Victoria provides expert legal support for our legislative reform programme. She has over twenty years’ experience as a lawyer, many as a legislative drafter. Throughout, her work has shown a commitment to justice. After working as a criminal defence barrister, she joined the Criminal Cases Review Commission, examining claims of miscarriage of justice. Since then, she has represented workers to claim the national minimum wage, drafted legislation to establish an institution to implement the recommendations of the Timorese Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, and worked with the One UN Programme in Pakistan to identify key development challenges. Recently she contributed a book chapter to “Tax Justice and Global Inequality”, winner of the CROP International Studies in Poverty prize in November 2020.
Victoria holds a Law degree from University College London, a Masters in Public International Law from King’s College London, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.