Staff

Siobhan Murphy, Solicitor

Siobhan Murphy is a solicitor in the Women`s Project and acting Head of the Women and Young Persons’ Department. As a solicitor she assists vulnerable women in their asylum and immigration matters. As acting Head of Department she manages the staff in the Women’s Project and Young Persons’ Project and co-ordinates the Department’s education and policy work.

Siobhan joined LSA in January 2017. Prior to this she worked in asylum and immigration law in a Glasgow-based firm. She represented clients in a range of asylum and immigration applications and appeals and appeared in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal on a regular basis. In addition, Siobhan took instructions with regard to social security appeals, debt and housing matters.

Prior to her Bachelor of Laws, Siobhan completed a Joint Honours in History of Art and Political Science. Over several years Siobhan has also volunteered with the Citizens Advice Bureau providing free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.

  

Angus Harrison, Solicitor

Angus is a solicitor in the Young Persons’ Project and represents migrant children and young people up to the age of 25. This includes advising on asylum, trafficking issues, family reunion, age assessment, criminal injuries compensation and rights under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

Angus joined LSA in 2017. He qualified as a solicitor in 2015, having completed his traineeship at a major Scottish law firm. After qualifying, Angus gained a Masters in Legal Theory from the University of Edinburgh, before spending some time as a solicitor at the Office of the Advocate General advising the UK Government on litigation matters in Scotland.

 

Farida Elfallah, Trainee Solicitor

Farida is a second year trainee solicitor in the Women’s Project.

Farida joined LSA in 2016 as a trainee solicitor and Justice First Fellow. Previously, Farida volunteered with the Women and Young Persons’ Department and worked in administrative and casework roles. Prior to commencing her traineeship Farida worked as a casework coordinator with British Red Cross Refugee Services. She managed a team of volunteers to provide an advice and support service for vulnerable refugees within the Holistic Integration Service (a partnership project led by Scottish Refugee Council). She was then seconded to a role working with asylum seekers and focusing on preventing or alleviating destitution. She also worked part-time as a university tutor in human rights law.

Farida also has experience volunteering and working in law centres and charities in the refugee sector in Glasgow.

 

Lucy Alper, Case Worker

Lucy Alper is a case worker in the Women and Young Persons’ Department and takes instructions, undertakes legal and objective evidence research and corresponds with relevant parties.

Lucy joined LSA in August 2016. Prior to joining LSA she was employed as an immigration and asylum caseworker in England. She has a Level 2 Immigration and Asylum Accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology). Lucy has extensive volunteer experience in the asylum and immigration space with organisations in Glasgow and London.


Hanan El-Atrash, Case Worker

 

Helen Wylie, Legal Secretary

Helen is the Legal Secretary in the Women and Young Persons’ Department and provides administrative support. She is very experienced and has been with the Department for several years. Prior to joining LSA Helen worked in a Legal Aid private sector firm.