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Joanne Herbert

Senior Associate

Joanne deals with all aspects of property development work.

About Joanne

Joanne has extensive experience in property development work and act for developers of all sizes.  This would include a small private development by a private individual e.g. building a house in the back garden; to a large corporate developer purchasing land with infrastructure requirements and construction of a large housing development.


Her expertise includes, site acquisitions, site disposals, setting up of new developments, option agreements, overage agreements, unregistered land and title registration issues. 

"large enough to provide a comprehensive range of legal services while maintaining strong client relationships at partner level."

Chambers UK


  • involved in National Westminster Bank’s construction of the NatWest Tower in Telford and Canary Wharf.
  • acted for large Breweries in connection with the sale and purchase of public houses and associated development opportunities.
  • acted for social housing associations in connection with the purchase of land for development and associated setting up of the site for either sale or lease on shared ownership leases.
  • acted for landlords and tenants of commercial properties (large and small) in connection with commercial leases throughout England and Wales.  This includes lock up shops, offices and shopping centres.
  • involved in the acquisition of farmland;  brownfield sites and sites needing creative development eg specialist flood preventative plans to enable planning permission to be granted.

"Wright Hassall LLP’s work is ‘on a par with the big London firms’. It is acting for Chase Commercial on the redevelopment of a large site in Bromsgrove, and is providing ongoing advice to BMW and JC Decaux (UK)."

Legal 500 UK


Before joining Wright Hassall in 2017, Joanne worked for a variety of law firms including Anthony Collins, Lawson West, Thomas Horton and Alsters Kelly. 


  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives


Joanne has a varied set of interests and enjoys amateur dramatics, she is a key member of an amateur dramatic society (both on stage and off stage). Joanne also rides a motorbike, enjoys going to the gym and also taking part in karate and kali stick fighting.  In her spare time, she is also renovating a 350 year old quaker meeting house to live in.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Fiona Martin
Fiona Martin Development Lawyer
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Gurjit Bains Paralegal
Rebecca Mushing - Planning Solicitor
Rebecca Mushing Solicitor
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