Our Paralegals

Paralegals are integral to our practice, we would not be able to deliver the level of service that we offer to our clients without them. 

Meet the Team

Our paralegals are highly dedicated to excellent client service and providing the best support to our fee earners in their cases. Often, you will be speaking to one of them who will be dealing with your case. 


Izzy Fish

Izzy joined SMW in November 2022. She assists David Bloom in our Financial and PoCA Department. 

Izzy graduated with a History degree from Cardiff University in 2019. She has since completed her GDL. Izzy is a future pupil at 5 St. Andrew's Hill Chambers and will be commending her Bar Course in September 2024. 

Hugo Cheema-Grubb

Hugo joined SMW in January 2023 as a paralegal. He assists Lorena Lowen in her practice in the Crown Court Department, dealing with a variety of serious criminal cases.

Hugo graduated with a first class degree in History at Queen Mary, University of London in 2020. He went on to graduate with Merit in the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) from City, University of London.

Enrico Braguglia

Enrico joined SMW in January 2023. He assists Katy Smart in our Extradition Department. 

Enrico graduated with a first class law degree from Queen Mary University of London in 2022. Prior to this, he graduated magna cum laude from Leiden University College in 2020.

Fionnuala Halfacre 

Fi joined SMW in April 2023. She assists Daniel Cavaglieri in our Magistrates' Court Department. 

Fi was a paralegal at a number of firms prior to joining SMW. She graduated from a Masters of Laws from the University of Bristol in 2022, and a law degree from the University of Sussex in 2018. 

Ahlam Omar 

Ahlam joined SMW in August 2023. She assists in the Extradition Department. 

Ahlam graduated from City University in 2018 with a law degree, and completed her Legal Practice Course in 2023. 

Allison Hochhalter

Allison joined SMW in September 2023. She assists David Sonn in a number of driving and private prosecution matters.

Allison had a career in the USA in the finance industry prior to achieving a Distinction in a Masters of Laws from UCL in 2022. She completed her Bar Vocational Studies in 2023. She is awaiting to begin pupillage at 25 Bedford Row in September 2024. 

Natasha Hardaker

Natasha joined SMW in March 2024. She assists Rachel Hobba and Phoebe Coleman in our Crown Court Department. 

Natasha is a Lord Denning Scholar awarded by Lincoln's Inn. She graduated from the University of Warwick with a law degree in 2022. She completed her Bar Course in 2024. Natasha will begin pupillage at 5 King's Bench Walk Chambers in September 2025. 

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