Olatorera Afolabi

Gloria studied Law Degree at the University of Westminster and graduated in 2010. In 2011, she worked briefly at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Hillingdon specialising in Debt matters, Welfare Benefits, Immigration and Employment matters.

She then went on to study for her Legal Practice Course at the University of the West of England in 2012 whilst doing some voluntary work at the Brent Law Centre. She is qualified under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation scheme as a senior caseworker

In 2013, she joined a Legal Aid firm specialising in Asylum law and in particular detained clients in prisons and detention centres and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. She frequently visited clients detained at prisons to progress their immigration matters. She also attended to minors at the Kent Refugee Council supporting them in their asylum claims.

Gloria has also worked on many deportation cases including clients who came into the UK as young minors and were facing deportation for criminal offences.

Recently, Gloria has been involved with clients who have been trafficked from West African Countries.

Gloria is fluent in English and Yoruba and volunteers at her local church as one of the writers the church magazine.