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.

We recently 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.

  • Jack Castle

    Jack joined Hickman & Rose in July 2018 and assists Stefano Ruis with actions against the police, public law challenges and civil frauds.

    Jack has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Bristol and a Masters in 20th century literature from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He worked for an international auction house and a commercial art gallery before obtaining an Exhibition Award and Major Scholarship from Inner Temple to begin his legal training. He was awarded a Distinction on the GDL from City Law School and will be called to the bar later this year.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose Jack volunteered at Southwark Law Centre, assisting with social security, housing, immigration and asylum issues, and has appeared before the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) representing clients in Freedom of Information Act appeals. From 2017–18 Jack was a Visiting Lecturer in European Union law at City Law School and Editorial Assistant at the Journal of International and Comparative Law.

    Jack Castle
  • Sapna Devi

    Sapna joined Hickman & Rose in December 2016 as a member of the administrative support team.  In 2018 she moved to the role of paralegal where she currently assists Andrew Katzen in the criminal defence and regulatory department.

    Sapna has an LLB from London Metropolitan University and an LLM from University College London.  During her masters, she was granted a Clifford Chance International Office Scholarship to attend a programme at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.  She obtained an Exhibition and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship from the Inner Temple.  She completed the BPTC at the University of Law where she gained the Provosts Award of Excellence.  In 2017, she attained a place on the Kalisher Trust accredited advocacy programme.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Sapna gained experience working on miscarriage of justice cases.

    Sapna Devi
  • Megan Finnis

    Megan joined Hickman and Rose in August 2018. She assists Kate Maynard and Helen Stone in our civil litigation department on matters including actions against the police, inquests and public inquiries. 

    Megan gained an LLB from the University of Manchester and went on to complete the LPC LLM at the University of Law.

    Prior to joining Hickman and Rose, Megan volunteered at Hope for Justice, assisting with cases concerning victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. From 2014 through to 2017, she was heavily involved with the University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre, both as a volunteer, committee member, and as employee as Researcher and Founder of a campaign for access to justice for the Deaf community. In addition, Megan volunteers as a Case Handler at the National Centre of Domestic Violence, assisting victims with emergency injunction applications. 

    Megan Finnis
  • Frances McCormack

    Frances joined Hickman & Rose in April 2017 and is currently studying the BPTC part-time.  She assists Daniel Machover and Eva Whittall in our civil litigation department.  She also works in a voluntary capacity for the Free Representation Unit.

    Frances gained an LLB from the University of Sussex in 2014 and embarked on a 4 month internship at the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre in Budapest.  During her internship she worked on European Court of Human Rights litigation as well as advocating the rights of those with mental health problems in central European states; specifically the right to inclusive education and the right to live in the community.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Frances worked as a paralegal in a wide range of public law matters including social welfare law and human rights act claims.

    Frances McCormack
  • Rosalia Myttas-Perris

    Rosalia joined Hickman & Rose in September 2018 and currently assists Ross Dixon in the white collar fraud and corporate crime department.

    Rosalia has an LLB in Politics, Philosophy and Law from King’s College London.  She was awarded a Major Scholarship from Gray’s Inn to fund her BPTC, and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in July 2018.

    During her studies Rosalia volunteered as an Appropriate Adult, attending police stations to ensure arrested young people and vulnerable adults were being treated fairly, and in accordance with the PACE 1984 Codes of Practise.  She also volunteered as an Innocence Advocate at the Centre for Criminal Appeals and a caseworker at the Bar Pro Bono Unit. 

    Rosalia Myttas-Perris
  • Laura Stockdale

    Laura joined Hickman & Rose in June 2018 and works in our crime department assisting both Ross Dixon and Jenny Wiltshire.

    Laura gained a combined Bachelor of Arts/Law from the Australian National University in July 2014 and her Honours thesis on joint criminal enterprise was published in the Australian Law Journal.  She obtained a Diploma in Graduate Legal Practice in October 2015.

    Laura qualified as a solicitor in Australia in December 2015 and currently works as a paralegal while she pursues qualification in England and Wales.  Prior to joining Hickman & Rose she worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Sydney, where she prepared and instructed counsel in a wide range of trials for serious criminal offences in the District Court.  She also worked for a judge in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, where she was involved in homicide and serious fraud trials and in criminal appeals.  She was previously part of the team prosecuting Goran Hadžić, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

    Laura Stockdale