Public Law and Community Care Associate Solicitor
Verity joined Simpson Millar in January 2018. She works as a Solicitor specialising in community care and public law cases, with a particular interest in assisting unaccompanied minors, children and trafficked individuals.
Verity was noted in Legal 500 2022 Guide as a Key Lawyer and sources commented:
"Verity Altaras is a joy to work with. Is always incredibly well prepared and always goes the extra mile, especially when representing vulnerable minors".
She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2014 and has since gained experience in civil litigation, public law and community care.
Verity attained a first-class undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Leeds University and a Master’s in Human Rights at the London School of Economics. She trained and qualified as a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department at Kingsley Napley LLP.
As part of her career, she worked at Lawyers for Justice in Libya as their Strategic Litigation Programme Coordinator. She previously completed an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and worked in Colombia analysing the paramilitary demobilisation process over the course of two years.
Interests outside of work
Verity is a keen rock climber and loves being in the mountains.