OUR STAFF

Our professional and committed team is here to offer expert legal advice and representation.

Adrian Cooper

Adrian is the longest serving member of staff at the Law Centre. Over the years, he has worked in different areas of law, such as employment, immigration and welfare benefits. He currently specialises in welfare benefits. Adrian focuses on complex welfare benefits cases to the Upper Tribunal, people from abroad, and over payments. He takes a friendly and positive approach to all his work and is highly commended by his clients. Prior to joining the Law Centre, Adrian worked at Nucleus Advice Agency.

Angela Danquah

Angela Danquah is a solicitor who specialises in Employment, Immigration and Housing law.

Angela joined the Law Centre as a Trainee Solicitor in January 2018 as part of the Justice First Fellowship, becoming a fully qualified Solicitor in July 2019. She has previously worked for the Crown Prosecution Service as a paralegal, where she assisted prosecutors on complex criminal cases.

Angela is also undertaking a project to improve access to justice for the local community.

Annie Campbell Viswanathan

Annie is a level 2 accredited Immigration and Asylum supervising caseworker and has worked for over 11 years as legal adviser, mostly in the not-for-profit sector. Before she became the Director at NKLC she was the head of Immigration Department at Camden Community Law Centre. Annie has specialised in working for the most vulnerable migrants with the most complex cases. She has successfully taken several cases to the Court of Appeal and is committed to ensuring that the disadvantaged and marginalized have access to the best quality legal advice and representation.

Barry Mills

Barry has worked as an employment caseworker for many years. He previously worked at Greenwich Law Centre, where he was also the supervisor for the employment contract with the Legal Advice Agency. Barry specialises in disciplinary and grievance proceedings, often in relation to maternity rights. He has considerable experience of advising and representing clients at tribunals. He is also a training supervisor and has run a number of training sessions, including to Norton Rose trainee solicitors.

Cassim Yacoobali

Cassim has extensive experience of dealing with a range of immigration, asylum and nationality matters both in Law Centres and private practice.

He has Level 2 accreditation plus supervisory status which means that he is fully qualified to deal with matters relating to immigration and nationality.

Cassim’s role at the Law Centre is to assist clients who are not eligible for Legal Aid on a low-cost fee paying basis.

Franck Kiangala

Franck is our Immigration Solicitor, and rejoined the Law Centre staff in January 2019.

Franck is worked at NKLC between 2005 and 2009 before leaving to practice law in New Zealand.

Holly Stow

Windrush Compensation Scheme Paralegal.

Holly joined the Law Centre in 2018 originally as a volunteer while she finished her LLB. In July 2019 she successfully applied for her current post and works to award compensation to those affect by the Windrush scandal.

Mckenzie Webster

Crime Team Manager & Solicitor.

Mckenzie trained as a lawyer in Massachusetts, USA before moving to the UK where she was added to the roll as a solicitor. She is experienced working in criminal defence and joined the law centre staff in August 2018.

Richard Gowthorpe

Richard joined the Law Centre in April 2017 when we were awarded a Crime contract by the Legal Aid Agency. He supervises our crime department as well as advising and representing clients at police stations, magistrates courts and Crown Courts in London, and occasionally all over the country. He has been a regular fixture in West London for about 25 years. He regularly appears in the Crown Court representing clients charged with offences of the utmost gravity. Whatever the alleged crime, whatever a person’s means, Richard is dedicated to providing an honest and high quality service.

Spike Western

Spike joined the Law Centre in 2018, initially as a volunteer and now as a full time Grenfell Support paralegal.

Thalatha Wickramasinghe

Thalatha is a Housing Solicitor with many years’ experience. Additionally, she has also worked in Child Care Law, Conveyancing and Civil Litigation. Prior to working at North Kensington, Thalatha was the Senior Solicitor at Greenwich Law Centre. She has dealt with many cases in the County Court, as well as Judicial Reviews in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She also has a great deal of supervisory experience working with trainee solicitors and volunteers, and is the current training principal for trainee solicitors at the Law Centre.

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