Host Organisation: Deighton Pierce Glynn

Kulthum Dambatta

I originally studied Neuroscience and Psychology at Keele University and initially worked in research and clinical trials. I then went on to do the GDL conversion course part-time while working as a Legal Assistant and Paralegal, initially in property law and remortgaging. I was active with campaigns and pro bono projects such as Streetlaw and the Employment Law Telephone Advice Line (ELTAL) at BPP Leeds and undertook Adviser training at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Leeds.

While completing the MSc LPC at the University of Law (Bloomsbury), I undertook specialist training with Pro Bono Community and assisted the Grenfell Tower Project Team at Kensington Citizens Advice with casework. Additionally, I participated in Advocates for International Development‘s (A4ID) Law and Development Training Programme, which explored using pro bono to bring strategic change to policies and drive progress towards the SDGs to reduce inequalities and protect the environment.

Following the LPC, I worked for an employment firm and as a Locum Paralegal for local authorities in London. From 2019-2020, I embarked on a Master’s programme in Advanced European and International Studies at the Centre Internationale de Formation Europeenne in Europe, where I learned more about European and international policy, cooperation, economics and human rights. I wrote my thesis on radicalism, extremism and the co-radicalisation of Muslim and native European youth on social media.

I am interested in the role of the law in exacerbating as well as combatting the social exclusions experienced by vulnerable groups and believe that to achieve justice and equity, we have to look beyond individual cases and consider social and economic factors.

Project

My project, in partnership with Inclusion London, will bring disabled people’s organisations closer to specialist legal advice.

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