Becca Naylor

I am passionate about ensuring people have access to justice.

I am Head of Pro Bono at global law firm Reed Smith for EMEA, encouraging and inspiring all our lawyers to provide free legal advice to individuals in need, charities and non-profits.

I was inspired to a career in human rights after hearing Nick Yarris speak about his exoneration from death row. Before joining Reed Smith I volunteered at Reprieve as part of its Abuses in Counter Terrorism team and during my training contract I went on secondment to Liberty and worked in its Advice and Information Team. I qualified in our pro bono team and I am now a Senior Associate responsible for leading our pro bono work.

In 2018, I was seconded to Safe Passage as joint Head of Casework & Programmes to assist with reuniting unaccompanied children with their relatives in Europe. I work with Kids in Need of Defense UK on leave to remain cases for undocumented children and their families who have a right to remain in the UK and I am part of Reed Smith’s Global Refugee Protection Project in Greece and Jordan. A large part of my role is engaging lawyers across our offices on pro bono matters including disability rights, domestic violence, prisoner rights, ending female genital mutilation, combatting human trafficking and protecting refugees.