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Shereen Brogan

Trainee

Shereen is a trainee in the human rights department

Shereen completed work experience in the international department in 2019 and then became a paralegal in the human rights department shortly after. She started her training contract in September 2021.

Current work

Shereen assists partner, Merry Varney on a varied caseload including Inquests, Section 13 Applications and Human Rights Act claims brought on behalf of vulnerable adults, children and bereaved families.

Shereen is also passionate about anti-discrimination law and has assisted associate solicitor, Kate Egerton on claims relating to equal access to goods and services in both the private and public sector.

Shereen is an active member in the firm’s RISE and Green committees and has assisted in planning events including “What does it means to be British?” and “Can you be Anti-Racist and buy Fast-Fashion?”. She also published an article with Gene Matthews highlighting how the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority groups.

History

Before joining Leigh Day, Shereen worked with charities to enhance racial equality and offer opportunities to vulnerable young people. She also volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau, Barnardo’s and has worked on a project with the Centre for Applied Human Rights to promote the security of Women Human Rights Defenders. She also conducted research which analysed how the changeover from legacy benefits impacted the right to food.

Education

Shereen studied Law at King’s College University, finishing her optional modules in Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law with first class grades. She completed a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of York and completed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at the University of Law.