Host Organisation: North East Law Centre 2022

Inaam Ul-Haq

Briefly explain your most recent educational background and any work (paid or voluntary) you were doing before you began your Fellowship?

I completed the LPC at Northumbria University in 2018 and I have worked in private practice and not for profit. I felt more drawn to not for profit as it gave a wider scope to help people. I recently joined the North East Law Centre as a Social Welfare Paralegal working in Employment and Family law. I have thoroughly enjoyed it especially running the respective advice clinics where I could help people whether that be by a point in the right direction or more comprehensive advice to help them feel heard and attain their rights.

Why did you want to apply for a Justice First Fellowship?

Through my work at Freedom From Torture, I saw the needs of the most vulnerable in society and I saw the dedication and expertise of those working to protect their rights. This helped shape and direct my legal career to work hard and make a difference in society. I believe law should be used as a tool to bring positive change and particularly balance the somewhat uneven playing field against those who have wealth and social capital so everyone can benefit. I applied for the JFF position to enable me to work towards such positive change for the most vulnerable.

Complete the following sentence: ‘Outside of my legal interests, I enjoy…’

photography specifically landscape and macro. I enjoy hiking and long walks particularly in the Lake District, Buttermere and Derwentwater being my favourite lakes! I try to go there at least twice a year. I also enjoy gardening, I have my own allotment where I grow flowers, fruit and veg. Lastly I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and playing basketball!

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