Yasmin Karabasic is a Trainee Legal Executive in our Prison Law team based at our Havant office.
Yasmin joined Swain & Co Solicitors in July 2018 having just graduated from the University of Southampton with a 2:1 in her LLB Law Degree, as a legal assistant directly assisting the Head of the Prison and Public Law Department, Dean Kingham.
Yasmin’s studies at university focussed on domestic and international criminal law, transitional justice, human rights and miscarriages of justice; and her dissertation explored the current state of access to justice in the UK, dissecting two strands of access to justice – access to the Courts and access to real justice. She holds keen interests in government and politics, sociology and law and civil liberties.
Her role at Swain & Co Solicitors began by providing administration and assistance to Dean Kingham, however following a successful year in which her passion for prison law has flourished, Yasmin has taken the next step in progressing her legal career in starting her Chartered Legal Executive training with the CILEx Law School, while still assisting Dean Kingham as a paralegal, assisting with files and cases such as parole and recall reviews for lifers, IPPs, EDS’, to category A review cases, applications to the CCRC and successful judicial review claims.
Yasmin is passionate about justice within prison law and is excited to begin her training as a prison lawyer to progress to be able to represent clients herself. She is supported in her training by Dean and other members of the prison law department. Yasmin wishes to specialise as a prison lawyer focusing on
Yasmin is not afraid to advocate for prisoners’ rights, evidenced in her contribution to the BBC radio Humberside debate on PAVA spray for prison officers. She also is passionate about justice and reform for those convicted under the law of Joint Enterprise, having worked with organisations such as JENgBA.
Out of the office, Yasmin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music and watching documentaries.