Jo has practised exclusively in Immigration law since qualification in 1993. She is qualified to practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom and has worked as an immigration solicitor for many years in both jurisdictions.
She joined Turpin and Miller Solicitors in 2005, becoming a Partner in 2008. She has been head of the firm’s large Immigration Team since 2007. She has worked as a Peer Reviewer in the Immigration category and is one of only a small number of Immigration practitioners accredited by the Law Society at Advanced Level.
Jo’s practice is broad based and covers all aspects of immigration and asylum law. She is a member of the firm’s specialist Skilled Migration Team and has a particular interest in Points Based matters. Throughout her career she has also had a keen interest in Asylum work, heading the Refugee Advice Service at a national level in Australia prior to returning to the UK. She has maintained this expertise at Turpin and Miller, acts as external legal advisor to an asylum charity based in Southampton and gives training on all aspects of asylum law to charities, social services departments and other voluntary bodies.