Lily is currently currently doing pupillage at 187 Chambers, a leading criminal and regulatory set based in the City of London.

She attended school and studied law in Moscow, Russia before completing an LL.M in International Law: Crime, Justice, and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham. She then undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in London during which she worked as a Pro Bono caseworker for Intervene Project assisting prisoners with prison law matters. While completing the Bar Vocational Studies with a specialism in Advanced Criminal Practice at City, University of London she volunteered for Appeal, Women’s Justice Initiative.

Prior to starting pupillage, she completed a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and worked as a research and campaign assistant for one of the leading human rights organisations.

“I am keen to develop a diverse criminal and regulatory practice”, she says. “I am also hoping to build on my professional and academic experience in human rights and international law.”

Lily was formally presented with her award by Sir Peter Roth, High Court judge and former President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, at a reception in the Rolls Building on Thursday, 2 February 2023.