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Joanna Hughes

HR Project & Alumni Manager


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Joanna Hughes

HR Project & Alumni Manager


A qualified lawyer with over 25 years of experience at Allen & Overy, since March 2021 Joanna has been based in the Graduate Recruitment team working as a Project Manager.

Joanna also works in the Allen & Overy Alumni Network team as a point of contact for client alumni.

  • Member of the Allen & Overy Social Mobility Working Group.
  • 2019 Outstanding Contribution Award in Allen & Overy’s London Pro Bono and Community Investment Awards, in large part for her work mentoring young people to overcome the barriers social disadvantage can bring.
  • 2020 Mentor of Year Award at the UK Social Mobility Awards.
  • 2021 appointment to join the Government commissioned Taskforce to boost the socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK financial and professional services, as a Working Group member.



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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


LLB, Law with French, University of Birmingham (First Class Honours), 1994

LPC, The College of Law, London, 1995

Published work

  • Expert Evidence Under the CPR, co-author, Sweet & Maxwell.