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Meet Joanne

Photo of Joanne Roche, Finance Administrator at McAllister Olivarius.

Joanne Roche

Finance Administrator

With a business-focused degree and a strong administrative background working for a range of companies and non-profits, Jo joined McO in 2019 as a Finance Administrator supporting the Accounts department.

During her spare time, Jo enjoys spending time with her family, reading and keeping fit. Keen to keep learning, she recently qualified as a Pilates Instructor.

A day in the life

  • Assisting in the smooth running of the finance function.
  • Keeping up to date with expenses.
  • Liaising with the legal team to ensure timely and accurate invoicing.
  • Producing reports to assist the management team.
  • I love a spreadsheet! 

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential