Lecturer in Law
- 2 North Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DY
I am a qualified immigration and asylum CILEX lawyer and an accredited Law Society senior caseworker and supervisor for legal aid casework. I worked in the school as a part-time tutor from 2018-2021 alongside working in practice and have been a lecturer since October 2021.
In practice, I spent my entire career in the charity and legal aid sectors including working for national charities such as Citizens Advice Bureau and Immigration Advisory Service. I have a broad range of knowledge and experience across immigration, asylum and nationality law. However, my main areas of specialism focused on vulnerable clients and cases involving human rights (especially Article 3/Article 8 ECHR), domestic abuse, human trafficking, forced marriage and so-called “honour crime”, LGBT+ identities, mental health issues and children.
My academic interest therefore lies in immigration and asylum law/policy/practice and access to justice, particularly in relation to vulnerable people.
I previously worked as a supervising lawyer in the University of Bristol law clinic as well as teaching on CILEX professional law courses and am interested in growing links between the law department and legal practice, developing student skills and extending university-community engagement.
I currently teach Public Law on the LLB.
I set up and now run the pro bono scheme Ukraine Project that provides free immigration advice to Ukrainians in Wales. The project is based in the pro bono unit of the law department and is run in partnership with Asylum Justice. The project is funded by Welsh Government. Student volunteers support the project with legal research and drafting.
I am a trustee at Welsh Refugee Council and a member of the Women in Refugee Law Network (WiRL).