Ms Joanna Preece > Maples Teesdale LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Maples Teesdale LLP

Work Department



Jo is a partner in the construction team and the lead in the Alternatives sector team. Jo has significant experience advising a wide range of clients on large development schemes, acquisitions and disposals, lettings and financings. Jo has detailed knowledge of working and liaising with clients and understanding their commercial requirements having completed a number of legal secondments to her clients throughout her career. Jo also has good experience working with Network Rail and TfL having been involved in a number of developments situated adjacent to the railway network and tube lines.

Jo helps to lead the Maples ESG Committee and has been participating in workshops looking at climate clauses run by The Chancery Lane Project, a group that brings lawyers from around the world together to collaborate to develop new contracts and model laws to help fight climate change in the built environment.


Trained Herbert Smith Freehills 2010
Senior Associate Herbert Smith Freehills until 2016
Senior Associate Maples Teesdale 2016
Partner Maples Teesdale 2021


Law Society of England and Wales


Northwood College, Northwood
University of Birmingham
BPP, London


Equestrianism (specifically Three Day Evening), netball, running

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

The non-contentious construction practice at Maples Teesdale LLP is well regarded for its work on development projects, with experience advising on shopping centres, universities and student accommodation, offices, industrial estates, hotels, and  mixed-use schemes. The team is led by Sam Nichols, who is experienced in advising developer and funder clients on a full range of transactional construction matters, including acquisitions and disposals, regeneration, and development. Joanna Preece is also noted for her additional experience working on rail projects.