Volunteers

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

Mike Poulter 

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Mike is a solicitor and level 2 accredited caseworker at Turpin & Miller in Oxford. His work primarily focuses on asylum, detention and deportation. He volunteers at the Saturday advice and casework surgery.
Sue Shutter
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Sue is an OISC registered caseworker, former caseworker and main author of the first three editions of the JCWI Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook. Sue was an assistant of Fiona Mactaggart when she was MP for Slough. Sue is also chair of the Board of Trustees for Slough Immigration Aid Unit (SIAU).

She has been volunteering at the Saturday monthly casework surgery for the past four years.

Sue is PRCBC’s treasurer and a trustee.

Steve Valdez-Symonds 

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Steve was called to the Bar in 1995. He was legal officer at 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. He supports with legal research and complex drafting of legal documents at the Saturday monthly slots.
Amrit Singh

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Amrit is a Caseworker at Duncan Lewis Solicitors within the Public law and Immigration departments, where he specialises in matters involving asylum, victims of trafficking, unlawful detention, victims of domestic violence. Amrit holds a keen interest in the complexities of Nationality law. Amrit supports the volunteer legal  casework team at the monthly Saturday surgery.

Dirghayu Patel

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Dirghayu works as an Assistant Solicitor for GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates. He has extensive legal experience in representing clients in housing public law matters. He has been volunteering as a caseworker at the monthly Saturday casework surgery since December 2018.
Solange Valdez-Symonds

 Solange Valdez

Solange is a Law Society Level 3 advanced accredited supervising solicitor. She is also PRCBC’s co-founder and Director. Solange is an employee of Consonant and supervises and manages all advice and casework.