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.

  • Radha Bhatt

    Radha joined Hickman & Rose in August 2017 and assists Stefano Ruis with claims against the police and public law challenges on criminal justice issues.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Radha worked as a legal volunteer at the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit.  During her time there, she assisted solicitors on a range of employment, housing and discrimination law matters, including the UK’s first claim of caste discrimination.  Radha also interned at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law where she assisted on projects relating to the 2016 Article 50 ‘Brexit’ Appeal, sub-national constitutionalism and reform of the European Court of Human Rights.

    Radha gained a BA in History from King’s College, Cambridge and is in receipt of both a Hardwicke Entrance Award and the Lord Brougham Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. 

    Radha Bhatt
  • James Gwatkin

    James joined Hickman & Rose in July 2017, where he currently assists Jenny Wiltshire, Aileen Colhoun and Peter Csemiczky in the criminal defence department.

    James obtained a BA (hons) in History and Politics from the University of Warwick in 2015, before studying the GDL at the University of Sheffield in 2016.  He is currently awaiting his BPTC results from the University of Law.  During his studies he was awarded an Exhibition Award from Inner Temple to fund his GDL and BPTC studies, as well as the Irwin Mitchell Award from the University of Sheffield for obtaining the highest overall marks on the GDL in his year group.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, James volunteered as an Education Advocate for the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) which involved representing parents and excluded children through written/oral appeals challenging permanent exclusions at schools across the country.  James is also a Vocalise Mentor where he teaches debating and public speaking in prisons across London.

    James Gwatkin
  • Nina Kamp

    Nina joined Hickman & Rose in July 2017 where she currently assists Kate Maynard and Helen Stone in a range of civil actions against the Ministry of Justice and the police and civil fraud cases.  Nina is also a Free Representation Unit volunteer and represents individuals in the employment tribunal in that capacity.

    Nina gained a BA in Politics and Human Rights from Bard College in 2014, and gained a second BA in Law from the University of Cambridge in 2016.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Nina worked as a legal fellow for Reprieve in Malawi.  During her time there, Nina helped secure sentence rehearings for 30 prisoners who had previously been sentenced to death, resulting in sentences of imprisonment and orders of immediate release.

    Nina Kamp
  • Frances McCormack

    Frances joined Hickman & Rose in April 2017 and will begin studying the BPTC part-time this year.  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
  • Kane Sharpe

    Kane joined Hickman & Rose in June 2017, where he currently assists Charles Kuhn and Andrew Katzen in the criminal defence and regulatory department.

    Kane has a BA (Hons) in English Literature & Language from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.  He obtained a Distinction on the GDL and Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course from City Law School.

    Prior to joining Hickman & Rose, Kane worked with the Centre for Criminal Appeals on an historic sex abuse case for presentation to the CCRC.  He also worked at Prisoner’s Advice Service, offering free legal advice and information to prisoners in England and Wales.  Kane is a Director of the School Exclusion Project, where he challenges the permanent exclusion of school children at disciplinary and Independent Review Panel hearings, along judicial review grounds.

    Kane Sharpe
  • 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