“I will never forget your so much patience with me…you are always my amazing solicitor. The BEST one in the UK.”
“Please allow me to express my deepest and happiest gratitude to you and your office for the, what, 21+ months (!!!) that you have championed [our] case! It’s a huge win for all of us, so congratulations to you all as well!”
“I also wanted to express my gratitude again for the excellent service you provided. I had my ceremony on Thursday and it was a surprisingly emotional event. Thank you and I will continue recommending you to anyone who thinks about embarking on the citizenship journey.”
“Words cannot express how much we appreciate what you did . Thanks for saving us, I don’t know what would have happened to my boys. But now they can stay in the country of their birth and finish their education.”
Jo a Partner and is Head of our Family & Personal Immigration team.
Jo graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics and Philosophy. She initially qualified as a solicitor in Australia in 1993 where she worked as a Judge’s Associate and then as Co-ordinator of the Refugee Advice Service. On her return to the UK in 1999, she qualified as a solicitor in the UK and worked in the immigration team at Jackson & Canter in Liverpool before joining Turpin Miller in 2005.
Jo is one of only a small number of immigration solicitors accredited by the Law Society as an Advanced Immigration Caseworker. She is a Legal Aid Agency Peer Reviewer in the immigration category, an Accredited Supervisor and is also the legal advisor to the Southampton & Winchester Visitors’ Group, Legal Justice Project, where she runs workshops for the volunteers as well as providing general and specific advice on individual cases (https://swvg-refugees.org.uk/.
Jo is on the Editorial Board of the Lexis Nexis Immigration Service and is also one of their specialist authors, writing practice notes for other immigration lawyers (https://lexisweb.co.uk/users/jo-renshaw). She was a member of the advisory board for the Best Practice Guide: Expert country evidence in asylum and immigration cases in the United Kingdom (School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh) and was a contributor to Making an Asylum Application; a Best Practice Guide (Immigration Law Practitioners Association). She is the author of the current Immigration and Asylum volume of Halsbury’s Laws of England (https://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/products/halsburys-laws-of-england.html).
She has published a number of articles on the impact of the withdrawal of legal aid in immigration matters and has been a judge for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards several times. In July 2015 she won the prestigious national Legal Aid Social Welfare Lawyer of the Year Award (http://legalvoice.org.uk/lalys-2015-lets-show-them-how-legal-aid-lawyers-fight/).
Jo has acted as an expert witness in a number of criminal and family cases involving immigration matters. She practises across the whole spectrum of immigration and asylum law, undertaking both private and publicly funded work.