Our professionally qualified guides include lawyers, former police officers and specialists in the specialist in the legislative process.
Joanne is a criminal defence lawyer and Blue Badge Tourist Guide. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and practised as a defence advocate in the criminal courts including defending armed service personnel in both military and civilian court proceedings. She also prosecuted for the Department of Social Security. After 20 years in the police stations, prisons and courts of London she qualified as a Guide in 2009 and moved from the courtroom out on to the streets to show off all aspects of this great international city but with a particular focus on tours on a legal theme.
Joanne grew up in Belgium and the United States but became an adopted Londoner in 1986. She is a consultant at Birds Solicitors in south west London.
Kim is a full time Blue Badge Tourist Guide who qualified in 2001, winning the Guide of the Year award on receiving her badge.
Kim has lived and worked in London for over 30 years and knows the city inside and out.She has been a nurse, charity worker, trade union official and, in both the UK and European parliaments – a political assistant. This experience gives her a valuable working knowledge of how policy becomes law.
She guides most of our legal tours and is also an expert designer of bespoke tours on a wide range of subjects. Do see our sister site – Discovering London – for more details.