Alison Pickup is the Director of Asylum Aid, part of the Helen Bamber Foundation Group. Asylum Aid provides high quality legal representation to some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum in the UK and uses its research and expertise to secure improvements to the asylum system. From 2016-2021 she was Legal Director of the Public Law Project. Alison is a barrister and until 2016 was in independent practice at Doughty Street Chambers in London. She is a member of the Expert Panel of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants and a member of the Bar Council’s Remuneration Committee.