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 and a grant from Therium Access.

Mike Poulter 

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Mike 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 volunteers at our Saturday casework sessions.
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 at our Saturday monthly slots and delivers training.
Dirghayu Patel

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Dirghayu works as a legal aid 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

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Solange is a Law Society Level 3 advanced accredited supervising solicitor. She is also PRCBC’s co-founder and supervising solicitor. Solange supervises and manages all pro bono advice and casework.
Amarjit Ahluwalia

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Amarjit is an established public law solicitor with over 20 years practising experience. She is a former PRCBC trustee and  volunteers at the monthly Saturday casework surgery. She is committed to children’s British citizenship rights.