Jo Moore, Michael Spencer and Thomas Beamont volunteer at Roehampton University Mock Trial - May 2019
Jo accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and is developing a broad practice, in particular in public law and human rights, clinical negligence, professional discipline, personal injury, inquests and sports law.
She regularly acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence matters. She developed significant experience in complex and high value claims during a lengthy specialist medical negligence secondment. She appears in court in her own right in a variety of civil hearings, alongside coronial work.
Jo has been instructed in the ongoing Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation (‘Mau Mau’), carrying out legal research and analysis for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She is also instructed by the Home Office in multiple linked cases regarding British Overseas Citizenship (‘BOC’) status and British nationality, acting as junior for Sarabjit Singh QC.
During pupillage at 1 COR, Jo was involved in public, clinical negligence and professional regulatory matters, assisting her supervisor, Neil Sheldon.
She volunteers for the Free Representation Unit and has appeared before the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) on a pro bono basis.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Jo worked as a legal researcher in the academic and voluntary sectors. During the Bar course she undertook a pro bono internship at a firm of immigration solicitors. Jo worked in higher education as a systems manager for four years before training as a lawyer, during which time she also served as an elected trade union officer.
Jo Moore is our Head of Outreach at chambers.Clinical Negligence
Jo is regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants in a broad range of clinical negligence work. She appears in court in case management hearings and applications, along with drafting pleadings and advising in conference and in writing.
- Advising a claimant on quantum and settlement in a six-figure claim resulting from gynecological injury suffered during forceps delivery.
- Acting for a surgeon, advising in conference with an expert regarding an allegation of breach of duty in consenting a patient for a fasciectomy.
- Acting for the claimant, the widow of a man who died following a brain injury. Advising on quantum and settlement in this high value claim brought under the Fatal Accidents Act and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act.
Jo gained substantial experience in employment law during her 12-month pupillage, where she was trained by the employment junior of the year (2016). She worked on cases before the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. She was also involved in a variety of sports-related employment cases.
Jo first developed an interest in employment law while serving as an elected trade union branch officer.
She has carried out employment work on a pro bono basis for the Free Representation Unit (FRU), negotiating and advising on settlement agreements.
Jo is currently instructed by the Home Office in a large number of linked cases regarding British Overseas Citizenship (‘BOC’) status and British nationality, acting as junior for Sarabjit Singh QC. Judgment was recently handed down in R (Nooh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1572 (Admin), and a further 16 cases are listed before the High Court during 2018 and 2019.
Jo developed substantial immigration law experience during her 6 months of pupillage with Neil Sheldon. She carried out work on cases including R (Kiarie & Byndloss) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 42 and MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 10.
During the Bar course, Jo undertook a pro bono internship at a firm of immigration solicitors, focusing on Article 8 claims and claims engaging the Refugee Convention.
Jo has a master’s degree (with distinction) in Global Migration from University College, London. She studied international human rights law, international refugee law and European migration law.
Jo is keen to develop her practice in coronial law and inquests. She has appeared on a pro bono basis for AvMA in a seven-day inquest, representing the family of Owen Widlake, a newborn baby who died following a period in Neonatal Intensive Care on the Isle of Wight. The Coroner made a Report to Prevent Future Deaths in relation to multiple failures in the neonatal unit, both individual and systemic, which came to light during the inquest.
Jo acts for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury matters. She regularly appears in the County Court in personal injury trials. She also acts in claims arising out of RTAs, such as Stage 3 MOJ hearings and Credit Hire hearings.
Jo advises in writing on liability and quantum in a variety of personal injury matters.
Jo is currently instructed by the Government Legal Department in the Kenya Emergency Group Litigation (the ongoing ‘Mau Mau’ litigation) during which she has gained considerable personal injury and human rights experience.
Jo has appeared on a pro bono basis in appeals against the Department for Work and Pensions’ assessment of Personal Injury Payment (PIP) entitlement. Working with the Free Representation Unit, she has successfully represented appellants in both the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber).
During her pupillage at 1COR, Jo worked on a wide variety of public law cases. She drafted submissions to the Supreme Court on a costs issue, produced written draft observations for the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the United Kingdom, and researched and drafted advice on the merits of proposed judicial review applications.
Jo was assistant editor of De Smith’s Judicial Review, third supplement to the Seventh Edition (Sweet and Maxwell, 2016). She produced four chapters: ‘Convention Rights as Grounds for Judicial Review’; ‘CPR Part 54 Claims for Judicial Review’; ‘Other Judicial Review Proceedings’ and ‘Judicial Review Remedies’.
Jo is a member of the Sport Resolutions pro bono panel. She was recently instructed on a pro bono basis by a professional athlete subject to an adverse analytical finding. She represented the player’s interests to UK Anti-Doping through written submissions and correspondence, leading to a 50% reduction in the period of ineligibility imposed (from 4 to 2 years) and a finding of a doping violation which was “not intentional”.
She is also currently acting in a sports and personal injury case, representing an injured golfer.
Jo was trained by the Bar’s leading sports law junior, during which time she assisted in a number of sports matters, including an IP case for Sky Sports and the England and Wales Cricket Board, an employment dispute regarding a football manager, a football shirt sponsorship dispute and a public law claim in relation to the policing of football grounds. She attended a number of disciplinary anti-doping hearings and has experience of FA Rule K arbitrations and other player/agent regulatory and contractual issues.
Jo is particularly interested in disciplinary matters, sports injuries, and issues surrounding the duty of care towards players and athletes.
Sarabjit Singh QC and Jo Moore successfully defend British Nationality judicial review claims - May 2019
Six members of chambers participate in Inner Temple outreach events - Apr 2019
Five members volunteer at Inner Temple’s ‘Becoming a Barrister’ day - Feb 2019
Jo Moore & Judith Rogerson enjoy an evening of networking with Pathways to Law students - Feb 2019
Jim Duffy and Jo Moore appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Jan 2019
Jo Moore and Amy Mannion speak on panel about Pathways to Law at the London School of Economics - Jan 2019
Richard Booth QC to chair AvMA’s Medico-Legal Issues in Accident & Emergency Care Conference - Mar 2019
The Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation is at an end - Nov 2018
Proud to partner with The Sutton Trust to positively impact social mobility through their extensive programmes - Oct 2018
Guy Mansfield QC upholds Kenya Emergency Group Litigation judgment in Court of Appeal - Oct 2018
Congratulate Jo Moore as the new head of Outreach at 1COR - Jul 2018
1COR members featured in the latest AvMA Newsletter - Apr 2018
Jo Moore and Emma-Louise Fenelon instructed in a recent inquest in Winchester - Nov 2017
Jo Moore joins Sport Resolutions pro bono panel - Aug 2017