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Chambers of Brian Green QC
Wilberforce Chambers
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Joanne has a broad commercial chancery practice and an emphasis on property litigation and related professional negligence. The Legal 500 describes Joanne as “trustworthy and reliable, as well as being technically excellent”. Other advocates describe her as “a court opponent I would treat with the utmost respect”. Joanne was named The Times’ Lawyer of the Week in March 2019 for her work on the case of Canary Wharf (BP4) t1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency.


Property Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Women in Property

Bar Pro Bono Unit panel



First Class degree in Jurisprudence and Gibbs Prize in Law, Oxford University

Bachelor of Civil Law degree, Oxford University

Kennedy and Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Joanne Wicks QCWilberforce ChambersAbsolutely at the top of the game for property related disputes. A pleasure to work with and so clear and concise in her advice. Has to be in the very top echelon in this jurisdiction and always a first choice. Always willing to roll up the sleeves and gets stuck in. Every angle is always covered and one feels in extremely safe and capable hands. Technically very astute.

Wilberforce Chambers combines notable senior expertise with a strong team of junior barristers, with a strong offering across the full range of property matters, most notably commercial landlord and tenant work, development disputes, mortgages, title disputes, and rural economy issues. Joanne Wicks QC and Emer Murphy appeared in the Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd case before the Supreme Court, a case relating to landlord-tenant permissions for covenant breaches. Martin Hutchings QC and James McCreath were involved in Devine v Housing Solutions Ltd, a legally significant restrictive covenants case concerning whether a developer who had knowingly constructed houses in breach of restrictive covenant could rely on the public interest in those houses being occupied to justify modifying the covenant. Jonathan Seitler QC is heavily involved in telecoms cases, particularly the burgeoning area of litigation relating to the new code, and appeared before the Court of Appeal in Cornerstone PLC v Ashloch, AP Wireless, which will determine what rights telecoms operators have under the new telecoms code during the term of a telecoms lease.  Mark Wonnacott QC and Harriet Holmes were involved in The trustees of the Williams-Wynn 1987 Settlement v Natural Resources Body for Wales, a landmark mines and minerals case.