Lorna is a human rights solicitor who spent over a decade representing asylum seekers and trafficking survivors in the UK to bring claims against government bodies. She moved to the Trust in December 2023 from Deighton Pierce Glynn, where she focused on using equality and human rights law to enable protected groups, including LGBT individuals, to uphold their right to access accommodation and support from the Home Office free from discrimination. She developed expertise in bringing compensation claims for disabled asylum seekers who had been provided inaccessible accommodation.
Over the years Lorna used equality legislation to bring a range of challenges on behalf of her clients, including to immigration detention and removal from the UK, denial of trafficking status, inadequate care provision and homelessness. She worked closely with charities on strategic and high-profile cases and established joint projects to enable collaborative working between solicitors and frontline organisations. Lorna also volunteered as an advocate at ASAP, where she represented asylum seekers in the Asylum Support Tribunal.
Lorna is listed as a key lawyer in the Legal 500. She remains a trustee at Action For Refugees In Lewisham and sits on the strategic litigation group at I Have Rights, a charity supporting asylum seekers in detention in Greece.