- The First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property)
- Possession claims;
- Anti-social behaviour;
- Civil procedure; and
Joanna has also been involved in the Kalisher Trust and their work with school children in particular the art of persuasion.
Joanna was a member of the management board of the Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association between 2005 and 2007.