Host Organisation: Bhatt Murphy

Renata Sweeney

Renata joined Bhatt Murphy Solicitors and Article 39 in January 2022.

She previously worked in the Actions Against the Police Team at Deighton Pierce Glynn. She spent 5 years at DPG where she initially joined the firm as an admin assistant and progressed to a paralegal. During this time, she assisted on cases involving breaches of human rights and civil liberties. She advocated for families whose loved ones died through state failings, including assisting in cases involving inquests and civil claims arising from the state’s violation of its Article 2 obligations (Right to life) and failure to protect women facing domestic violence. She was also part of the legal team acting for bereaved, survivors and residents in Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Renata graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Law and Criminal Justice in 2013. She then volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau where she gave advice on various issues such as housing, benefits and immigration.

She is an avid comic book movie watcher and loves all things action. She also enjoys reading and learning something new, whether that be about business, philosophy, psychology or socio-political commentary.

Project

As part of the Justice First Fellowship, Renata is working on a project to develop Article 39’s new children’s rights advice service, which aims to empower young people through raising awareness, providing legal information and advice to young people, independent advocates and lawyers. The project will create a network for young people to have easy access to lawyers and independent advocates that will represent young people where their rights have been breached by public authorities.

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