In her crime seat Margo observed and assisted in defending criminal cases in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court, including a murder, drugs offences, weapons offences, and charges arising from protest. She assisted in the drafting of an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission and in an appeal against sentence for murder.
In her immigration seat, Margo worked on asylum, humanitarian protection and human rights appeals, applications for family reunification for adult dependent and child relatives under both domestic and European law, trafficking cases, alleged sham marriage cases, criminal deportations, unlawful detention cases, and judicial reviews challenging procedural and substantive unfairness.
Before starting pupillage, Margo worked as a volunteer caseworker at Legal Centre Lesvos assisting with asylum interview preparation, appeals, family reunification, and successful applications for interim relief to the European Court of Human Rights. She has also worked as a volunteer caseworker at Bail for Immigration Detainees.
She previously worked on the protection team at PEN International, assisting Iranian and Afghan writers and artists to find creative residencies in Europe and North America. She also worked as a translator and interpreter of Farsi and Dari to English in both legal and literary contexts.