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Victoria Pogge von Strandmann
Based in: Wimbledon
Education Law and Community Care, Discrimination Law and access to justice and information
Victoria Pogge von Strandmann qualified at Linklaters in 2005 and later moved to Fisher Meredith to focus on the above areas. She joined MG Law in May 2010 and was a made an Associate in July 2012 at the firm.
Victoria has developed specific expertise in representing young people in need of support and accommodation from social services, including those leaving custody, care leavers, unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and victims of trafficking. She has also gained considerable experience in representing adult asylum seekers and failed asylum seekers in enforcing their rights to accommodation and support from social services and in respect of difficulties with their asylum support from the Home Office.
Victoria also has a strong interest in education law and regularly represents parents of children who have been excluded, are out of school and with respect to their special educational needs.
Victoria has worked closely with a number of charities including the Medical Foundation, the Refugee Council, Refugee and Migrant Justice, the Howard League for Penal Reform, the Trinity Centre/DOST, the Helen Bamber Foundation, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation and ECPAT.
Quoted in Chambers and Partners 2014: Victoria Pogge Von Strandmann specialises in cases relating to social services, care leavers, accommodation, education and asylum. She has recently been acting pro bono for Freedom from Torture, and is regarded by market sources as a great practitioner who "has a fascinating legal brain and a very good way of applying it."
Victoria Pogge von Strandmann is an Associate Trainer for the British Institute of Human Rights and holds a Master of Laws from University College London, where she specialised in public law, human rights and public international law and gained a distinction.
Victoria enjoys playing the violin in her spare time, playing in orchestras in Oxford and London.