Educated to secondary school level in Ghana having attended Christ the King International School, Cantoments Accra and then progressing to Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School in Saltpond. Mary-Joyce went on to complete her education in the United Kingdom attending university where she obtained her LLB Law (Hons) degree and then on to the prestigious College of Law, London where she attained her LPC. She now practices as a Lawyer and is a partner in a medium sized law firm in Kent.
She is also a Resolution Accredited Specialist and conducts all her matters ensuring that the integrity of her profession is upheld by consistently providing clients with a sterling service. Mary-Joyce consistently attracts praise from the clients and agencies she comes into contact with.
In 2014 her achievements were recognized by the Kent Law Society which shortlisted her for its Outstanding Achievement Award, acknowledging that her energy and determination has a major impact on the safety of vulnerable individuals across East Kent. In addition she was also shortlisted for the 2014 Family Partner Award which is a national award attracting candidates from across the UK.
Mary-Joyce assists and advises Domestic Abuse Forums, particularly in respect to changes in legislation. One of the pioneering members of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Kent Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel set up to tackle reviews of cases, Mary-Joyce also utilises her expertise to improve transparency and accountability in all her cases.
Excellent working relationships are crucial to her and Mary-Joyce has further enhanced the reputation of the profession through voluntary work with the International Federation of Women Lawyers FIDA; and she brings her expertise and diligence to her role with AutoStar Assist