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Portrait of Joanna Wylie
Areas of expertise: Holiday accident claims, Travel


Joanna is a solicitor in the travel law team with extensive experience of handling foreign personal injury and insurance claims. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 1999 and was promoted to the role of senior case manager in 2005, before qualifying as a solicitor in November 2010. 

She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and forms a key part of the team that won the award for Legal Services Provider of the Year at the International Travel Insurance Conference in 2012.

Joanna is equally comfortable handling claimant and defendant claims and has managed a wide range of cases both here and abroad. These include claims against tour operators, foreign insurers and local authorities and a significant number of ski accident and road traffic accident claims. She has also developed a particular niche for accident claims in Spain and representing minors.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a skier who suffered a fracture dislocation at C4/5 and a compression fracture of D5 in Austria and needs 24 hour care to assist with daily tasks.
  • Obtaining damages against a tour operator for two girls on a teaching trip in Botswana, who were attacked and injured in their bungalow by a gang of armed men.
  • Successfully defending a cyclist, who was involved in a fatal accident involving a pedestrian, whilst on holiday in Spain.
  • Winning damages of £215,000 for a motorcyclist who suffered multiple injuries in a road traffic accident in Germany.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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