MEET THE TEAM
Joanna Connolly – Solicitor Advocate – Consumer Credit Litigation Specialist
Joanna Connolly (LLB Hons) is a Solicitor Advocate, with Higher Rights of Audience who is qualified to represent clients as an Advocate in the higher courts in England and Wales. Joanna is well known in courts throughout the country as an expert in the complex field of consumer credit law. Joanna is highly experienced and passionate about helping people which is reflected in her exceptionally high success rate. Joanna had conduct of the lead Section 78 Consumer Credit Act 1974 High Court case Carey v HSBC Bank Plc  EWHC 3417 (QB). When Joanna isn’t fighting for consumer’s rights, she loves cruising around the world.
Gerard Jemitus – Litigation Executive
Gerard has years of experience in technology, primarily computing and telecoms, in a range of roles including technical, marketing and consulting. He has worked for a number of American based computer companies and been involved with many of the largest blue-chip companies in the UK. Gerry joined the team in 2015, as a Litigation Executive and also assumes responsibility for ensuring we make best use of the available technology and systems. When not working, Gerry loves driving fast cars and flying light aircraft – although he hasn’t done the latter for quite some time.
Sam Audley – Office Manager
Sam comes from a background of law and property management and has great all-round knowledge and experience. Sam joined us in 2018 and certainly keeps us on our toes. When not managing the firm and the Team, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, reading and listening to music and travelling to the Lake District and Scotland on holiday.
Colin Quinn – Litigation Executive & Team Leader
Colin joined the firm in 2019. Previously, he was a Litigation Executive at a firm of Solicitors in Warrington and United Utilities before that in the Defended Department. Colin has a vast knowledge of consumer credit and decided to join us to further that knowledge. Colin is a great asset to the firm and works hard to get the best results for our clients. In his spare time, when he can switch off from work, Colin likes to watch sports.
Sophie Hanlon – Personal Assistant to Joanna Connolly
Sophie is a hybrid within the firm and assists in the Litigation Department as well as assisting Sam running the administrative side of the firm. Sophie worked in lettings before joining us in 2019. Sophie is a great asset to the Team and makes the most amazing Banana Cake! Outside of work, Sophie loves reading, making cakes and having weekends away with her partner.
Harrison Robe-Quinn – Legal Assistant
Harrison joined Joanna Connolly Solicitors as a Legal Assistant in January 2021. Harrison has a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Central Lancashire and a Master of Laws in Legal Practice (Solicitors) at BPP University Manchester. Harrison loves to learn and has a passion for Human Rights. When he is not working or studying Harrison likes practicing Martial Arts and going for long walks with his Dog.
Colin Eyres – Buildings Manager
Colin is responsible for the maintenance of our buildings and the offices and is a star turn at DIY, decorating and general fixing of things! There is nothing that Colin cannot turn his hand to. He is a valued member of the Team. Outside work, Colin loves spending time with his family and his dogs.