Sandhya Drew graduated in English & Modern Languages from the University of Oxford. After teaching in the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Bologna for two years, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993 (NI 2003) after study at what is now the City Law School.
Sandhya practised full-time for the next twenty years from Tooks Chambers, with a successful practice in national and international employment and public law. She acted for her clients at all levels up to the then House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights, including in a case which led to the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Sandhya has worked cross-border and in other jurisdictions including India. Latterly, she was engaged as a Consultant on Forced Labour by the International Labour Organisation. She joined City Law School in January 2019.
Sandhya holds a current Practising Certificate, accepts work compatible with her academic commitments and is also a CEDR Qualified Mediator with specialist skill in workplace and sports disputes.
Sandhya is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a Visiting Professor of Employment Law on the University of Paris Nanterre’s Joint Masters’ Degree in French Law and Common Law.
At City, Sandhya leads the Judicial Review Elective and Advocacy Submissions on the Bar Vocational Studies course. She also convenes Employment Law on the LLB. She has taught across City’s law courses, including Civil Litigation, Drafting, Civil oral and written Advocacy, Opinion Writing and Employment Law to Bar students, and Employment Law and International Human Rights Law to LLB students.