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.
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.
Fabjola Aruci is a future pupil barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. She graduated from the University of Buckingham with First Class honours in Law as the recipient of the Aylesbury Vale District Prize for Public Law, Jurisprudence Prize, Sex and Gender in the Legal System Prize and the Rachel Lawrence Prize for Advocacy and Legal Skills. She completed the Bar Professional Training Course as a Lord Denning Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and more recently competed an LLM in Criminal Justice as the joint Queen Mary University of London and Kalisher Trust scholar.
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.
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.
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.
'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
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.
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.
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.'
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
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.
Ayesha is currently an undergraduate law student in London, with an administrative background in both the public and private sector. Her academic and career interests lie in widening access to justice for disadvantaged sectors of society. She is currently an assistant adviser at Citizens Advice and provides administrative support for Young Legal Aid Lawyers.
Beth is a recent law graduate from the University of Bristol and is currently volunteering as an adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau. During her undergraduate degree, she also worked in the University Law Clinic and as part of the Law Clinic Outreach Programme.
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.
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.
Arlana Graham is a recent Law graduate from the University of Greenwich. She has a strong passion for Women’s rights and Children’s rights and is an aspiring Barrister. She has experience in Family Court and has worked with multiple unrepresented domestic abuse victims, who have been discriminated against in court and is keen to pursue a career in Family law.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.