Without vital support from experienced professionals who share our vision, Here for Good would just be an idea. Find out more about our staff and trustees here.
Isabella works as an asylum and human rights lawyer at the charity, Safe Passage. Prior to this, she trained at and qualified as a solicitor at the immigration and asylum law firm, Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP.
In her spare time, Isabella sits on the Trustee Board of a leading NGO, Restless Development, and helps run a charitable project called Access to Education Sierra Leone. She previously worked at South West London Law Centres, where she helped to run their free legal advice clinics.
Isabella graduated with a BSc in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and Masters of Law Legal Practise Course at BPP Law School.
She was nominated one of LSE's top 20 inspirational women in 2015 for her volunteer and campaign work, and alongside Tahmid, was named as a Social Entrepreneur on the Forbes Under 30 List 2020.
Isabella is a Trustee of the Charity.
Tahmid graduated in Law with English, and as valedictorian, from New College of the Humanities in 2016. He was a Co-Founder and Director of The People's Challenge, a crowdfunded pressure group which was a party in the Article 50 Miller litigation, and works in public affairs at the international communications agency PRO.
In addition to having a keen interest in politics and human rights, he is a Trustee of five charities including The King's Head Theatre and The Access Project. He is a 2020 judge for the Charity Times Awards and regularly speaks on political, business and activist panels.
Alongside Isabella, Tahmid was named as a Social Entrepreneur on the Forbes Under 30 List 2020, and was previously twice shortlisted in Law and Policy.
Tahmid is a Trustee of the charity.
With over a decade in the migration sector, Bella brings extensive knowledge of the charity sector, EUSS policy expertise and her own lived experience of being an EU citizen in the UK.
Over the last few years, Bella has led on the Mayor of London’s work supporting European Londoners through the Brexit process through the Citizenship and Integration Initiative. She also managed the Strategic Legal Fund for vulnerable young migrants at the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and set up the Greenwich Migrant Hub – a drop-in centre for vulnerable migrants. She has worked with a number of migrants’ rights organisations such as Hackney Migrant Centre, Migrants’ Rights Network and New Europeans UK.
Bella has a degree in Politics and Anthropology from University of Glasgow and an LLM in International Law from University of Sussex.
In addition to her work with Here for Good, Bella is a director at MigrationWork CIC and the Chair of the MigrationWork Trust which organises the Community Integration Awards.
LEGAL TEAM AND POLICY TEAM
Bianca joined the team as a lawyer in April 2020. Working from South West London Law Centres, she provides advice and assistance with complex casework to EEA nationals and their family members in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).
As of June 2022, Bianca is also Here for Good's Legal Policy Officer, leading on legal policy matters for the charity and focusing on issues connected to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Bianca previously worked at the AIRE Centre and New Europeans UK on projects focused on EU law and the EUSS. She has studied law in both Italy and Germany, and has obtained a Master's degree from LSE.
Mala joined the team as a solicitor in January 2021, working from Wilson Solicitors LLP in London, initially advising on the EU Settlement Scheme until December 2021.
Mala is now Here for Good's Strategy and Policy Lead on our Ukraine Project, which was set up as a response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine in February 2022, focusing on complex casework and strategic litigation.
Mala also advises the charity on legal policy matters and handles press requests. Mala previously trained and qualified as a solicitor at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP. She is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and provides training on a regular basis.
Anais joined the team as a caseworker in March 2022. Working from Wilson Solicitors LLP, Anais provides advice and support to Ukrainian nationals and their families seeking to obtain entry to the UK, helping them to navigate the complex and ever-changing Ukraine Scheme.
Anais previously volunteered as a paralegal at Islington Law Centre’s Migrant and Child Refugee Unit, working on the Breaking the Chains project and Kids in Need of Defence (UK).
George is an accredited Level 2 Senior Caseworker with the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. George is a member of the private and corporate immigration teams at Paragon Law in Nottingham.
George has a particular interest in family reunion applications for refugees as well as complex EU settlement scheme applications. George has assisted with multiple complex EU Settlement Scheme applications with a fantastic success rate.
Elliott is an accredited Level 2 Senior Caseworker with the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Elliott is a member of the private immigration team at Paragon Law in Nottingham.
Elliott has experience in assisting with a range of immigration applications including complex EU Settlement Scheme applications.
Thal is the founder and CEO of Paragon Law and a Senior Solicitor at the firm. Thal specialises in corporate immigration law, advising businesses in their application for and maintaining their sponsor licence. Thal heads up Paragon's Brexit group which is advising clients in Brexit contingency planning, advising EU nationals on Brexit implications and applications under the settled status scheme.
Thal has been recognised as a leader in the field of immigration law by The Legal 500 for consecutive years.
Thal has brought Paragon into partnership with Here For Good to help vulnerable people across the Midlands.
Nigel heads up Paragon Law’s private and family immigration department. He is a qualified solicitor from New Zealand with 15 years’ experience in global immigration.
With a broad range of experience in UK immigration matters, Nigel represents clients with complex immigration issues both at the initial stages and right through to the Court of Appeal.
Nigel has dealt with multiple complex EU Settlement Scheme applications with a fantastic success rate.
OUR OTHER TRUSTEES
Kim Hooper is a chartered accountant, previously holding Senior Manager posts at both Ernst & Young and PWC, working with clients ranging from PepsiCo to Warner Bros.
With a passion for charity work, Kim founded her own accountancy practice specialising in charities and small businesses. She particularly supports Here for Good with its charity governance and finances.
Zeena is a Senior Solicitor at Laura Devine Immigration. Her key focus is on complex UK immigration and nationality law, assisting with work and non-work routes.
She regularly advises and presents on the European Settlement Scheme and has provided expert commentary on the implications of Brexit on European nationals in the media. She also sits on the Law Society's Immigration Law Committee and writes for Free Movement. Zeena is recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner
Paul is a CIPFA qualified accountant who has worked with public sector and not-for-profit clients for more than 30 years including some of the largest London, Boroughs, County Councils and NHS trusts in the UK. He currently chairs Grant Thornton’s Local Government Board.
Paul also has extensive experience in governance. He is a member of CIPFA’s Public Financial Management Board, the Fighting Fraud LOCALLY Board and is a school governor.
Gary is an actuary that specialises in governance, reward, culture and organisational issues. He has been a partner at the global actuarial, HR and benefits consulting firm, Mercer, for the last 9 years. Prior to this he was a partner at PwC for 15 years.
Gary specialises at modelling future workforce supply in the UK and other countries, particularly the impact of migration and changing participation, and consults with organisations on all aspects of their people strategies.
He also currently has responsibility for driving Mercer’s market-oriented Brexit strategy.
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