Siobhán Murphy, Solicitor

Siobhán Murphy is a solicitor who assists vulnerable women in asylum and immigration matters. As acting Head of Department, she also co-ordinates the Women and Young Persons` Department’s education and policy work.

Siobhán joined LSA in January 2017. Prior to this she worked in asylum and immigration law in a Glasgow-based firm. She is experienced in asylum and immigration applications and appeals, and regularly appears at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. Siobhán has also dealt with social security, debt and housing matters.

Prior to studying law, Siobhán gained a Joint Honours degree in History of Art and Political Science. In her spare time she enjoys trekking the hills of both Scotland and her native Ireland.

Angus Harrison, Solicitor

Angus runs LSA`s Young Persons’ Project. He represents migrant children and young people up to the age of 25 with issues including asylum claims, trafficking referrals, applications for leave to remain and British citizenship applications.

Angus joined LSA in March 2017.  A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Angus also holds a Master`s degree focussed on the philosophy of law. Angus has also worked for a commercial law firm and for the UK Government.

Lucy Alper, Case Worker

Lucy is a case worker in the Women and Young Persons’ Department. She holds a Level 2 Immigration and Asylum Accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales, as well as a BA degree in Sociology.

Lucy joined LSA in August 2016 after moving north from sunny London. Now an integral member of the team, Lucy also has extensive volunteer experience in helping and promoting the rights of refugees and migrants with organisations in both London and Glasgow. 

Hanan El-Atrash, Case Worker

Hanan joined LSA as a volunteer in August 2016. She impressed enough to be taken on as a full member of staff in November 2016, and has provided invaluable support to the team ever since.

Helen Wylie, Legal Secretary

Having joined LSA in 2007, Helen is the Women and Young Persons` Department`s longest-serving member. As the team`s experienced Legal Secretary, Helen provides the administrative support that enables the rest of the team to function.