Joey joined the firm in August 2019 as a paralegal, and accredited as a Senior Caseworker in December of the same year. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a First Class Honours in BSc Government in June 2016, and is dedicated to making legal advice accessible to those it impacts on the most.
Joey’s interest in immigration law developed whilst working at the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, where his exposure to the discrimination directed towards members of his own community motivated him to begin a career in law.
Prior to joining the firm, Joey both coordinated and worked as a caseworker for Khora Asylum Support Team, providing free legal advice and information to displaced people in Athens, Greece. Alongside this role, he coordinated the Refugee Legal Support in Athens clinic from September 2017 to March 2018, coordinating a project of volunteer lawyers and preparing individuals for asylum and family reunion procedure across Europe.
Joey’s exceptional organisational skills, coupled with his dedicated legal work, have led him to build a varied caseload, incorporating both immigration and public law matters. He has successfully represented clients in matters related to asylum, domestic violence and age disputes, and has a particular interest in sexuality and gender-identity based asylum claims. Feedback has highlighted Joey as “organised, professional” and “very caring”, and he comes “highly recommended” by former clients.
Joey intends to qualify as a solicitor under the Solicitors Qualifying Exam regime in 2022.