Public Law Solicitor
Serena joined Simpson Millar in 2014 as a Paralegal, having previously worked with international development organisations managing and developing public health policy and advocacy programmes.
She gained legal experience in Asylum and Refugee Law prior to joining Simpson Millar, and worked as an intern at EuroJust and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Serena studied Classics at Cambridge University and went on to do a Master’s at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London where she specialised in international and Islamic law, and particularly children’s rights, before pursuing her vocational training in law.
Serena is regularly instructed in a wide range of education matters, including special educational needs, discrimination and Human Rights and Judicial Review claims, including damage claims for breach of the Human Rights Act.
She also acts for children, adults and young people in relation to their entitlements to support from public bodies, and in Court of Protection matters on behalf of individuals who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. She is particularly interested in cases involving different areas of law.
Serena has a specific interest in equality and discrimination law and is developing a wider practice in Equality Act claims in the Tribunal and civil court system.
Interests outside of work
Getting off the beaten track, be it hiking in the UK or trekking and mountain biking abroad, Ashtanga yoga, swimming, cooking for friends and family, playing the piano, learning foreign languages.