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.

If you'd like to become a trustee elections take place at every year's AGM in November and please get in touch to find out more about what is involved.

Chair: Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Secretary: Ayesha Mohsin, Solicitor and Partner, Luqmani Thompson and Partners

Treasurer: Eleanor Sibley, Barrister, Field Court Chambers


Andrea Als

Solicitor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kathryn Bradbury

Solicitor and partner, Payne Hicks Beach

Hazar El Chamaa

Solicitor and partner, Penningtons Manches LLP

Vanessa Ganguin

Solicitor and partner, Ganguin Samartin

Natasha Gya Williams

Solicitor, Gya Williams Immigration

Grace McGill

McGill and Co Solicitors

Danielle Cohen

Solicitor, Danielle Cohen Solicitors

Vishal Makol

Solicitor, OTS Solicitors

 Bettina Loveday

Morgan Dias Limited 

Staff of the Secretariat

Nicole Francis


ILPA Chief Executive

Lana Norris 


Finance Manager with Admin

Helen Williams 

Membership Manager

Paul Erdunast


Legal and Parliamentary Officer

Vishal Misra


Legal Officer

Celina Kin-Armbrust


Training and Communications Officer

Bella Kosmala

Project Manager, Strategic Legal Fund

Emmanuel Benedetti

Finance Assistant, Strategic Legal Fund

Becca McNulty

Training Officer

Amira Rady


Office Administrator


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), Jed Pennington, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors and Nina Rathbone Pullen Wilson Solicitors LLP
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 Emma Morgan, DAC Beachcroft LLP
Refugee Nicola Braganza, Garden Court Chambers and Annie Campbell, Camden Community Law Centre

South West

Sian Pearce, Avon and Bristol Law Centre, Luke Piper, Simpson Millar LLP and Marie Christine Allaire Rousse South West Law


Kirsty Thomson, JustRight Scotland, Jamie Kerr, Thorntons Solicitors and Darren Stephenson McGill and Co Solicitors


Tamara Rundle, Redstart Law and Mandie Sewa, Moore Blatch 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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