Joy, who holds an LLM in Advanced Litigation and an MA in Education, specialises in Dispute Resolution and joined Nottingham Law School in 2002. She is part of the practitioner division of NLS which develops tailored continuing professional development courses for law firms and individual practitioners. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Joy is Course Leader for the Intellectual Property Practitioner Portfolio and Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution and runs the NLS Internal Mediation Skills Competition. She is Verifier for one of NTU's international collaborative provision partners.
Joy is an accredited Mediator and a non-practising Solicitor. She is a member of the NLS Centre for Legal Education, a member of the Law School Academic Standards and Quality Committee and a member of the University Validated Services Standards Committee.
Joy studied law as an undergraduate at Leicester University, where she graduated with an LLB (Hons). She practised commercial litigation with the global law firm Eversheds LLP prior to joining NLS.
Joy is an RICS assessor for mediation training. She is a member of the working group for the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition Rules, a judge for the competition and was a member of the working group for the ICC 2nd Mediation Round Table Conference 2015. Joy has participated in international conferences on dispute resolution. She is an invited member of the Association of Mediator Assessors Trainers and Instructors.
Joy is a Freeman of the City of London and an Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.
Joy can offer comment on ADR (alternative dispute resolution); negotiation, mediation and civil litigation procedure especially in respect of costs.