Joanne joined Falcon Chambers in June 2017 as a Second Junior Clerk. Prior to joining, Joanne spent 9 years at Tanfield Chambers and prior to that almost 4 years at Old square Chambers. Her principal duties at Falcon Chambers include daily liaison with clients in relation to practices, distribution of work, management of members diaries and fee negotiation.
In June 2019, Joanne won Practice Manager of the Year at the Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards.
During her clerking career Joanne has always provided a high level of client service which has been mentioned in the legal directories:
"The clerks' room is now excellent, Joanne Meah, first junior clerk, in particular has been an exceptional addition to the team." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023
"Jo Meah, first junior clerk, is a particular star in a superb clerking team." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023
"The clerking team is excellent. John Stannard is very knowledgeable and thorough, Joanne Meah is particularly efficient and calm, and Jacob Watson is extremely responsive and resourceful. The whole team are super helpful and take a real interest in getting to know and helping clients." Legal 500 2023
"Joanne Meah, first junior clerk, is absolutely excellent." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2022
"John Stannard, Joanne Meah and James Clarke are responsive and helpful in setting out cost estimates clearly and stage by stage where required." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Telecommunications)
"Joanne Meah, first junior clerk, is highly competent and efficient and gives a service which is second to none." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Agriculture and Real Affairs)
"I very much rate the clerks at Falcon Chambers, in particular Joanne Meah. She is responsive, helpful and always tries to help match the right barrister to the right case for the right fee (which she invariably does)." Legal 500 2021
"The clerks are extremely proactive (Sam Kennett and Joanne Meah deserve special mention). They stand head and shoulders above other clerking teams and cannot be more helpful." Legal 500 2021
"Joanne Meah is a first rate clerk. She goes out of her way to assist, she is responsive and client friendly." Legal 500 2021
"John Stannard and Joanne Meah deserve a special mention for their client focussed approach." Legal 500 2021
"The ‘go getting’ Joanne Meah, who has been ‘a fantastic addition to the team’ since joining from Tanfield Chambers, has been promoted to first junior. Meah is ‘highly responsible, organised and walks the delicate tightrope of giving her barristers what they want, while giving her instructing solicitors what they want, with ease". Legal 500, 2018
"Solicitors have ‘welcomed the arrival’ of ‘excellent’ second junior clerk Joanna Meah ". Legal 500, 2017
“… ‘goes the extra mile to assist’ and ‘makes solicitors feel valued’” Legal 500, 2017
"... does everything she can to assist" Legal 500, 2015
"... always willing to find ways of working within clients' budgets" Chambers UK Guide 2015
In her spare time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, keeping herself fit and volunteering at a local charity.