Meet Our Legal Assistants
Isabelle Ehiorobo is a Law graduate from the University of Sussex. She has strong interests in social justice and human rights issues and aims to pursue a career in Women’s Rights. She is a proficient writer, with work published by organisations such as the International Network for Hate Studies. She has also worked with a range of Charity’s and NGO’s focused on Black and Minority Ethnic rights and Children’s rights.
“Shauna Lyttle is one of our volunteer legal assistants. She read history at King’s College London and is now completing a graduate LLB. She was also awarded a scholarship from Middle Temple for the Bar training course and often assists as a Mckenzie friend in order to offer assistance and gain experience prior to qualifying. Shauna is aiming to work in publicly funded areas of law and is fiercely passionate about the protection of basic rights and issues surrounding women and intersectionality.”
Matilda Boakye I graduated with a law degree Honours and have worked in administrative capacities in Social work,Finance and Health sector since. I just acquired a postgrad Certificate in International Criminal Law and Security.
Heather Gordon is a Law and Business Student, with a particular interest in Mental Health Law. She is experienced in interacting with and informing the public of their rights, working with the local Citizens Advice Bureau in the past. She also has a strong research background, using her skills in critically evaluating and selecting sources in her most recent University Honours project, and when creating legal bots targeting victims of coercive control through the Open Justice Programme. Her daughter Lily motivates her to succeed and be ambitious. Heather hopes to teach her daughter that the rights of everyone matter and collaboration is key to building a brighter future. It is critical to listen and try to tackle the problems which sometimes disproportionately and unjustly affect women and/or men.
Adele is a recent LLB graduate from Newcastle University with a year abroad at the University of Oslo. She has taken an interest in human rights after volunteering with various charities and organisations alongside her undergraduate studies.
'Beth is a University of Cambridge graduate who has recently completed an LPC/MSc dual award course at the University of Law Liverpool. She has an interest in campaigning for social justice, and as a result has undertaken student representative roles in both her postgraduate and undergraduate degree, including as the Fitzwilliam College JCR LGBT+ Representative. She also has a particular interest in discrimination law, specifically the Equality Act 2010. Her case study project for her Masters degree focused on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, and considered the lack of gender parity in law firms and ways this could be rectified.'
Ilias is is a 1st-Class Law Graduate. He has worked with vulnerable women as a member of Citizens Advice and his local law clinic, more commonly with abuse victims and immigrants. He has also acted on behalf of other vulnerable individuals and has experience with translating and working with people
Manuella is currently studying towards qualification as a human rights lawyer. She holds a masters degree in LLM International Human Rights Law and has experience working for human rights organisations in Asia and West Africa. Manuella has conducted research on CEDAW and womens rights in the UK, in particular how it pertains to African immigrant women
Jacqueline Van Humbeek
Jacqueline Van Humbeeck is a law graduate, and recently finished an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of York. Before that, she graduated from the Université Catholique de Louvain with Honours in Law in Belgium, then completed a year of Japanese studies in Tokyo.
Jacqueline has a particular interest in women’s rights, refugee law, discrimination law and criminal justice. She has experience conducting research for the International Detention Coalition global network, and the human rights organisation SUARAM in Malaysia.
Leveraging her legal knowledge and international background, she aspires to pursue a career in human rights law and defend gender equality
Hannah Wilson is a staff attorney at Women’s Link Worldwide, an international human rights organisation which seeks to use the power of the law to promote social change which advances the rights of women and girls, particularly those facing multiple inequalities. Prior to this role, Hannah worked as a paralegal and police station representative with BSB Solicitors, a leading criminal defence firm based in London. During this time, she also wrote for “The Justice Gap” on criminal law, prison law and legal aid issues. Hannah was called to the bar in England and Wales in 2019. She holds a Masters in Fundamental Rights from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), an LL.M. in German Law from the Universität des Saarlandes (Germany) and an LL.B. Law with German Law from the University of Exeter.
Savannah Foster is a First Class law (with German law) honours graduate from the University of Sheffield, who spent a year studying at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universtät in Münster. During her studies she volunteered at Sheffield University’s Freelaw Clinic for three years providing legal support as a participant before progressing as a group leader. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Management (Entrepreneurship) at Durham University with a keen interest particularly in supporting equal opportunities for women in business.
Olivia Beach Olivia is a current law student, studying the Bar Practice Course LLM at the University of Law. She is passionate about pursuing a career at the Bar focused on human rights, community care and immigration law. Olivia also runs a voluntary organisation called PLOD Foundation which works to provide support and raise awareness of homelessness, child bereavement and refugee and asylum issues.
Alice Ford graduated from Cardiff University in 2019 with a 2:1 LLB with Professional Placement Year and recently completed her LPC LLM at the University of Law attaining a high distinction. Alice is keen to pursue a career in criminal or family law and is passionate about women’s rights.
Jenny Stopher After almost 20 years of working in communications Jenny is now pursuing a career at the Bar. She is passionate about human rights, working for Amnesty International Australia before her return to the UK. This included several high-profile campaigns including that of refugee Hakeem al-Araibi and sisters Reem and Rawan who fled their life in Saudi. Jenny is an avid advocate for gender equality and supported the ‘Yes’ campaign for same sex marriage in Australia. She is currently studying towards her Bar exams at the ICCA and is the recipient of the ‘Middle Temple Michael Sherrard Access to the Bar Award.
Annabel Twose is a paralegal at Seraphus, a solicitors firm specialising in immigration law. Previously, she worked for First 100 Years, a charity which records the history of women in law and campaigns for greater equality in the legal sector. An aspiring solicitor, she hopes to specialise in public and administrative law whilst continuing to advocate for people facing discrimination and underrepresentation.
Jessica Brown is a regulatory paralegal at Blake Morgan LLP. Her background is in philosophy, bioethics and law. She has been involved with several social mobility initiatives including Quilombo UK and Big Voice London. She also has a keen interest in academic research and currently co-chairs the Institute of Medical Ethics Postgraduate Student Committee.
Pietra undertook a law degree at the University of Bristol before completing the Bar Professional Training Course and LLM at the University of Law. Pietra previously undertook an internship at the United Nations in New York and is currently a paralegal at LexisNexis UK.
Rachel is an aspiring barrister and is currently conducting her BPC at Northumbria University. Rachel received her LLB Law (Honours) and European Legal Studies degree from Newcastle University and has extensive experience of working on pro bono cases. Rachel is passionate about improving access to justice and equality in domestic law.'
Natalie is a recent LLB graduate from the University of Warwick, beginning postgraduate study in Human Rights Law in 2020. She has a long-held interest in women's rights as well as refugee and social welfare law, and has volunteered with organisations such as STAR and Central England Law Centre before joining the CEDAW People's Tribunal.
Nicola Reimann-Jones graduated from the University of Sheffield, with a 2:1 Honours in Law, electing to study many public law modules, focusing on governmental accountability and judicial review . Nicola is an aspiring solicitor, currently studying a dual Legal Practice Course and Masters of Law, Business and Management at The University of Law in Sheffield. Nicola is passionate about upholding women’s rights and achieving gender equality.
Joanna Veimou is an LLB graduate from the University of Kent. She is currently pursuing a career in the criminal bar of England & Wales by taking the bar professional training course in London. She has spent time teaching debating in London prisons and is also a debate teacher for underprivileged children in schools.
Niamh has recently graduated with first class honours from an LLM in Public International Law at the University of Cambridge, where she took on the role of senior associate editor of the Cambridge Human Rights Law Journal. She also holds a first class LLB in Law and French Law from Trinity College Dublin. Between these degrees she worked as a paralegal in San Francisco for a leading Irish Law firm, while volunteering in a homeless shelter and law resource centre. Niamh has been a passionate advocate for equality and women's rights in Ireland and beyond for many years, with a particular focus on female reproductive rights. Throughout her undergraduate degree she actively campaigned against, and wrote extensively on, the Irish Constitutional ban on abortion - which was repealed in 2018.
Sara Vincenzotti. I am an Italian national living in Manchester, where I completed my masters degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law. I have always tried to push my career in the direction of feminist progression, specifically women's human rights and reproductive liberty, and am very excited to be part of CEDAW! Aside from law, I love spending my time cooking, indulging into fashion trends, travelling, and reading mystery books.
Ranime is a recent law graduate at the University of Kent and is currently undertaking an LLM in International Law and Governance at Durham University. Her interests lie in international law and human rights including women's rights, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East. She has previously worked as an intern for the Oxford Human Rights Hub and for women's and victims' rights organization Djazariouna.
David is law graduate from Swansea University where he volunteered at Swansea University’s Law Clinic and has had the privilege to meet Hillary Clinton to discuss a Pro Bono case. David is currently undertaking his Legal Practice Course and Masters in Business at University of Law Moorgate. David is very eager to help achieve woman’s equality.
I am currently working in a Law Firm conducting legal research and mainly coping with civil procedural law issues. I am an LLB graduate from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and an LLM graduate from Queen Mary University Law School in London, with distinction. My area of specialisation is human rights law, with specific interest on climate change law and its consequences on the most vulnerable groups, including women. My dissertation on climate change and intergenerational equity has been accepted for publication. Having previously worked in intergovernmental organisations, I am keen to pursue a career in international human rights law and I am passionate about protecting women's right and achieving equality.
I am a Portuguese National living in the UK. I recently graduated from the University of Kent with a Law degree. I am currently working at Southampton City Council as a Homelessness Prevention Assistant; however I have an interest in pursuing a career within the field of Criminal law. I have always been very interested in women rights and women movements, especially when discussing gender inequalities in the economic field. I have also spent some time volunteering to help EU nationals navigate through Brexit.
Hannah previously worked as an intern at the AIRE Centre where she gained exposure to Women's Rights and worked on submissions to the Parliamentary Committee for the Domestic Abuse Bill. She has also undertaken mini-pupillages and gained exposure to the law through other internships and work experience. Hannah achieved a Bachelor of Science degree and is due to undertake the GDL conversion course. Hannah is pursuing her interest in human rights and social justice issues through a legal affairs internship at the ACAA and volunteering as a legal assistant at CEDAW People's Tribunal.
Alex is a postgraduate law student at the University of Kent, having previously graduated with first-class honours LLB in European Legal Studies at the same university. Being privileged with access to quality education and resources, she was able to refine her understanding of gender-based discrimination, violence and inequality, as well as become aware of the importance of intersectionality. She recognises that attaining substantive equality for all women is a very complex process, involving not only the achievement of formal justice but also the dismantling of stereotypes, biases and a whole system based on patriarchal values. She is confident that the implementation of CEDAW is an important step in the right direction, towards the betterment of every woman’s life!
Prabhjot Manak is an LLB graduate from the University of Kent and is currently undertaking the LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) Course at BPP Law School. Prabhjot is passionate about the subject matter of women’s rights and looks forward to contributing to the development of gender equality.
Karina holds an LLB (Honours) degree and is an LLM candidate at the Queen Mary University of London. Karina is passionate about education and access to justice. She is particularly committed to women's rights and criminal justice. Alongside her volunteer work with CEDAW People's Tribunal, Karina works on a pro-bono criminal appeals project for which she researched and drafted grounds of appeal for a case of alleged miscarriage of justice. Karina aspires to work as a criminal defence attorney, particularly in defence of the wrongfully convicted.
Rosie Sanders is a first class honours law graduate from the University of Kent and is currently studying the LPC LLM at BPP University, on track for a distinction. Rosie is passionate about the protection of women's rights and promoting gender equality within society. She has seen the gendered problems many women face whilst working with Citizens Advice and is passionate about campaigning for change.
Shrinidhi is a law graduate from Queen Mary, University of London. She is passionate about human rights and social justice work, with extensive experience working in various Legal Advice Centres alongside her studies, including providing advice for the claiming of social welfare benefits. Furthering women's rights with regard to intersectionality is key to her interests.
Suhaila Sammy Sandhu
A recent Law (LLB) graduate. I have always been interested in advancing human rights especially women's rights. I have experience working at a local firm as well as a regional court (East African court of Justice). I am looking forward to begin an LLM program on Human Rights in September.
Ginny Butcher is a law graduate and disability activist. Ginny has just graduated from the LPC LL.M course and hopes to soon begin her legal career. During her undergraduate law degree, Ginny studied Sex, Power and Legal Control and developed a deep and personal interest in intersectional feminism. Ginny has published articles and given radio interviews on disability related subjects, focusing particularly on the intersection between disability and gender.
I am Olivia Usani, a final year law student at the University of Kent. My passion for human rights emanated from extensive research on vulnerable groups and law reform during my course. I have also volunteered at the citizens advice bureau and various organizations. Since then, I have been active in the move against injustice and discrimination against women through public speaking engagements and other events. My greatest aspiration is to be a driving force towards ensuring the law is reformed until the eradication of discrimination against women is achieved.
Floriane undertook a double Law and Languages degree at the University of Nantes (France) before completing a first year of Master’s in European and International law (study abroad in Poland). She holds an LLM in International Law and Global Justice from the University of Sheffield. She previously completed an internship at the International Juvenile Justice Observatory in Brussels and afterwards worked for the European Commission.
Charlotte has recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first-class LLB Law degree. She is committed to advancing the rights of women and marginalised populations, having worked extensively with refugees, exonerees and women and girls who have experienced violence. At university, she founded the Lawyers Without Borders Student Division at the University of Sheffield and hosted the 2019 UN Women for Peace award winner, Leslee Udwin, for an event as part of the international 16 Day Campaign Against Gender Based Violence. She has is an experienced researcher, with her work studying the protection of humanitarian workers in armed conflict zones awaiting presentation at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. Currently, she works at an organisation tackling violence against BME women and volunteers remotely as a researcher for the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa, studying the gender implications of the South African land reform policy.
Katie recently graduated from Ulster University's LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights programme with distinction. Her research interests are CEDAW, violence against women, intersectionality, and reproductive and socio-economic rights. She also possesses an MA in Gender, Media and Culture from Lancaster University and achieved First-Class Honours in her BA degree. She has previously served as International Research Assistant at UN Women (China), focusing on issues such as the multi-sectoral implementation of China's first anti-domestic violence law, the feminisation of HIV/AIDS, and gender-responsive climate policy. Katie also served as Vice-President (Campaigns & Communications) of Lancaster University Students' Union, has volunteered for various NGOs including Beijing-based anti-sex trafficking NGO Starfish Project, and co-founded the women’s empowerment initiative ‘Beijing Wave’.
I am an international student from the island of Barbados. I have just completed my Law LLB at the University of Kent. In September I will be starting my Bar Training Course and LLM in International Human Rights, as I hope to become a barrister.
I have a very strong passion for human rights, and I am pursuing a career in International Human Rights so that I can help women and children across the world whose rights are being violated. I am also passionate about asylum and refugee law and hope to help in that area one day as well.
Chloe Darcy is a Law Graduate from Leeds Beckett University, having been awarded a Distinction and best overall mark on the LLM and best LLM research project. Chloe is currently studying the LPC with the University of Law. She has a particular interest in human rights and mental health, which is motivated by a personal family experience. It was this experience which inspired her to embark on a legal career. Chloe also writes for Young Legal Aid Lawyers, a group of lawyers committed to practising in those areas of law traditionally publicly funded.
Joy Edogbanya recently finished her LLM in International Business Law at Queen Mary University of London attaining a Distinction. She is currently completing the Bar Training Course at BPP Law School. Joy has a strong interest in social justice, especially women’s rights and gender equality, and she has worked with a range of charities and pro bono organisations. She is very passionate about improving access to justice.
I am currently an LPC student at University of Sunderland with anLLM in Electronic Surveillance, Data Protection and Human Rights. I also hold a LLB in law from University of Sunderland. I am student advisor at Sunderland Student Law Clinic in which I have dealt with a number of commercial matters. Meanwhile, I am Solidaritee’s Regional Representative (Student Action for Refugees – STAR at Sunderland) representing the Solidaritee Charity as a positive role model in the community while fundraising for humanitarian legal aid for asylum seekers. Throughout my studies I have also volunteered as a TED Translators, and I have been working part-time for a regional law firm.
My passion for Women’s Rights derives from my passion for Human Rights as we are all entitled to, without discrimination. I aspire to pursue a career in law and achieve gender equality so that men and women have equal power and equal opportunities for financial independence, education, and personal development.
I am a Law student currently studying the LLB at the University of Bristol. I want to pursue a career at the bar in criminal law and I am passionate about Human Rights.
"I am a recent graduate of the Legal Practice Course at the University of Central Lancashire and currently work as a Legal Assistant at a Law firm. I studied Human Rights in my degree and hope to proceed with this in my Legal Career. I am an advocate for Women's Rights and I want to make a change, whether this is in my career or everyday life. I look forward to the changes in equality for Women in the future and I guess this all starts off with CEDAW."
I returned to university to do a LLB Law with Human Rights degree at Essex University. I am currently doing my LLM LPC part time whilst working as a Paralegal at Ellisons in Ipswich. I have a keen interest in human rights and Public Law.
Chanda Chitoshi has an LLB degree from Swansea University. She is passionate about human rights and equality. During her studies, she volunteered with the Children's Legal Centre Wales on a couple of projects. She will be progressing with her studies at Maastricht University obtaining her LLM in Globalisation and Law specialising in Human rights.
Katie is a recent LLB graduate from the University of Kent undertaking modules such as Gender, Sexuality and Law, and Homelessness Law focusing on the impact of homelessness on women. Katie is passionate about women's rights, feminism and achieving equality for all women, and recognises the implementation of CEDAW is an important step to achieving this.
Beth completed her undergraduate law degree at the University of Bristol in July 2020. Since then she has spent time volunteering for various organisations including the Citizens Advice Bureau while working in the legal sector.