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Joy Davies

Joy Davies

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Joy, a non-practising Solicitor and accredited Mediator who holds an LLM in Advanced Litigation and an MA in Education, specialises in Dispute Resolution. She joined Nottingham Law School in 2002. Joy is Principal Lecturer for the Practitioner Portfolio of courses and develops tailored continuing professional development courses for law firms and individual practitioners. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Joy is Director of the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Hub that sits within the Centre for Legal Education. Joy oversees the Negotiation and Mediation Competitions within the Law School. Joy is a Level 5 ILM Qualified Coach in Leadership and Management and is member of the NTU Coaching Academy.

She is a member of the NLS Centre for Legal Education, a member of the Law School Academic Standards and Quality Committee and for several years, a member of the University Validated Services Standards Committee. as Verifier for Standards and Quality for one of NTU's international collaborative provision partners.

In April 2022, Joy received the Vice-Chancellor's Outstanding Academic Practice Award.

Career overview

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.

External activity

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.

Press expertise

Joy can offer comment on ADR (alternative dispute resolution); negotiation, mediation and civil litigation procedure especially in respect of costs.

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