Twanieka Alcindor: Rising Star

2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings is pleased to announce that Twanieka Alcindor has been named as the “Rising Star – Legal Services Innovator” by the Women in Law Awards 2020.

Twanieka was called to the Bar in 2015 and is a barrister within chambers specialising in crime and family matters. This year, Twanieka was called to the Jamaican Bar.

Twanieka has represented clients in a variety of matters in the Police Station, Youth/ Magistrates Court and Crown Court and has built a reputation of being professional, relatable, and empathetic, particularly with vulnerable and youth clients.

In 2014, Twanieka founded the reputable pro-bono project ‘Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen’, which provides free legal assistance and support in a variety of legal matters, weekly in a busy Brixton Soup Kitchen. Their motto is “turn nobody away”. Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen hosted the first filmed knife-crime mock-trial ‘Brixton on Trial’ at the Royal Courts of Justice in 2017.

Twanieka is passionate about encouraging those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to get into law, for women already in pursuit of a legal career to progress and is a member of chambers Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Committee.