Shayne studied Law at the University of Exeter and was awarded the Sweet and Maxwell law prize in his first year of study. His dissertation focused on the interplay between morality and law.
Shayne joined Wilsons in 2019 and before then worked for the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile a charity providing psychotherapeutic support to unaccompanied asylum seeking minors subjected to gender-based violence, forced labour and conscription and other severe human rights abuses in their home countries. Amongst other things, this involved managing the charity’s fundraising portfolio and contributing to the preparation of specialist psychological and developmental reports in support of their asylum claims.
Shayne has previously volunteered with the Anti-Trafficking Labour Exploitation Unit working with vulnerable victims of trafficking. He also spent two years at the Cardinal Hume Centre providing welfare advice predominantly to refugees and EU nationals incorrectly refused access to public funds.
Shayne is particularly passionate about deportation and removal cases as well as asylum claims for vulnerable individuals having volunteered at the Haringey Migrant Support Centre where he worked with a range of migrants on various immigration matters.
Shayne is also an active member of the Friends of Barnfield Community Project having worked in the social housing community development and regeneration sector for some time.
Interests: Steel pans, reading, Motown