Dr Jo Wilding

Dr Jo Wilding is a researcher specialising in access to justice issues, especially around asylum, immigration and other social welfare legal matters. She is also a barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London. Before qualifying as a lawyer, she worked as an immigration casework assistant at Bristol Law Centre, and founded and ran Boomchucka Circus, which worked with traumatised children in Iraq. She has written two books: Don’t Shoot the Clowns (about her time in Iraq) and The Legal Aid Market (based on her research on immigration advice), to be published September 2021.