GCN welcomes Alexa Thompson
5 October 2023
Garden Court North Chambers is delighted to welcome Alexa Thompson who began her 12-month pupillage with us this week.
Alexa said: ‘I was delighted to secure pupillage at Garden Court North. I chose GCN because of their ethos and commitment to publicly funded work and advocating for those facing inequality and discrimination, and I am excited to get started and establish a practice in social welfare law.’
Prior to pupillage Alexa has worked at Citizens Advice providing specialist debt advice and assisting clients with benefits and housing issues. She also worked at Mind, assisting vulnerable clients with housing and benefits queries.
Alexa is passionate about access to justice and human rights and acted as an Advocate for the Free Representation Unit, as well as supporting forensic geneticists and criminal defense attorneys in death row cases and post-conviction reviews of DNA evidence as an intern with a US forensics genetics firm. Alexa has worked as a volunteer to research the rights of homeless people, and also worked supporting tenants facing possession proceedings.
Alexa is care experienced and is an active campaigner for reform to the children’s social care system and for challenging the differential treatment that care experienced people face, including by strengthening their legal rights.