I joined Duncan Lewis in September 2017 as a public law and immigration caseworker. I have wide experience in the fields of public and international human rights law, which I bring to my work representing clients for the firm. At Duncan Lewis, I have contributed to a successful challenge to removal directions, and a range of Asylum claims.
Prior to joining Duncan Lewis, I worked for three years as a Treaty Manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, an independent public body with statutory powers to advise and challenge the UK Government on human rights and equalities. In this role, I monitored the implementation of the UK’s international human rights obligations on children and economic and social rights, reported to relevant UN bodies, and worked closely with civil society partners, parliamentarians and government officials with a view to improving human rights respect in the UK.
From 2007-2014, I worked at Amnesty International in a range of roles, including managing international campaigns on human rights defenders at risk in Central America and Mexico, and overseeing the organisation’s global submissions to the UN Human Rights Committee.
Having worked extensively towards influencing Government policy in the UK and abroad, I really value the opportunity to bring successful legal challenges which solve problems for my clients while driving progress on human rights respect in the UK. I believe strongly in the right of everyone to have access to justice when they have faced unlawful treatment and I have a particular interest in legal aid representation.