Amalia is a solicitor in our Bristol office. She joined DPG in 2016, initially working as a paralegal and then a trainee at our London Bridge office. During this time, Amalia assisted Polly Glynn and Zubier Yazdani with complex litigation across public and private law matters. She worked on a range of novel cases on behalf of victims of trafficking and modern slavery and EEA nationals, including related policy challenges for the wider benefit of these groups.
Prior to DPG, Amalia worked as a welfare rights adviser at a charity and represented individuals challenging benefit decisions at tribunal hearings. Amalia continues to work closely together with charities, NGOs and grassroots organisations to best support mutual clients and share knowledge.
Amalia advises people who have had their human rights infringed. She helps individuals who want to use the law to: challenge decisions that do not respect their rights, seek accountability when they have been treated unlawfully and claim compensation for harm that they have suffered.
Amalia works with Daniel Carey on cases which often have a focus on information rights and breaches of international law. She works with Clare Richardson on private law actions against the police and other state bodies. Amalia is developing experience in inquest proceedings and acting for people who are concerned that State failings may have contributed to the death of a loved one.
Amalia has experience in successfully preparing and issuing a range of urgent judicial review claims, including for people who are unlawfully detained, facing homelessness or struggling without the support they are entitled to.
She continues to represent victims of trafficking and modern slavery including in claims for compensation against their traffickers. Amalia also works with a number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Amalia is particularly interested in the relationship between technology, personal data rights and freedom of information, especially in the context of interactions with the State. She works on projects with organisations concerned about the growing prevalence of surveillance and the implications for human rights and civil liberties.