Eliah English

Pupil Barrister

Eliah joined Chambers as a First-Six Pupil in October 2021 under the supervision of Dominic Thomas. Eliah recently started her Second-Six under the supervision of Sheryl Nwosu.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Eliah has focused primarily on human trafficking and modern slavery. She has experience providing support to victims of exploitation. Eliah worked as a researcher on the COMCRIM project where her research focused on human trafficking for the purpose of criminal exploitation within the realm of drug trafficking. She is the founder and director of the Liberty Lines Project, a voluntary organisation focused on educating young people on grooming and exploitation.

Eliah has a strong academic background. During her undergraduate degree she was awarded the Sarah Spells Prize for best performance in thesis. She completed her LLM in International Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School, NYC. Her academic research focused on exploitation within global supply chains.

Her other experience includes environmental activism, supply chain auditing and international and immigration law case work.

Year of Call: 2021

Qualifications and Awards:

  • James Hunt Prize (2022)
  • LLM in Immigration Law & Bar Professional Training Court (BPTC) – University of Law (2021)
  • LLM in International Criminal Law – Joint Programme at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School (2019)
  • LLB Law – School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (2018)
  • Sarah Spells Prize for Best Performance in Thesis; SOAS LLB (2018)
  • Qalam wa Lawh Centre for Arabic Studies (2015)


  • Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Corporation; SOAS Law Journal


  • Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn


Spanish (Fluent), Arabic (Beginner)