Polly works as a trainee solicitor in the firm’s Human Rights Team and is passionate about representing the rights of vulnerable individuals and holding powerful state bodies to account.
Since joining Saunders Law in April 2019, Polly has assisted our team of solicitors on a wide range of actions against the police and state, including claims for assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, breaches of the Human Rights Act and discrimination. Polly has represented a number of bereaved families in inquests, following the deaths of individuals in police custody or under the care of other state bodies. Polly also assists on the group litigation claims arising from the Hillsborough disaster.
Polly has a particular interest in representing victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault who have been failed by state bodies.
Having a longstanding commitment to equal access to justice, Polly has additionally worked as an initial assessor at free legal advice centres, University House and Toynbee Hall, at refugee drop in centres, directing migrants to legal advice, and was an intern with the London Legal Support Trust.
Polly is also a member of the Police Actions Lawyers Group (PALG) and Inquest Lawyers Group (ILG).
At University, Polly graduated with a First Class Undergraduate History Degree from University College London (UCL) and subsequently completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, at the University of Law, where she passed with Distinction.