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Laura Wills

Laura Wills

Senior Caseworker

Asylum and Human Rights

Laura Wills joined the Asylum and Human Rights department in April 2023. She holds an LLB, LPC and an LLM in Human Rights Law.

Before joining Paragon Law, Laura spent nine years working as an academic at the University of Nottingham’s Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC). During this time, she conducted research for third party institutions, such as the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was also the Assistant Editor of the International Human Rights Reports and module convenor of the International Refugee Law module on HRLC's Distance Learning Course. Laura co-founded HRLC's Refugee Clinic and commenced work as the Clinic's Director, overseeing applications for refugee status and resettlement to the UNHCR's office in Cairo.

In her role as a Senior Caseworker, Laura predominantly focuses on representing Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASCs).

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