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Angela is a specialist in public law and public international law, civil liberties and human rights.


From 2011–2016, Angela was Director of Human Rights Policy at JUSTICE, the UK branch of the International Commission of Jurists.  Her case load covered the UK’s senior courts and the European Court of Human Rights (including in Smith & Ors v Ministry of Defence, Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Belhaj & Ors v Straw & Ors and Tariq v United Kingdom).   She has managed collaborative teams of both leading and junior counsel. 

She was previously a legal adviser to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights.  She led on numerous inquiries, including on the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  She advised on the legality of proposed legislation, including the Bills which would become the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and the Defamation Act 2013. 

Angela has held academic posts at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and University College London. She acts as an expert trainer, including for the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute and the Council of Europe, and regularly provides training on human rights and public law to lawyers in the UK and overseas. 

Angela has published and lectured widely and is a contributing author to Sweet and Maxwell’s Human Rights Practice.  She sits on the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and the Legal and Policy Committee of Freedom from Torture.


Human Rights Lawyers Association (Executive Committee
Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)


Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law (2003)
LLM, University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) (2000)
LLB, University of Durham (Collingwood College) (1999)