Zoe Bedford

Joint Head of UK Litigation
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Zoe works on Reprieve’s strategic litigation efforts which seek to hold the British Government to account for complicity in the death penalty, torture, secret detention and extrajudicial killings abroad. She manages a diverse portfolio of cases before the English Courts, Tribunals and complaints mechanisms, as well as before a range of international and regional human rights mechanisms. These cases include civil and public law actions, information law claims and human rights complaints.

Before joining Reprieve, Zoe qualified as a solicitor at Allen & Overy LLP and was seconded to Liberty as part of her training contract. On qualification in 2011 Zoe moved to the Howard League for Penal Reform, where she worked on prison and public law cases for children and young people in the criminal justice system.

Zoe speaks French, German, Portuguese and Swahili. She has also lived and worked in Brazil, Tanzania and Uganda.