Solicitor and Founding Director, Migrant & Refugee Children's Legal Unit
Baljeet Sandhu is the founding director of the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU)* a specialist legal, policy and education hub protecting and promoting the rights of young people displaced by war, fleeing abuse and violence and trafficked for the purposes of exploitation and slavery.
She is recognized as one of the UK’s leading experts on children’s rights in the field of asylum and immigration law. She believes that the law can be used as an effective tool to create positive social change and achieve social justice. As a legal entrepreneur she has pioneered innovation in the legal sector by testing out new models of legal services for young people whilst spearheading access to justice and legal education strategies within the wider social sector.
In 2011, Baljeet was awarded Young Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, and in 2014, she was appointed as a UK Clore Social Leadership Fellow.