Jo is an Associate within the Professional and Financial Risks Team and is a regulatory specialist, having a particular interest working with professional practices facing financial challenges.
Jo has extensive experience of working particularly with law firms, their partners and employed solicitors, including providing regulatory advice and support so as to minimise the impact of any potential regulatory action.
Prior to joining Ashfords, Jo previously worked for the Solicitors Regulation Authority for 5 years, including supervising the largest law firms as a Regulatory Manager and supervising significant firm restructures.
Jo was heavily involved in the SRA's Financial Stability Programme, working closely with firms facing financial challenges.
Jo also worked closely within the SRA's dedicated AML Focus and recently completed around 15 top 200 firm visits providing firms with AML guidance and support.
- Working closely with a number of the largest law firms facing financial challenge including financial collapses.
- Confidentially supervising and supporting a significant number of law firms within the SRA's Intensive Supervision Unit and enabling their transfer back to "mainstream" Supervision.
- Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing subject matter expert.