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Ayana Porteous-Simpson

Trainee Solicitor

Ayana is a trainee solicitor in the Actions Against Public Bodies Department and is based in our Finchley office. 

About Ayana

Ayana joined GN Law in November 2018 as a paralegal and later secured a training contract with the firm. Ayana is passionate about representing clients in all aspects of claims against the police and other public authorities.


  • 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)


  • 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)  


  • English
  • Patois


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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.