Overview

Lily is currently gaining experience across chambers’ core practice areas, with an overarching focus on human rights and civil liberties. She is particularly interested in public law as it applies to social welfare, housing and immigration, and aims to use her understanding of government and policy to challenge structural problems with how the state treats individuals.

During her legal studies, Lily volunteered at the Greater Manchester Law Centre representing clients in appeals before the Social Security Tribunal. She worked alongside solicitors and caseworkers at the Law Centre to assist clients with complex mental health needs, disabilities and intersecting housing and welfare issues.

Prior to commencing pupillage at GCN, Lily worked in Parliament, providing research and policy advice for members of the opposition frontbench across a range of areas including home affairs, social welfare and human rights. She worked extensively on legislation at all stages in both Houses of Parliament, including drafting amendments on funding for legal aid at inquests and police accountability in the aftermath of the Hillsborough inquest findings. She was also a trade union representative.

Lily also worked at the International Labour Organisation in Beirut and for the Windrush Justice Clinic (WJC), carrying out research to better understand barriers to successful claims under the Windrush Compensation Scheme. She continues to be involved in the WJC’s work.

She is a member of the executive committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Memberships

The Inner Temple (awarded the Otto & Sadie Rix Pupillage Prize, Major BPTC Scholarship and Exhibition Award)

Human Rights Lawyers Association (Executive Committee)

Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Legal Sector Workers United

The Howard League for Penal Reform

 

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