Joy Van Cooten

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Joy Van Cooten was the last national Chair of the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) between 2011-2014 and the national Vice-Chair between 2010-2011. The national AWS is now part of the Law Society Women's Division. Joy was also the Vice-Chair and then Chair of the London Group of the AWS in 2007 and 2008 respectively before joining the national committee in 2008.

Joy is currently a consultant in the South East London firm, Stepfords. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives since 1997. After completing her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Guildford, Joy joined London Transport, now Transport for London (TFL) as a contracts lawyer, primarily working on the transfer of the non-London Underground divisions of London Transport to TFL. In 2001, she joined Collyer Bristow as an assistant solicitor and then became an associate in the Corporate Commercial Department in 2002. Whilst with the firm, she was seconded to Philip Morris International in Switzerland, where she remained for two years. In 2005, Joy co-founded VanCooten Trevors Group of Companies.

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