Victoria Pogge von Strandmann

Partner, Public Law

Career

Victoria joined Simpson Millar in 2010, and has more than 10 years’ experience in Public Law, Human Rights and Community Care.

Victoria studied at Durham University, subsequently obtaining a distinction in her Master of Laws from University College, London, specialising in public law, human rights, and international public law.

Victoria specialises in mounting legal challenges to decisions by public bodies affecting vulnerable individuals.

Victoria is known for her particular expertise in representing vulnerable young people and adults, particularly victims of trafficking and age disputed minors in enforcing their rights to support and accommodation and challenging unlawful decisions in respect of their detention, age and status as victims of trafficking.

Victoria works closely with several charities, including the Refugee Council, the Children’s Society, Just for Kids Law, Coram Voice, ECPAT, the Red Cross and Freedom from Torture.

Victoria is recommended in the Legal 500 2018 edition as: “a great black letter lawyer with a sharp mind”.

Chambers and Partners 2014 said Victoria “is regarded by market sources as a great practitioner who ‘has a fascinating legal brain and a very good way of applying it’."

Interests outside of work

Victoria enjoys playing the violin, and plays in orchestras in Oxford and London.

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