Joy Merriam born and bred in Sheffield and a scholarship girl from Sheffield Girls High School, is returning to her roots and joining GWBHarthills Solicitors as a Solicitor Advocate specialising in Crime and Child Protection work.
Following her graduation from Manchester University Joy qualified as a solicitor and learned her trade in the East End of London where she practised for almost 40 years.
Joy has always specialised in representing the more vulnerable members of society and built a distinguished career being cited as a leader in her field in Chambers Directory and winning the accolade Solicitor Advocate of the Year in the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2013 when her empathy with clients and ability to speak human was praised.
She was profiled in the Law Society Gazette in 2015 which referred to her distinguished track record
She has again been shortlisted for Solicitor Advocate of the year in 2017 following two acquittals for murder in the Old Bailey