Our Volunteers

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Amarjit Ahluwalia

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Amarjit is a solicitor with over 20 years post qualification experience. Amarjit specialises in public law, particularly as it relates to nationality, immigration and EEA law, policy and practice. She works at Camden Law Centre and volunteers at our Saturday advice and casework surgery. She is a PRCBC trustee.

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 PRCBC’s 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 PRCBC Saturday advice and casework surgery for the past four years.  She is PRCBC’s treasurer and a PRCBC 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 PRCBC with legal research and complex drafting of legal documents at our Saturday monthly slots.
Beatriz McCarron 

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Beatriz studied a BA(Hons) in Legal Studies at the University of Westminster and worked as Adviser/Caseworker for Haringey CAB. She supports PRCBC with reception and other administrative work at our Saturday monthly advice and casework 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 with PRCBC as a caseworker at our monthly Saturday advice and casework surgery since December 2018.
Solange Valdez-Symonds

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

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Alessandra is an OISC  level 2 registered caseworker. Currently working as a family reunion – travel assistance project officer at the British Red Cross.  She has a wealth of experience working with refugees, asylum seekers, victims of gender-based violence and undocumented migrants in the UK and abroad.