Joanna qualified in 1998 and joined Gardner Leader in 2016 having previously worked for regional heavyweight firms in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
I watched too many legal dramas in the 1990s like Ally McBeal!
Completing a multi-million pound refinancing deal on behalf of a large lending consortium the day my then firm when our computer network was switched off and we had to fax the completion documents to the other side and close the deal using only a laptop! Highly stressful but huge sense of achievement afterwards.
The partnership enables staff to become involved in various aspects of the firm at all levels and for me, that has been by taking a leading role within the compliance team which means that my role is varied and not solely focused on fee-earning.
There is a great family-friendly feel about the firm despite its recent growth which I have not experienced that often in previous firms I have worked at.
Seona, because she is always cheery and is very funny!
Live life to the full so there is no room for regrets.
A psychologist, because I am interested in learning about people and understanding their different personality traits.
My party-trick at university was palm reading.