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.
Sila joined Hickman & Rose in July 2019 and assists Helen Stone and Kate Maynard in the civil department with inquests, actions against the police and actions against the Ministry of Justice.
Sila graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2014 with a first class degree an LLB in European and International Law and an award from the Institute of Leadership and Management and has . She completed her BPTC at City Law School in 2019 and is currently working towards an LLM in Bar Professional Training and has been awarded the Sir Thomas Moore Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn.
Throughout her studies Sila has undertaken a number of pro bono roles, including volunteering for the Free Representation unit to appear before the First Tier Tribunal in Social Security appeals. She has also volunteered as an Advice and Information officer at Liberty, assisting adults with disabilities and with a charity in aid of third parties to domestic abuse.
Danielle joined Hickman and Rose in July 2019, assisting Ross Dixon and other partners in the corporate crime department.
She graduated from The University of Oxford in 2018, where she was awarded the Worsley Prize by Mansfield College’s Law tutors. During her time at University, Danielle was editorial assistant of a published academic legal journal focused on EU law. Danielle received three awards from Inner Temple - the Exhibition Award, Ashworth Scholarship, and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship - before studying for the BPTC.
Alongside her studies, Danielle volunteered with the Free Representation Unit, Citizens Advice, and Lewisham Speaking Up. She has debated and mooted for Inner Temple and looks forward to starting pupillage in April 2020.
Emma joined Hickman & Rose in September 2019 and assists Stefano Ruis with civil claims against the police, police complaints, inquiries, data protection issues and civil fraud claims.
Emma graduated with a degree in French and German from the University of Durham and speaks both languages fluently. She received a commendation on the GDL and was awarded the Harmsworth Major Scholarship from Middle Temple and the Advocacy Scholarship from the University of Law before undertaking the BPTC part time.
Prior to joining the team, she was a headhunter with Deloitte and also held a criminal paralegal position with a niche city firm. She has appeared before the family courts representing clients in their child contact proceedings as part of the masters BPTC course. In her spare time she plays underwater hockey.
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).
Charlotte joined Hickman & Rose in July 2019 and works in the crime department assisting both Peter Csemiczky and Jenny Wiltshire.
Charlotte graduated from the University of York in 2017 with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. She has since completed both her GDL and BPTC at BPP University. During her BPTC year, Charlotte was awarded the Queen Mothers Scholarship from Middle Temple and an advocacy scholarship from BPP University.
During her education, Charlotte competed in numerous debating and mooting competitions, and in 2017 won the University of York Bar Society Mock Trial. She was also a quarter-finalist in the Middle Temple Rosamund Smith Moot. During her studies she volunteered at the Free Representation Unit and BPP Legal Advice Clinic, working on both Social Security and family law cases.
Eloisa joined Hickman & Rose in June 2019 and assists Andrew Katzen with regulatory and corporate crime matters.
Eloisa graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Leeds. She achieved a Commendation on the GDL and was awarded the Harmsworth Major Scholarship from Middle Temple before undertaking the BPTC. Eloisa will begin a pupillage in 2020.
Since the start of her studies, Eloisa has undertaken a number of volunteering and pro bono roles, including at West Yorkshire Police; the City of London Appeals Clinic; and the Free Representation Unit, where she has appeared before the First Tier Tribunal (Social Security).