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, Ganguin Samartin

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

Natasha Gya Williams

Gya Williams Immigration

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

Finance Manager with Administration

Lana Norris

Membership Engagement Officer

Helen Williams

Parliamentary and Information Officer

Claire Laizans 

Communications and Training Officer

Celina Kin-Armbrust

Office Assistant and Training Administrator

Chandra Sampath


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 Moffatt, Doughty Street


Email group only

Economic Migration

Tom Brett-Young, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, Rose Carey, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and James Perrott, Macfarlanes LLP 


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

Family and personal

Sue Shutter and Katie Dilger, LexisNexis

Removals, Detention and Offences

Pierre Mahklouf, Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) and Jed Pennington, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors
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

North West Lucy Mair, Garden Court North Chambers, Denise McDowell, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) and Michael Legge, DAC Beachcroft LLP
Refugee Nicola Braganza, Garden Court Chambers and Annie Campbell, Camden Community Law Centre

South West



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


Tamara Rundle, Moore Blatch LLP


Mark Wilson (maternity cover for 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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