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Anna Spivack, Duncan Lewis

Anna Spivack

Caseworker

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Profile / Experience

I am a Senior Caseworker at Duncan Lewis, working in the public law team under the supervision of solicitor Sulaiha Ali and public law director Toufique Hossain.

Working together with my supervisor and other solicitors and caseworkers, my role involves assisting with the day-to-day case progression and client or third party correspondence on a number of public law matters on a legal aid basis. I also manage my own caseload under supervision, which includes matters involving asylum, human rights, domestic violence, trafficking, refugee family reunion, immigration matters, and judicial review challenges.

My interests predominantly lie with assisting survivors of gender-based violence, and my final year thesis at university explored the legal and socio-cultural reasons behind the grave under-reporting of sexual violence in Japanese society. I have previous experience working in the non-profit sector in the UK, Nepal, and Tokyo. Most notably, I have worked on a human trafficking and child sexual exploitation project in Kathmandu, focusing on combating trafficking across the border of Nepal and India. I have further worked for an NGO in Tokyo that works to eradicate sex trafficking and exploitation in both India and Cambodia. In my free time I have fundraised an extensive amount for different charities, including NSPCC, Street Child, Edinburgh's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, and Mind.

I am accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) and am currently undertaking my GDL at BPP University on a part-time basis.

Education

  • BPP Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law (part-time)
  • MA Japanese Studies: University of Edinburgh (spending one year at Keio University in Tokyo) - First Class with Distinction in Spoken Japanese

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, October 2019-present
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