Paralegals

Our paralegals offer the most extraordinary array of talent.  Many are Bar finalists waiting for their pupillage to begin.  Others are with us for the longer term.  They are expected to play a full role in casework and to develop their writing and researching skills while they are with us.

This year we held our first paralegal alumni party and were delighted to find out how many very fine legal careers have been launched with a spell at Hickman & Rose.

  • Fiona Bowen

    Fiona joined Hickman & Rose after completing the Legal Practice Course in June 2016.  She assists a number of professionals working in general crime and regulatory practice at Hickman & Rose.

    Fiona graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2013 and worked as a Tribunal Clerk within HMCTS, before undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC.

    As a student Fiona volunteered at Liberty, Citizens Advice and ran a criminal appeals project, making submissions to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.  Fiona continues her pro bono work at Camden Community Law Centre and volunteers with a charity established to broaden access to and understanding of the law.

    Fiona Bowen
  • Patrick Lyons

    Patrick was called to the bar in 2014 and now works at Hickman & Rose assisting Stefano Ruis on claims against police and public law challenges on criminal justice issues.  He also works in a voluntary capacity for the Free Representation Unit representing people on appeals against government department and local authority decisions to stop benefits.

    Patrick gained a BA (Hons) in European Studies with Law, followed by an LLM, both at Leeds University.  He was also accredited as a police station representative by Cardiff University in 2015. 

    He was a finalist in the Halsbury Essay Competition 2011, and won second place in the CEBA annual essay completion 2012.  He also received a Blackstone Entrance Scholarship from the Middle Temple.

    Patrick is a rugby player and supporter (Barnes RFC) and ran the 2014 London Marathon to raise money for Middle Temple.

    Patrick Lyons
  • Angelina Nicolaou

    Angelina completed the Bar Professional Training Course in 2015.  She now assists Kate Maynard at Hickman & Rose in a range of civil actions against the Ministry of Justice and the police.

    Angelina gained an LL.B from the University of Manchester in 2012 and an LL.M in International Crime and Justice from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in 2013.  Her theses examined the legality of targeted killings in international law. 

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Angelina worked as a paralegal on a wide range of criminal matters and regularly advised clients in police interviews.  She also worked pro bono on various human rights projects for the Bar Human Rights Committee, Lawyers for Justice in Libya and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.

    Angelina Nicolaou
  • Ellie Sheahan

    Ellie completed the Bar Professional Training Course in 2015 and she currently assists Jenny Wiltshire at Hickman & Rose in the criminal defence department.

    Ellie received LLB in law at Oxford Brookes University in 2014 where she was a founding member of a project advising inmates in a local prison and helping them to find education or employment upon release.  She went on to advise and draft documents at the Citizen's Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice for unrepresented litigants in a range of cases.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Ellie was a Legal Assistant at a company acting as portal between lay clients and direct access barristers.

    Ellie Sheahan
  • Caroline Skeet

    Caroline was called to the Bar in 2014.  She now assists Ross Dixon at Hickman & Rose in the corporate crime department.  Caroline is also a Free Representation Unit volunteer representing the public in social security tribunals on appeal.

    Caroline gained an LLB from the University of Exeter in 2013 where she was closely involved in the Bracton Law society pro-bono team, assisting prisoners in the best ways to find education or employment and successfully rehabilitate into society upon release.  Caroline’s other paralegal experience has been as a litigation and dispute resolution paralegal within Dentons and Freshfields.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Caroline was an Amicus intern, working as a mitigation investigator in Jackson, Mississippi, with the Office of the State Public Defender on four pre-trial capital murder cases, obtaining mitigation evidence from potential witnesses.

    Caroline Skeet
  • Tobias Smith

    Toby completed his Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) in 2014 and the Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding) in 2016.  He now assists Daniel Machover at Hickman & Rose on a range of high profile work including inquests and compensation claims arising from deaths in police custody and various public law challenges arising from the criminal justice system.

    Toby completed an MA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2009. He also earned an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS with a dissertation on prisoner hunger strikes in the occupied Palestinian territories, in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ and in Guantanamo Bay.

    Prior to embarking on a career in law, Toby worked in various roles related to public policy including a stint working as a parliamentary assistant.  

    Tobias Smith