Solicitor at JCWI and ILPA South West Working Group Trustee Liaison
I am driven by a commitment to social justice; in our sector especially, it must be the cornerstone of our work as lawyers and drivers of change. The recent focus on race is welcome, and I would like to see class enter the conversation. These issues are fundamental both for practitioners, and for the people we represent, more so in the COVID context. Having trained at Clifford Chance, served as a judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal, practised at a large high street firm and now JCWI, a charity, I have a breadth of experience and understanding of the issues faced both by practitioners and our clients. My current practice is predominantly in protection claims, judicial review, and matters involving children, with a special interest in mental health and Article 3 cases. In 2020, I received recommendation in Chambers and Partners for my work with vulnerable individuals. Prior to the law, I taught English, and continued this on a voluntary basis for the last ten years. At JCWI, in addition to casework, I work with the policy and communications teams to identify areas of development in immigration – whether through legal, policy or media approaches – towards the end of achieving our goal of an equitable and just immigration system.