Lameesa Iqbal (Pupil)

Year of Call: 2021

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PRACTICE AREAS

Clinical Negligence | Discrimination & Equality | Employment | Human Rights | Personal Injury | Professional Discipline | Public & Administrative Law

OVERVIEW

Lameesa accepts instructions across all areas of chambers' work, including employment, discrimination, public law and human rights, regulatory and professional discipline, personal injury and clinical negligence.

Lameesa began her pupillage in October 2021, under the supervision of Chesca Lord. In this seat, she experienced a range of personal injury and clinical negligence work, with an emphasis on quantum and learning how to draft complex schedules of loss for high value cases. She was then supervised by Rachel Barrett, concentrating on employment law and assisting with research for a high-profile race and sex discrimination claim. Lameesa is currently being supervised by Daniel Lawson and Tamar Burton.

Prior to starting pupillage, Lameesa worked as a paralegal at Coram Children's Legal Centre, specialising in education law. Through this Lameesa gained extensive experience in cases involving Education Health and Care Plans in the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

Lameesa was a Senior Director of the School Exclusion Project. She represented families in Governors' Disciplinary Committee and Independent Review Panel hearings using judicial review principles. She specialised in cases involving SEN and disability discrimination.

Lameesa also volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the No5 Chambers Immigration/Human Rights Project. She gained experience of legal reform as a Legal Intern at JUSTICE.

Before embarking upon her legal career Lameesa gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and worked as a Research Assistant in a Developmental Neuroscience lab.

QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

Education:

BSc Psychology – First Class Honours, University of Glasgow

GDL & BPTC – City, University of London

Scholarships:

Lord Justice Holker Scholar – Gray's Inn (2019)

Residential Scholar – Gray's Inn (2019)

Honour Roll – University of California, San Diego (2016)

Welcome Scholarship – University of Glasgow (2014)

Competitions:

Sentencing Council Competition – Finalist (2020)

RebLaw Soapbox Competition – Finalist (2019)

National Speed Mooting Competition – Semi-finalist (2019)


MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTMENTS

ALBA

AvMA

ELA

ELBA

PIBA

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