Riya assists the Charity and Social Enterprise Department generally and the Social Ventures and Social Finance team more specifically, on transactions involving a range of clients from charities to companies.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Assisting with charity applications and registrations with the Charity Commission
  • Drafting letters of advice
  • Carrying out departmental research
  • General departmental support

Qualifications and Career

  • BA (Communicative English, English Literature, and Psychology), Christ College, India, 2007-2010 – First Class
  • LLB (Senior Status), Queen Mary University of London, 2012-2014 – First Class Honours
  • Paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite (Corporate and Commercial Department), 2012-2014
  • LPC, City, University of London, 2014-2015 – Distinction
  • LLM, Queen Mary University of London, 2015-2016 – Distinction
  • Paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite (Charity and Social Enterprise Department), 2017

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Volunteer at South West London Law Centre, 2017 - Present
  • Volunteer befriender with AgeUK, 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer at Blackfriars Settlement Legal Advice Clinic, 2014 - 2015
  • Volunteer mediator at Common Ground East London Mediation, 2013