Chessie Aeron-Thomas

Public Law Solicitor

Chessie is a Solicitor in our Public Law department, with expertise in public law, community care and claims against public authorities.

She specialises in representing child victims of trafficking in public law challenges against central government concerning their identification as victims and related damages claims under the Human Rights Act.

Chessie is particularly interested in litigation arising from state failures to protect and investigate the accounts of potential victims of trafficking. In community care law, her work focuses on Children Act challenges for children in care and care leavers and complex age assessments.

She is known for her client-care focused approach to her caseload. She works holistically with the relevant professionals involved to make sure each client is well supported and that their needs are met throughout the history of the case.

Career

Chessie has over ten years’ experience in public law. She qualified as a solicitor in February 2015 and began working in Simpson Millar’s public law department in 2016, after previously working and completing her training contract at Deighton Pierce Glynn.

She has also volunteered at the Public Law Project and provided training to junior doctors on medico-legal report writing on behalf of immigration detainees.

Chessie has a first class undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham and a LLB in Law from the University of Law. She also holds an LLM in Human Rights, Justice and Conflict from SOAS.

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