Jo has a broad practice that covers the full range of commercial litigation and arbitration undertaken in Chambers. Jo is instructed in cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court, and in LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations. She has appeared as an advocate in a range of fora, including the Court of Appeal.
Jo is particularly experienced in group litigation. Recent instructions include Bates and Ors v Post Office Ltd, a GLO claim by approximately 500 sub-post masters against Post Office Ltd (one of The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases” of 2018); acting on behalf of the defendant Ingenious Media in group litigation concerning the sale and promotion of its film finance investment scheme (also one of The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases” of 2018); and Phillip Evans v Barclays Bank plc and others, a claim against six banks for follow-on damages in relation to cartels in the FX (foreign exchange) market (one of The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases” of 2020).
Other recent cases include SICL v JP Morgan and Awal Bank, a high value claim relating to discharge of a swingline facility and ownership of trust assets following the collapse of the Saad Group; and the expedited Commercial Court trial and Court of Appeal hearings in Petrosaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Ltd v Novo Banco SA and PDVSA  EWCA Civ 9, a dispute concerning allegedly fraudulent demands for $129 million under a letter of credit.
Jo has advised and acted in a range of insurance and reinsurance disputes, including most recently an ad hoc arbitration regarding ATE insurance (with Stephen Midwinter QC) and a $20 million LCIA arbitration concerning credit insurance (with Tom Adam QC).
Scholarships and Prizes
Trade Mark Law and the Threat to Free Speech  IPQ 289
L'Oreal v Bellure: Important Questions for Trade Mark Law 41 IIC 485 (2010)
Further Doubt in the Law of Mistake 6 CSLR 308 (2010)
"Excellent, proactive and great to work with." (Chambers & Partners 2021)
"She is extremely user-friendly, really commercial, and invariably calm at all times. Her drafting is excellent, precise and to the point." (Chambers & Partners 2021)
"She is a marvel, superlative on all counts – she has a great grasp of details and is destined for the top." Legal 500 2021