Volunteers

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PRCBC’s beneficiaries are enabled to receive pro bono legal advice and assistance delivered by and under the supervision of Solange Valdez-Symonds with the assistance of qualified volunteers.

We are grateful to Paul Hamlyn, Therium Access,Trust for London and the Community Justice Foundation for funding some of PRCBC’s work. 

If you wish to make a  donation towards our pro bono work, you can donate at this link:

https://www.kindlink.com/charity/prcbc

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Kitty Falls is an established practising solicitor running her own practice Kitty Falls Immigration Law. She has been volunteering since August 2020. 
Mike Poulter 

 

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Mike Poulter is a legal aid solicitor and level 2 accredited caseworker at Turpin & Miller in Oxford. His work primarily focuses on asylum, detention and deportation. He has been volunteering since mid 2019. 
   

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Naz Mahmoudzadeh is a paralegal at Bindmans LLP. She has been volunteering with PRCBC as a paralegal since March 2021.

 

Favour Arabambi is currently studying History and Sociology at the University of Warwick. He is passionate about social history and the lessons we can learn from the past. He has been through the registration as a British citizen himself and is now trying to help others do the same. His interests range from Law to The Golden Age of Piracy (1650s-1720s), and when not studying he enjoys sports, literature and travelling. He has been supporting our pro bono team at our monthly Saturday casework as our Youth advisor since October 2021.

 

Alice Bennington is a solicitor at Bates Wells. She qualified in August 2021 after completing her training contract at the firm and previously worked as a paralegal at a specialist firm. She advises individuals and businesses across the spectrum of immigration law and also has a keen interest in British nationality law. She has been volunteering since December 2021.

 

 Solange Valdez

Solange Valdez-Symonds is a Law Society Level 3 Advanced Accredited supervising solicitor. She has been practising as a solicitor for over 15 years. She is also PRCBC’s co-founder, supervising solicitor and CEO. Solange supervises and manages all pro bono advice, casework and litigation work.
   
   

Steve Valdez-Symonds was called to the Bar in 1995. He worked as a Legal Officer for the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) 2006-2012. Since July 2014, he has been working as Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director for Amnesty International UK. Steve supports PRCBC with some of its complex legal research. He has been volunteering since January 2018 as legal researcher. Prior to this he was our occasional volunteer receptionist and co-author of various blogs and articles.  

 

We are grateful to our previous volunteers for their support, work and commitment:

Amarjit Ahluwalia (solicitor, January 2019-Sept 2021)

Dirghayu Patel (solicitor) (December 2018-November 2020)