Joanne Derbyshire

Trainee Solicitor

Joanne Derbyshire is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Personal Injury department. Joanne started her Training Contract with us in September 2019 and is based in the Lace Market office.

In the Personal Injury department Joanne assists the team with client enquiries, including arranging and attending meetings with clients, organising and sending initial client packs and keeping clients updated with any progress on their case.

Qualifications & Experience

Joanne graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2017 with a 2:1 LLB degree and took a year out of her studies to work full time before beginning the part-time LPC LLM at Nottingham Law School in 2018, with a view to completing this in 2020.

Joanne has previously worked at JK Law in Derby as a trainee paralegal in their Personal Injury (RTA) department for 6 months in 2018 before obtaining a receptionist/administrator role with Rothera Sharp in September 2018, based at the Beeston branch. From there she began working as a Legal Secretary in the Family Law department in November 2018 and later as a Family Law Assistant in March 2019. Joanne is due to complete her training contract in September 2021.

Office Base

The Lace Market


Personal Injury


Playing and watching sports, particularly playing cricket and supporting Chelsea FC
Reading (currently ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R R Martin)
Listening to music and going to gigs

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