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Ayana Porteous-Simpson

Trainee Solicitor

Ayana is a trainee solicitor in the Mental Health Department and is based in our Finchley office. 

About Ayana

Ayana joined GN Law in November 2018.

Education

  • LLM LPC, BPP University (2019-21)
  • GDL, BPP University (2017 - 18)
  • BA Politics, Queen Mary, University of London (2014 - 17)
  • Coloma Convent Girls’ School (2012 - 14)
  • Croydon High School, GDST (2007 - 12)

Career

  • GN Law - Trainee Solicitor - March 2020 - present
  • GN Law, Paralegal (2018 -  March 2020)
  • Farani Taylor Solicitors, Internship (2018)
  • GN Law, Work Experience Placement (2018)
  • Streetlaw Project, Pro-Bono Presenter (2017 – 18)
  • African Impact, Womens’ Empowerment Project Volunteer (2017)
  • Liberty (Council for Human Rights and Civil Liberties), Volunteer (2016 – 17)  

Languages

  • English
  • Patois

Publications

‘King Leopold Must Fall’ campaign:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/12/16/cecil-rhodes-effect-queen-mary-university-quietly-remove-king/

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/university-removes-link-to-colonialist-m96cb5wf9

Personal Interests and Activities

  • Ayana enjoys travelling, powerlifting and volunteering. She is an avid reader of history and during her studies she has committed herself to activist campaigning and volunteer work within the charity and human rights sector.