Ms Joanna Grice


RCVS Disciplinary Committee Member, Joanna GriceJoanna Grice is a Tribunal Judge sitting on appeals in the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal. The work of the Tribunal deals with appeals against departmental decisions in relation to social security benefits, and brings her into contact with some of society's most vulnerable and disadvantaged members.

She graduated from St John's College, Cambridge, in modern languages (Spanish/French) and law, before coming to London to obtain her Professional Bar qualification and do pupillage. She spent ten years at the Bar practising in general common law, with an emphasis on family and criminal work. Alongside her practice she taught as a part-time law lecturer at University College London for three years.

Joanna has also worked for several years at HM Revenue & Customs (based at Whitehall) as a senior lawyer in various business tax advisory teams. She gained considerable experience both in direct and indirect tax law, in areas as diverse as judicial review, legislative drafting, Bill work, Budget work, Human Rights law and European Court of Justice reference cases, as well as in high-profile anti-avoidance work.

While in professional practice at the Bar, Joanna sat on various Chambers committees, as well as serving on the Committee of the South Eastern Circuit for three years.

She is married with three children and lives in South London.


Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee


Declaration of Interests








Appointments to other bodies

  • First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) - Tribunal Judge

Membership of other veterinary or
allied organisations



  • Tribunal Judge, First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) - (2011 to present)
  • Lawyer in Government Legal Service (HMRC) - (2003 - 2013)
  • Barrister and Member of Chambers - (1992 - 2002)
  • Part-time law lecturer UCL - (1992 - 1995)

Qualifications (other than veterinary
qualifications listed in the Register)

  • MA (Cantab) Spanish/French and Law
  • Barrister

Interests relating to immediate family
or close friends


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