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Victoria Pogge von Strandmann
Based in: Wimbledon
Community Care, Public Law and Human Rights.
Victoria specialises in legal challenges to decisions taken by public authorities on behalf of vulnerable individuals.
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, those challenging decisions relating to their age and/or detention and victims of trafficking. She has also gained considerable experience in representing adult asylum seekers and failed asylum seekers in challenging their unlawful detention and enforcing their rights to accommodation and support from social services and in respect of difficulties with their asylum support from the Home Office.
Victoria has worked closely with a number of charities including the Refugee Council, Freedom from Torture, the Howard League for Penal Reform, the Children’s Society, Voice, the Trinity Centre/DOST, the Red Cross, 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 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.