Joined TBI in: 1998
Specialise in: Employment Law
Qualification: Doctor of Jurisprudence 1987
Education: Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
Indiana-born Joan Casson is an Attorney who specialises in Employment Law at Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Commercial offices in Wynyard.
She is a Doctor of Jurisprudence from her home state of Indiana in the USA, and has been a part of the firm since 1998.
Joan will deal with clients on all matters regarding Employment Law.
She has carried out most aspects of non-contentious and contentious advice and representation on employment matters for both employers and employees, also advising on more specialist areas such as the national minimum/living wage, business immigration and fitness, as well as practice cases conducted by the Teaching Regulation Agency and Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Joan has successfully advised multiple claimants in collective redundancy, transfer of undertaking and discrimination cases.
At law school, she worked as a legal clerk providing advice and preparing reference materials to state court judges at the Indiana Judicial Center (USA). She was also employed by the CAB in 1995 as a guidance tutor, and later as an employment adviser.
While at law school after emigrating to the UK, Joan provided legal advice to and represented welfare clients as part of an internship at the local legal services commission.
Over the years, she has presented free employment law seminars on a variety of topics to employers, employees, businesses and charitable organisations. Since 2016, she has been the employment law adviser in a team of business advisers offering free business support services for Teesdale businesses.