Who we are


ILPA’s Board of the Directors is its Committee of Trustees which is elected annually by the membership.  All members of the Committee of Trustees are members of ILPA. 

All aspects of ILPA’s work are supported by its Secretariat of paid staff.

ILPA’s work is organised into working groups.

All ILPA's work is carried out by its members, supported by the Secretariat. 


The Committee of Trustees of ILPA

To get in touch with members of the Committee of Trustees, please get in touch with the ILPA Secretariat.

Chair: Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Secretary: Meghan Vozila, Healys LLP

Treasurer: Eleanor Sibley, Barrister, Field Court Chambers


Andrea Als

Solicitor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kathryn Bradbury

Solicitor, Payne Hicks Beach

Hazar El Chamaa

Solicitor, Penningtons Manches LLP

Vanessa Ganguin

Ganguin Samartin

Rachel Logan

Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Grace McGill

McGill and Co Solicitors

Ayesha Mohsin

Solicitor and Partner, Luqmani Thompson and Partners

Nina Rathbone Pullen

Solicitor, Wilson Solicitors LLP

Ronan Toal

Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Staff of the Secretariat

The Chief Executive of ILPA is Nicole Francis and the staff team comprises:

Legal Director

Alison Harvey

Legal Officer

Zoe Harper

Parliamentary Officer

Tamara Smith

Finance Manager with Administration

Lana Norris

Membership Support Officer

Helen Williams

Information Officer Elizabeth White

Training and Communications Officer

Mark Wilson (maternity cover for Celina Kin-Armbrust)


ILPA Working Groups

ILPA organises its work into working groups.   The current range of working groups and their convenors are shown below.  All convenors are members of ILPA.   To contact a working group convenor, please get in touch with the ILPA Secretariat.  ILPA also convenes ad hoc working groups around particular topics and the staff can help you identify who would be the best person to speak to on a particular topic.

Courts and Tribunals

Sonia Lenegan, Duncan Lewis Solicitors and Rowena Moffat, Lamb Building


Email group only

Detention and Asylum Fast-Track

Kay Everett, Wilsons Solicitors LLP, Pierre Mahklouf, BID and Jed Pennington, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors

Economic Migration

Philip Barth, Withers LLP, Tom Brett-Young, ASG Immigration and Philip Trott, Bates, Wells and Braithwaite LLP 


Elspeth Guild, Kingley Napley LLP and Alison Hunter, Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP     

Family and personal

Pat Saini, Penningtons Solicitors LLP and Sue Shutter

Removal, deportation and Offences

Jawaid Luqmani, Luqmani Thompson and Partners, Richard Thomas, Doughty Street Chambers
Legal Aid Ayesha Mohsin, Luqmani Thompson and Partners and Carita Thomas, Anti-Trafficking Legal Project
New York

Tanya Goldfarb, Clintons and Jenny Stevens, Laura Devine Solicitors

Refugee Nicola Braganza, Garden Court Chambers, Eric Fripp, Lamb Building and Zofia Duszynska, Duncan Lewis Solicitors

South West

Rosie Brennan, University of Plymouth and Natasha Williams, Gya Williams Solicitors


Kirsty Thomson, Legal Services Agency Ltd and Jamie Kerr, Thorntons Solicitors


Tamara Rundle, Parker Bullen LLP


Celina Kin-Armbrust, ILPA 

Yorkshire and North East

Ish Ahmed, Bankfield Heath Solicitors and Christopher Cole, Parker Rhodes and Hickmott Solicitors 



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