GCN welcomes Lily and Rosalind

9 March 2022

Lily and Rosalind

We are delighted to announce two new members of Chambers, Lily Lewis and Rosalind Burgin.

Huge congratulations go to Lily and Rosalind for completing their pupillage and becoming tenants with GCN.

Lily has a fast-growing multidisciplinary practice encompassing housing, homelessness and social security law, public lawinquests and public inquiriescrime and immigration.

Prior to commencing pupillage at GCN, Lily worked in Parliament, providing research and policy advice for members of the opposition frontbench across a range of areas including home affairs, social welfare and human rights. She worked extensively on legislation at all stages in both Houses of Parliament, including drafting amendments on funding for legal aid at inquests and police accountability in the aftermath of the Hillsborough inquest findings. She was also a trade union representative.

Lily also worked at the International Labour Organisation in Beirut and for the Windrush Justice Clinic. She is a member of the executive committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and of the INQUEST Lawyers Group.

“Pupillage has been a great learning experience and I am very grateful to everyone in chambers for all the help and encouragement throughout the process.

“I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from a community of barristers who really fight for their clients, and who are so committed to publicly funded work and human rights.

“I’m really delighted to be joining GCN as a tenant.”

Rosalind accepts instructions across all Garden Court North’s practice areas and travels to courts across the UK. She has developed a practice in criminal defencehousingjudicial review and discrimination law.

Outside the courtroom, Rosalind connects her legal practice with wider societal issues and struggles in our community. She continues to work with the protest support organisation Green and Black Cross, with whom she has volunteered to for almost a decade, and remains connected to grassroots campaigns for social justice and against inequality.

Rosalind is a Member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers and the Haldane Society. Since 2020 she has been on the executive committee of Legal Sector Workers United, a branch of the United Voices of the World union.

“Completing pupillage at GCN has been a joy and a challenge.

“I have loved working in a place where I can wear my values on my sleeve, with the support of such brilliant colleagues and where I’m able to build a multi-disciplinary practice.”

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