GCN welcomes Lily and Rosalind
March 9, 2022
We are delighted to announce two new members of Chambers, Lily Lewis and Rosalind Burgin.
Congratulations to Lily and Rosalind for completing their pupillage and becoming tenants at GCN.
Lily has a thriving multidisciplinary practice encompassing housing, homelessness and social security law, public law, public inquiries and inquiries, crime and immigration.
Prior to commencing her studies at GCN, Lily worked in Parliament providing research and policy advice to prominent opposition members in a variety of areas including home affairs, social care and human rights. She has worked extensively on legislation at all stages in both Houses of Parliament, including drafting amendments on legal aid funding during investigations and police accountability following the findings of the Hillsborough survey. She was also a union representative.
Lily has also worked at the International Labor Organization in Beirut and for the Windrush Justice Clinic. She is a member of the executive committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and the INQUEST Lawyers Group.
“Pupillage has been a great learning experience and I am very grateful to all members of the chambers for their help and encouragement throughout the process.
“I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from a community of lawyers who truly stand up for their clients and are so committed to publicly funded work and human rights.
“I’m really excited to join GCN as a tenant.”
Rosalind accepts instruction in all Garden Court North practice areas and travels to UK courts. She has developed a practice in criminal defense, housing, judicial review and discrimination law.
Outside of the courtroom, Rosalind connects her legal practice to larger societal issues and the struggles of our community. She continues to work with the protest support organization Green and Black Cross, with which she has volunteered for almost a decade, and remains connected to local campaigns for social justice and against inequality.
Rosalind is a member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers and the Haldane Society. Since 2020, she has served on the executive committee of Legal Sector Workers United, a branch of the United Voices of the World union.
“Completing schooling at GCN was a joy and a challenge.
“I loved working in a place where I can wear my values on my sleeve, with the support of such brilliant colleagues, and where I am able to build a multidisciplinary practice.”