Lou Lou Curry argued for reform of law relating to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers
Lou Lou Curry will take part in mentoring with experienced lawyers
A law student from Fulham has been named as a runner up in a search for the nation’s most promising legal talent.
For her entry into National Accident Helpline’s (NAHL) Future Legal Mind 2021, Lou Lou Curry argued that the law needs reforming to change the difficult burden of proof facing LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.
21-year-old Lou Lou, who is studying Law at BPP University, will receive a £250 prize fund and will take part in mentoring with experienced lawyers.
Lou Lou said, “I am beyond delighted to have been named as a runner up! The mentoring and prize fund will go a long way in furthering my legal career and I am grateful to all the team National Accident Helpline for this boost in both my confidence and career.”
Future Legal Mind is in its seventh year and has seen past winners go on to become solicitors and barristers.
As well as studying, Lou Lou works as a paralegal and case worker for a criminal defence firm. She said of this, “I’ve found it incredibly rewarding working in this field and I love that I get to play an active role in providing equal access to justice.
“It’s a role encapsulates my fundamental beliefs in the justice system and I really hope that I can grow and excel in this fast-paced and exciting area of the legal profession.”
Will Herbertson, Marketing and Strategy Director, NAHL Group, said: “As a judging panel, we thought that Lou Lou was a passionate advocate of her chosen topic. She made her case clearly and concisely, and this really impressed us.
“This award recognises individuals that try to help others and strive to do the right thing - which is why I’m pleased to confirm that Future Legal Mind will be back again in 2022 and opens for entries in September.”
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June 28, 2021