Elicia commenced pupillage in April 2023, after being called to the Bar in November 2017.
Whilst studying at the Bar, Elicia volunteered at a number of pro bono legal organisations including Advocate, Support through Court, National Centre for Domestic Violence and Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen, where she was the director of the organisation overseeing the running of the weekly law clinic.
Since 2018 Elicia worked at the Home Office gaining a wealth of experience in all areas of immigration law. Initially as an asylum decision maker she assessed the merits of asylum claims made from designated countries. Elicia then spent 4 years as a Presenting Officer conducting over 2000 appeals on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department at the First Tier Immigration Tribunal. In March 2022 Elicia completed a secondment to the Windrush Lessons Learned Review Revisit Team as a Senior Policy Advisor in which she assisted in assessing the implementation of the 30 recommendations by the Home Office in the initial Windrush Lessons Learned Review.
Family: Care & Children
In her role a Director of Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen, Elicia gained a wealth of experience in Private Law child contact proceedings. She regularly instructed counsel, drafted position and witness statements, alongside creating hearing bundles.
Chancery and Commercial
Elicia also represented clients in the First-Tier Tribunal for Social Security appeals concerning disability and housing benefits against the Department of Work and Pensions and local councils.
Prior to pupillage, Elicia gained extensive experience at the First Tier Immigration Tribunal in all areas of Immigration law, including asylum, deportation, human rights and EU settlement scheme appeals in her role as a Presenting Officer acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
Before commencing her role and a Presenting Officer, Elicia was an Asylum Decision Maker in which she assessed the merits of asylum claims.
- ADR-ODR International 2017: Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
- BPP Law School 2015-2017: Bar Professional Training Course, (Competent)
- University of Birmingham 2013-2015: LLB for Graduates, LLB (Hons) (2:1)
- University of Leeds 2007-2012: Chinese and History, BA (Hons) (2:2)
- Middle Temple (Young Barristers’ Association)
- Western Circuit
Outside of Chambers, Elicia is a keen rugby player having played at various levels of the women’s grassroots game. Previous clubs she has played for include: Rosslyn Park, Wasps Women FC and Teddington ladies. At Rosslyn Park, Elicia won the top try scorer award 3 years in a row.
She has a passion for baking; her Lemon Drizzle being a favoutite of most.
She also enjoys travelling having travelled South East Asia and South America independently.