Leila is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.
Prior to commencing her pupillage, Leila worked as Programme/Donor Reporting Officer at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Erbil, Iraq, and previous to that worked for a Syrian NGO, based between Turkey and Iraq.
Leila has a background in civil society, community advocacy and international development. She has been invited to deliver speeches, chair panel discussions alongside MPs, MEPs and academics on issues relating to social justice, youth inclusion and equality- whether that be in community spaces or for media outlets.
Leila received training on employment law, the Equalities Act and the impact of racial discrimination on mental health and volunteered as a case manager for employment grievances pertaining to racial discrimination. In addition to various internships, Leila also volunteered at a legal firm in Kenya and for the Yorkshire Tribunal Advocacy Project.