Emily Hayman

Emily Hayman


Emily Hayman

- Paralegal

Emily joined Saunders Law in June 2023 as a paralegal, assisting Jag Bahra and the team on a wide range of actions against the police and state bodies. These cases include police assaults, wrongful arrests, breaches of data protection, discrimination on the basis of race and inquests into deaths following contact with the police and other public authorities.

Emily is a member of the Police Actions Lawyers Group (PALG), and Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL).

Prior to joining Saunders Law, Emily worked as a paralegal at Leigh Day, representing clients in holding multi-national corporations to account. In addition, she has volunteered at Citizens Advice, undertaking calls from vulnerable individuals to clarify the matter with which they required help, and at the Intervene Project, providing legal advice and representation to prisoners.

Before pursuing a career in law, Emily worked as a Learning Support Assistant for visually impaired pupils, utilising her interpersonal skills when liaising with students and colleagues, and when resolving demanding situations.

Emily holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2021 and her Legal Practice Course in 2023 with the University of Law, Moorgate, achieving high Distinctions in both.

Emily is a hard-working individual, motivated to ensure marginalised individuals can access sufficient redress for an infringement of their human rights. She approaches tasks whole-heartedly, diligently and with integrity.

Emily’s other interests include reading, swimming and playing the piano.