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.
Shereen works with Ida Aduwa, senior associate in cases involving spyware and threats posed to civil society and activists by digital and smart technology. She also assists in multi-claimant actions against government actors and multinational corporations including cases that intersect between international, human rights and personal injury law.
She has worked with 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 in settling 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 has also attended Brunel University and the University of York as a guest speaker, encouraging young people to follow a career in law.
She also published an article with Gene Matthews highlighting how the Covid-19 pandemic had disproportionately impacted minority groups.
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 vulnerable people’s human right to food.
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.
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