01 Feb DPG proud to appoint 2 new solicitors committed to social justice
We are delighted that today two of the trainees at DPG are qualifying as solicitors. Amalia King and Robyn Taylor have both successfully completed their training at DPG and been offered permanent positions as solicitors here.
Before joining DPG, Amalia was a welfare rights advisor in the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. During her training with Polly Glynn and Zubier Yazdani she worked on both private and public law challenges against public bodies, including a range of complex and novel litigation on behalf of victims of trafficking, those in immigration detention and assisting EEA nationals to exercise their rights. Her highlight was working together with NGOs acting as intervenors in challenges to unfair practices and policies with the aim of benefiting wider groups of vulnerable individuals.
Now working from our Bristol office Amalia works on a range of human rights cases and acts in both judicial review cases and private law damages claims. She assists Daniel Carey in his work around information rights and international law, and additionally acting for clients in actions against police and other state bodies, including representing bereaved families at inquests.
“I’m grateful to DPG for the opportunity to continue working with colleagues to support our clients and to advocate for greater social justice.”
Before joining DPG, Robyn worked as a Paralegal at The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) a philanthropic organisation focussing on climate change and improving child & adolescent education and health globally then she obtained a training contract at Ashurst law firm before meeting Louise through her pro bono work and deciding on a radical change of tack.
Robyn’s training was spent working on human rights and public law cases, with particular emphasis on discrimination cases. Her highlight was working on issues around Blue Badge eligibility for people with non-physical disabilities, including successfully bringing a discrimination case against a local authority in respect of this.
Now she has qualified, she will continue to work in a team with Louise Whitfield and Sasha Rozansky doing human rights and public law cases, with particular emphasis on discrimination, access to healthcare, challenges to cuts in public services, asylum support and Human Rights Act claims. She has particular expertise in disability discrimination and is extremely committed to working for this client group, and expanding this expertise to deal with race discrimination cases additionally.
“I’m really excited to qualify today as a Solicitor at DPG. I look forward to continuing my work on meaningful and strategic cases for the benefit of our clients.”