Diane Sechi

Diane Sechi

Diane is a social welfare lawyer at South West London Law Centre. Currently her main areas of work cover housing, welfare benefit challenges at the Upper Chamber and community care. In the past she has dealt with extensively with debt cases and ran employment cases. Diane also acts as a duty solicitor at the County Court representing defendants to possession claims. Before joining South West London Law Centre in 2010, Diane worked in Springfield Law Centre situated in Springfield Psychiatric hospital, where she dealt exclusively with vulnerable mental health service users.

Being concerned with the link between poverty and poor health, Diane has assisted the Money Advice Liaison Group together with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in developing practice guidelines for consumers with mental health problems and debt. Viewing access to justice as a right, Diane promotes Pro Bono services where legal aid funding is no longer available. She is also a trustee for the Pro Bono Unit.