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Maya Achan



Maya studied History at the University of Cambridge, where she was a scholar of her college. Following university, she worked as a Mental Health Support worker for Hestia and a Domestic Violence Caseworker for Refuge. Maya was awarded the Edmund James Lawson and Bedingfield scholarships from Gray’s Inn to study both the GDL and BPTC, in which she achieved Distinctions. Whilst studying on the BPTC, Maya taught debating in HMP Pentonville, and delivered lessons to secondary school students as part of the Schools Consent Project. Additionally, she is a community panel member for the Youth Offending Service in Islington. Prior to starting pupillage, Maya spent time working as a Legal Assistant and volunteering abroad.

During her pupillage, Maya was awarded Gray’s Inn’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship, the Senior Scholarship, awarded to just four pupils of exceptional merit. She was also awarded the Ann Goddard Scholarship