A commercial lawyer with 8 years’ experience and a single mum to an energetic toddler, Korina has worked hard to balance the demands of her professional career with her activism and work to support the most vulnerable in society. She volunteered in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, helped to establish the first pro bono legal advice clinic in Dubai and acted on behalf of immigrants who experienced racial discrimination. Korina provided free legal advice at clinics in London, including advice on housing, family law issues and domestic violence. She has worked with Lawyers Without Borders to provide advice on human trafficking issues and anti-terrorism. She worked alongside the Human Dignity Trust to campaign against the violent mistreatment of Kenyan citizens due to the criminalisation of homosexuality caused by out of date colonial laws. Korina volunteers at the Windrush Legal Surgeries in Brixton helping victims of the scandal gain access to the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
As the daughter of two hard-working NHS nurses, Korina is committed to promoting equality and ensuring that opportunities are open to all. She has acted as a mentor to widen access to City jobs for working class students and worked with the Urban Lawyers Network to encourage more diversity within the legal profession.
The GLA is dominated by members of the main establishment political parties. Korina would be a fresh voice – a proud single mum living in Brixton, the daughter of a Barbadian father who came to the UK as part of the Windrush generation, and a highly trained commercial lawyer with the skills and ability to speak up for her constituents.
If elected, Korina will scrutinise the Mayor to ensure he or she is running London with women and children in mind.
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