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Joanne Alvey


Joanne first joined Linder Myers in June 2010 as a Solicitor within our Employment department, headed by Alan Lewis – a Legal 500 Leading Individual. Working for both employees and employers on a number of complex cases, Joanne worked with Linder Myers until May 2014, following the birth of her second child. Following her maternity leave, Joanne opted to take a two-year career break to look after her two young children. However, in November 2015, she took a position to work on a self-employed basis. However, in October 2019 Joanne made the decision to return to Linder Myers as an associate within our Employment department, and again working under Alan Lewis.

Joanne is passionate about pregnancy-related cases within employment law, having successfully won numerous cases surrounding this issue. She is also trained in general mediation with the hope to complete a workplace mediation course to offer to potential clients.


  • Advises businesses on disciplinary and grievances
  • Claimant and respondent work
  • Helps businesses understand discriminatory pregnancies
  • Unfair dismissals and negotiating exits for respondent clients and individuals
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial mediation
  • Recoupment of training fees
  • Employline

Career & Qualifications

  • Salford University, Health Science BA (Hons), 2000
  • BPP University, GDL, 2006
  • BPP University, LPC, 2007

Outside of work, Joanne enjoys trying new physical wellbeing activities; these include HIIT classes, running, and skiing with her family. She enjoys cooking and partakes in cuisine classes such as Thai and Italian, to perfect her culinary skills. Joanne likes to participate in relaxing activities such as these to maintain her work-life balance, her favourite being spending time with her husband and two children. She regularly hosts for her friends and family at her home but also enjoys eating out frequently.