Annette is a solicitor at Elder Rahimi specialising in human rights, asylum and immigration law. She is one of the founders of RLS and has spent time in Greece since 2016 giving legal advice to refugees in both Athens and on Lesvos.
Sarah has for many years been a photographer with a close personal and professional relationship to the legal community and to Greece.
Having visited Athens in late 2016, she become one of the founding members of RLS and spent the summer of 2017 working there for RLS.
Eva is a pupil barrister at Lamb Building Chambers, specialising in immigration, asylum, public and equality law. Eva has been an active member of RLS since the beginning.
Rebecca is an immigration barrister practising from Garden Court Chambers. She specialises in all aspects of immigration, asylum and public law. She also sits as a deputy judge in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
Nadia works in the Policy & Campaigns team at Liberty where she is currently focussed on issues relating to the UK human rights framework.
She was called to the Bar in 2018 and is currently applying for pupillage. She hopes to practise in immigration, asylum and public law.
She has volunteered on several occasions with European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) and has been involved with RLS since April 2019.
Harriet’s experience is in communications and media relations. She works in the press office at the Law Society, focussing on immigration & asylum, human rights and access to justice. She was previously the Communications Manager at Book Aid International and Press Officer for Free Tibet.
Ayesha is a barrister practising from Matrix Chambers specialising in public, immigration, asylum and nationality law.
Joseph is a caseworker specialising in immigration and nationality matters at Paul L Simon Solicitors. He is also undertaking an MA in Corruption and Governance and the University of Sussex.
He completed the BPTC in 2019 and hopes to practise in immigration and public law.
Lucy Alper (she/her)
Lucy Alper has been RLS's Project Coordinator on the ground in Athens since November 2019. She coordinates the Athens law clinic as well as undertaking legal work herself. Lucy also shares information as part of her work with RLS - creating legal resources, conducting outreach sessions and providing training to other groups in the sector.
Lucy is a qualified member of the Law Society's Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Before moving to Greece she had worked in the UK as a caseworker for immigration solicitors and Law Centres since 2013.
Tobias Hautekiet (he/him)
Tobias joined RLS in September 2019 as a volunteer and has since taken on the role of Legal Representative and Clinic Coordinator. He previously worked in litigation communications and has completed the GDL as well an MA in European Studies. He also speaks French, Dutch and Greek.
Efthymia Stathopoulou (she/her)
Efi holds an LLB from the Athens Law School and is passionate about human rights and refugee protection. She has worked with RLS in Athens and is now based in London, coordinating the Family Reunion From Europe Project (FRFE). She speaks Greek, English, French and a bit of German.
Harry Harris (she/her)
Harry has worked in the field of human rights and state accountability since 2015. Before joining RLS to supervise the FRFE project casework, she worked at Bindmans LLP and SOAS University, among others. Originally from the UK, she has been based in Athens since 2019, providing legal support for asylum seekers and completing the BPTC-LLM.