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Jenni Whitaker

Trainee solicitor

Public Law and Human Rights

Jenni is a trainee solicitor in our Public Law and Human Rights team.

She assists with a range of complex cases, including public law judicial reviews and civil claims.

She has particular experience in cases at the intersection of public law and immigration, such as securing the provision of appropriate accommodation and support for asylum-seekers, challenges to age assessments of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children by local authorities, and claims for damages for those who have been unlawfully detained by the Home Office.

Jenni also assists in civil claims, including under the Human Rights Act 1998 and Equality Act 2010, and in community care matters. She is developing casework experience on matters relating to the rights of care leavers, victims of modern slavery, and other marginalised groups.

Before joining Bindmans, Jenni was the coordinator of the Human Rights Observers project, a civil society group in northern France which documents and challenges human rights violations experienced by migrants at the UK-France border. She also volunteered at the Helen Bamber Foundation, supporting victims of trafficking and torture.

Education and career
  • Jenni graduated from the University of Leeds in 2018 with a first-class BA in History and French.
  • She completed an LLM Law (conversion) in 2020 with distinction. She was awarded the Dean of the Law School’s scholarship.  
  • She is currently completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP University.