Joy Lewis

Called 2014

Joy Lewis


Joy practices in all areas of criminal defence, with an emphasis on serious violent crime, drugs and public order offences, as well as a developing fraud practice.

She is instructed alone and as a led junior, and appears before the appellate courts.

Joy is known for her outstanding client care and robust advocacy in defence of her clients. She has a particular interest in representing young and vulnerable clients, and has experience working with clients with mental health disorders, including appointment by the court to represent defendants found ‘unfit’ to stand trial.

Recent instructions include a multi-handed false imprisonment trial, a large-scale Class A drugs conspiracy, and as a led junior in an extensive investigation into fraud in the care system.


  • LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict, University of Nottingham, Distinction (2015)
  • BPTC, Nottingham Law School (2014)
  • GDL, Nottingham Law School, Distinction (2013)
  • BA History, University of Sheffield (2007)


  • Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Nottingham Law School BPTC Advocacy Prize, 2014
  • Blackstone's National Criminal Advocacy Competition Winner, 2013


  • Criminal Bar Association


  • French