Xinyi Chen (known as Anastasia) joined our team as the paralegal/receptionist in May 2023, and is passionate to develop her skills in Family and Housing Law matters.
Anastasia completed her undergraduate degree in English Law at University of Dundee in 2020, Master degree in International Human Rights Law at University of Leicester in 2021 and the Legal Practice Course at University of Law in 2022. During her time at universities, she has been an active member of the family clinics at Pro Bono Societies to expand her experience and knowledge in family law matters.
Outside Anastasia’s study, she took opportunity to join the Witness Service of Citizens Advice Bureau at both Highbury Corner Magistrates Court and Wood Green Crown Court to assist victims and witnesses to give evidence in the court while working closely with Crown Prosecution Services (CPS). She also undertook some Pro Bono work at the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) to assist vulnerable victims of domestic violence by taking down witness statements and assisting them by completing a Non-Molestation Order application.
Anastasia prides herself on her personal and friendly approach. Anastasia recognises that as a member in the Family and Housing Law team, it is not just a 9-5 job, it is also a vocation. Anastasia is also fluent in Mandarin as a native speaker.
In her spare time, Anastasia enjoys travelling, learning and cooking cuisines from all cultures, and doing some DIY projects for both herself and her reptiles.