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Areas of Practice

  • Crime
  • Family
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Law
  • Public & Human Rights


  • LLM, Master of Laws, London School of Economics and Political Science (Distinction
  • BPTC, Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (Very Competent)
  • LLB, Bachelor of Laws, The University of Sussex (Upper Second Class)

Scholarships and Awards

  • City Law School Human Rights Scholarship 2012
  • John Smith Scholarship for Law 2011-2012
  • Winner of the Sussex Law School Senior Moot competition; DMH Stallard Mooting Prize 2008/2009
  • Outstanding Achievement Award at the University of Sussex Students' Union 2008/2009


Joy joined Chambers after the successful completion of her third-six pupillage. Joy’s practice draws on significant prior experience. Prior to coming to the Bar, Joy spent two years in the litigation department of the Home Office, assisting in the defence of judicial review claims made against UKVI’s rules, policies and procedures. Joy also spent time as an Assistant Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC, then Minister of State for Courts and Justice. Joy was responsible for overseeing the minister’s portfolio in various areas, including the MOJ’s Brexit negotiation strategy, EU Law, Human Rights, the Bill of Rights Project, Crown Dependencies, problem solving and specialist courts, and the work of the Law Commission.

Joy is developing a broad mixed common law practice which sees her working across a number of Chambers’ practice areas.


Joy has a busy criminal practice, frequently appearing in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court. Joy has gained extensive experience in the Crown Court as she is frequently instructed in Crown Court trials, appeals, sentences, applications and preliminary hearings. Joy has had much success in this practice area, securing numerous acquittals and successful appeals.


Joy accepts instructions in a range of family matters. Joy regularly acts in public and private child proceedings, and has secured and defeated applications for Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders. Joy has also been instructed in financial remedy proceedings and family committal proceedings.


Joy regularly appears in a range of civil matters, including personal injury, credit hire and road traffic accidents. Joy is frequently instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in, application hearings, MOJ Stage 3 hearings, small claims trials and fast-track trials.

Joy has advised on quantum and can provide advice in respect of liability and causation, and draft pleadings.


Joy advises and represents both landlords and tenants in possession proceedings. Joy welcomes instructions in the full ambit of property disputes, including commercial and contractual disputes.

Articles / Publications

"Give and Take" Counsel Magazine, October 2013 edition

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