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Nancy is a partner in the Human Rights and Civil Liberties team and is recognised as a leader in the fields of civil liberties and human rights, actions against the police and prison law. Nancy acts for families bereaved by deaths in custody or state care, prisoners, those who have suffered injustice by public authorities. She has particular expertise in acting for people with learning disabilities who have suffered an abuse of their rights whilst detained or in the care of the State. Nancy is experienced in public law and claims for judicial review. She has expertise on public inquiries and has acted for Humanists UK in their intervention in right to die case.


Qualified in 2000 at Clifford Chance. Worked at Liberty, the Prisoners’ Advice Service, Bhatt Murphy and Irwin Mitchell. Joined Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors as a partner in 2016.

Professional Memberships

Police Action Lawyers Group

INQUEST Lawyers Group and Liberty


Previous contributor to the prison law updates in the Legal Action Group magazine and author of two chapters on Prisoners and the Law.