I joined Hodge Jones & Allen LLP in September 2016 as a trainee solicitor in the crime department, assisting with the preparation of a wide range of magistrates’ court and crown court cases, including protest and extradition. My second seat was in the personal injury department, primarily assisting with a multi-party action against the government and a pharmaceutical company about vaccine damage and am currently in my third seat in civil liberties, working mainly on actions against the police and miscarriages of justice.
I am an accredited police station representative and regularly represent clients at the police station. I also have a Higher Rights of Audience qualification which will allow me to practice as a solicitor-advocate in the higher criminal courts when I qualify as a solicitor. I am passionate about fighting injustice in society and defending marginalised people.
Before joining Hodge Jones & Allen I worked as a paralegal in the specialist youth court team and then the general crime team in a large legal aid firm in London. I also have experience with prison law representing clients in adjudications and mental health law. During my GDL, I volunteered for the School Exclusions Project, representing school children who had been permanently expelled from school. Whilst studying for my undergraduate degree, I completed an internship for the Runnymede Trust, a race equality think tank. I have also volunteered as a legal intern for Release, a drugs and human rights charity. I have been involved in a frontline youth project and mentoring for several years and I am now a trustee.
- Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2016, Distinction
- Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, 2013, Commendation
- Biochemistry BSc (Hons),University College London, 2012, 2.1
- Trainee Solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, Sep 2016 – Present
- Paralegal at GT Stewart Solicitors – September 2013- June 2016
Articles and Publications
- Criminal Law & Justice Weekly – Getting to the heart of knife crime in the UK, February 2017
In my spare time I enjoy boxing, reading, films and documentaries.