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Abby looks to develop a broad public law and civil liberties practice encompassing immigration and asylum law, community care, mental health law and education law.
 

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Background

Abby holds a Masters in Law from Harvard Law School, a BCL from the University of Oxford and an LLB from London School of Economics (LSE).

Prior to joining Chambers, Abby worked as Legal Officer at the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB).

Abby spent six months as the Oxford Human Rights Hub Fellow at the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa working on constitutional law cases concerning the rights to education and housing. She also worked as a paralegal at a specialist crime and extradition law firm while studying on the Bar course.

While studying, Abby was also a student researcher at the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic. Abby conducted research for Oxford Pro Bono Publico during her BCL.

Abby has previously volunteered at human rights organisations including JUSTICE, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Prisoners Advice Service, the Free Representation Unit, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Safe Passage and Refugee Support Europe.

Awards

City Law School:

  • Middle Temple Blackstone Scholarship
  • Middle Temple Lechmere Essay Prize 2020 – Winner
  • CLS Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Harvard Law School:

  • Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship - Full scholarship for the LLM course.
  • Arthur C. Helton Fellowship - Stipend from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) awarded to support fellowship in South Africa.

University of Oxford:

  • Hackney BCL Scholarship - Full scholarship from Wadham College, Oxford. Awarded to a single candidate of exceptional academic merit.
  • Wadham College Prize for Distinction in Postgraduate Studies
  • Oxford Human Rights Hub-Rhodes University Travelling Fellowship
  • 42 Bedford Row Disability Law Essay Prize 2018 - Winner

LSE:

  • Slaughter and May Prize - Best performance in Part II (final year) out of 154 students.
  • Blackstone Chambers Prize - Human Rights.
  • Law Department Prize Dissertation - Best overall performance (80%)

Education

  • City Law School – BVS, Distinction
  • Harvard Law School – LLM, majority ‘Honors’
  • University of Oxford – BCL, Distinction
  • London School of Economics – LLB, First Class Honours

Professional Membership

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple - Member

Languages

Spanish (Conversational)

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