Khariya is a solicitor in our Actions against Police and State team. She joined Bindmans in 2019 as a paralegal in this team, before becoming a trainee solicitor in March 2021, and qualifying in March 2023.
During her time working in our Actions Against Police and State team so far, Khariya has assisted on a wide range of cases including:
- Civil claims for compensation in relation to police misconduct
- Police complaints
- Inquests and subsequent civil claims for compensation, representing bereaved families of those who have died following contact with the state
- Immigration detention cases including challenges to continued detention, to removal directions, and relating to the provision of s95 support, and subsequent civil claims
- Group claims concerning rights to protest, including civil actions for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution arising from the arrests and prosecution of political and environmental activists
- Victim’s Rights to Review cases
Khariya has also worked on a number of successful cases, including Paul Gambaccini’s claim against the Metropolitan Police Service for misuse of private information, claims for damages arising from unlawful stop and searches, and group actions following mass arrests at protests. In the past year, she has assisted in a number of successful challenges resulting in the release of immigration detainees from removal centres in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recently, Khariya was also part of the legal team instructed by the Coalition of Anti-Racist Educators (CARE) and the Black Educators Alliance (BEA) to challenge the Department of Education’s new PHSE guidance. This challenge resulted in a review of the guidance being raised by the Department, and an acknowledgement of the flaws identified by CARE and BEA.
Education and career
- Khariya graduated with a First in Law (LLB).
- She then graduated with a Merit in Law (LLM) with a specialism in Public International Law from LSE in 2018.
- She is studied the LPC at BPP on a part time basis.