Host Organisation: Greenwich Housing Rights 2023

Somera Shah

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

I completed my LLB (HONS) and Legal Practice Course at City, University of London. Before I began my Fellowship, I was working at RCJ advice as a FLOWS/CourtNav Paralegal, where I was given the opportunity to provide legal advice and assistance to FLOWS front line agencies, which enables them to support their clients and women survivors who contact the consultancy line for support and clients who have queries about domestic abuse and advice/assist women experiencing domestic abuse from diverse backgrounds around the UK. Prior to this I have experience working at Citizens Advice assisting clients with matters relating to welfare benefits, immigration, family and housing matters.

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

I applied for the Justice First Fellowship as I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to pursue my career as a solicitor in social welfare law. Through my career I have assisted those that are vulnerable and are unable to access justice. I have a passion for helping others and hope to continue contributing to making a difference.

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

Outside of my legal interests, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places and food.

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