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Ayana Porteous-Simpson


Ayana Porteous-Simpson is a solicitor in the Actions Against Public Bodies Department and is based in our Finchley office.

About Ayana

Ayana joined GN Law in November 2018 as a paralegal and later secured a training contract with the firm. Ayana is passionate about representing clients in all aspects of claims against the police and other public authorities.


  • LLM LPC, BPP University (2019-2021)
  • GDL, BPP University (2017-2018)
  • BA Politics, Queen Mary, University of London (2014-2017)
  • Coloma Convent Girls’ School (2012-2014)
  • Croydon High School, GDST (2007-2012)


  • GN Law, Trainee Solicitor (2020-2022)
  • GN Law, Paralegal (2018-2020)
  • Farani Taylor Solicitors, Internship (2018)
  • GN Law, Work Experience Placement (2018)
  • Streetlaw Project, Pro-Bono Presenter (2017-2018)
  • African Impact, Womens’ Empowerment Project Volunteer (2017)
  • Liberty (Council for Human Rights and Civil Liberties), Volunteer (2016-2017)  


  • English
  • Patois


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Personal Interests and Activities

Ayana enjoys travelling, powerlifting and volunteering. She is an avid reader of history and during her studies she has committed herself to activist campaigning and volunteer work within the charity and human rights sector.

Recent Articles

This article will explore a victim’s rights when disagreeing with a decision made by the police or Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to prosecute a suspect. The police have investigatory powers and present their evidence to the CPS. The CPS are a body that determines whether there is a suitable amount of evidence to persuade...
Our People - Ayana Porteous Simpson
Ayana Porteous-Simpson sets out our experience of life as housing practitioners following the lifting of the ban on evictions.
Our People - Ayana Porteous Simpson
Ayana Porteous-Simpson looks at whether spit- hoods really are necessary to protect police offices or are just too dangerous.
Our People - Ayana Porteous Simpson
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