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 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.
Nancy joined Hickman & Rose in April 2019 and assists Daniel Machover and Eva Whittall with inquests, inquiries, actions against the police, public law challenges and civil fraud cases.
Nancy graduated with an LLB from the University of Leeds where she was awarded the Caroline Gooding Disability Law Prize for her outstanding achievements in undergraduate Disability Law studies. She is planning to start the BPTC in September 2020.
During her degree, Nancy spearheaded a number of campaigns across the University of Leeds for Amnesty International. She was a founder member of ‘Women Breaking Barriers’, which aims to encourage female law students to aim for top careers, and was involved in successfully launching this initiative across several UK universities.
Hamish joined Hickman & Rose in February 2019 and assists Daniel Machover and Eva Whittall with inquests, inquiries, actions against the police, public law challenges and civil fraud cases.
Hamish received an LLB (Hons) from BPP University and an LLM from City Law School. He obtained the Cynthia Terry BPTC Scholarship from Gray’s Inn and was called to the Bar in July 2018. During his BPTC year, Hamish was awarded the Sibel Dedezade Prize for pro bono work.
Before transferring to Law, Hamish worked as a Senior Researcher to a Member of Parliament and then as Communications Director for a disability charity. He recently provided pro bono legal assistance to a JUSTICE civil law reform working party and has written articles on human rights and public law. Hamish also volunteers with the Free Representation Unit, appearing before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security).
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 Hadić, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.