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Our Team

Lucy Claridge

Lucy Claridge

Executive Director

Lucy is the Executive Director of the International Lawyers Project.


Prior to joining ILP, she was the Senior Counsel and Head of the Strategic Legal Response Centre at Forest Peoples Programme. 


Her work focused on helping forest and indigenous people across the globe secure their rights to their lands and their livelihoods before international, regional and domestic bodies and courts.

Megan Musni

Megan Musni

Senior Legal Manager 

Governance and Accountability

Megan is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines with 6 years' experience working in the Philippines' Supreme Court, where she lectured and managed a number of judiciary reform programs, including on the Code of Conduct for Public Officials.

Emily Horsbrugh

Emily Horsbrugh

Operations Manager

Emily is an accomplished operations professional with a strong background in non-profit operations and administration.


Emily brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles at WE Charity, where she led change programs and oversaw cross-functional areas of responsibility.

Jacob Odeh

Jacob Odeh

Legal Fellow

Jacob Odeh is a dedicated student of International Law committed to advancing human rights and social justice. 


With a strong academic background in International Law and practical experiences gained through internships at Clifford Chance, and Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), Jacob brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to his role as a Fellow at the International Lawyers Project.


Eva van der Merwe

Eva van der Merwe

Senior Programmes Director

Eva is ILP's Senior Programmes Director, having previously served as the charity's Executive Director. 


Before joining ILP, Eva worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK’s legal counsel and for TI’s global Defence Program, where she managed governance projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Lebanon, among others.

Maria Cristina Mundin

Maria Cristina Mundin

Senior Legal Manager

Environment and Sustainable Development

Maria Cristina Mundin is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary University of London. 


She leads International Lawyers Project's Environment and Sustainable Development programme.

Louise Curd

Louise Curd

Operations Manager (Maternity Cover)

Louise is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales (non-practicing) and spent more than a decade working as a commercial litigator in Manchester and London.  


Louise has always been passionate about using the law for those most in need and has provided pro bono and other voluntary support to many charities.  Following a career break to raise her family, Louise decided to transition into the non-profit sector.

Laura Otieno

Laura Otieno

Legal Fellow

Laura Otieno is an advocate trainee at the Kenya School of Law.  She holds an LL.B from Strathmore University.  She has previously interned at the Strathmore Tax Research Centre and participated in the International Tax Justice Academy 2023.  


She seeks to learn more about economic justice, international taxation and sovereign debt as a Sustainable Finance fellow.

Oliver Windridge

Oliver Windridge

Senior Counsel

Governance and Accountability

Oliver Windridge is an international lawyer with over 15 years’ experience specialising in anti-corruption, business and human rights, sanctions, international human rights, and international criminal law.

Mary Ongore

Mary Ongore

Legal Manager 

Sustainable Finance

Mary Ongore is a Kenyan legal professional with extensive experience in taxation. 


She holds an LLB degree from the University of Leeds and an LLM in Tax Law from Queen Mary University of London.

Eniola Ajao

Eniola Ajao

Legal Fellow

Eniola Ajao is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at Yale Law School. Prior to law school, she worked as a quantitative analyst at BlackRock, evaluating the risk and performance of investments with environmental, social, and or governance objectives. 


Eniola is interested in human rights and international development, with a special interest in women’s involvement and impact.

Shawlin Hussain

Shawlin Hussain

Legal Fellow

Shawlin Hussain is an aspiring public international law and human rights barrister with a staunch passion for utilising the law to deliver economic and environmental justice. 


She is a recent graduate from the University of Exeter, where she studied LLB (Hons) Law with Business, and is also an incoming Master of Laws student at the University of Cambridge.


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