About Interalia

My approach

I’m Debbie Sayers, a highly qualified researcher and writer. After gaining First Class Honours from Oxford University and in the Solicitors Final Examinations, I specialised in criminal practice for some of the country’s leading law firms. I have a Masters Degree and a PhD in human rights law. When you instruct Inter alia you get me, my passion for legal excellence and my professionalism. At the start of the project, I will work with you to understand your requirements. You can be confident that any deadlines agreed to will be kept.

Professional achievements

Examples of projects include:

  • Research support on high-profile human rights, extradition and terrorism cases at the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
  • Lead expert on joint EU and Council of Europe ‘Access to Justice Handbook’ project.
  • Published author and contributor to books, blogs and articles, e.g. Peers and Ward et al, ‘EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary’ (2014).
  • Worked extensively for NGOs, including giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees.

Please contact me for a full list of my work to date.

‘Debbie has been working with Coram Children’s Legal Centre since 2008, when she provided an invaluable contribution to a groundbreaking global study on administrative detention being undertaken by the Centre and UNICEF. Debbie has demonstrated outstanding skills in legal and sociological research. Her writing skills are also of the highest quality.’

Kirsten Anderson, Head of Research and Communications, Children’s Legal Centre

Pro bono work

An essential part of a lawyer’s role should be to act as an advocate in promoting justice and defending rights. I am committed to using my skills to help organisations and often carry out work without pay (recent projects include work for Reprieve and the Children’s Legal Centre). I try to help with these types of requests wherever I can, so please feel free to contact me to discuss further.