Paghona Peggy Kerdo | Principal Solicitor
Peggy is an experienced and respected human rights lawyer, practicing mainly in immigration and refugee law, and workplace and industrial relations law. She also provides legal assistance and advice with wills and estate planning, probate, criminal law and family violence. Peggy is experienced in administrative law litigation at the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, Full Federal Court and High Court, and also appears at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Peggy is proud of her migrant background, her working class parents migrating to Australia from Greece in the early 1960s. Peggy works hard on behalf of marginalised and disadvantaged people and is passionate about service to the community.
She speaks English and Greek and is out and proud in the LGBTIQ+ community.
Hanan Ismail | Solicitor
Hanan has degrees in law and psychological science and was admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2016. She has experience in a wide range of legal matters including employment and workplace relations, wills and estate planning, criminal, family, and commercial law.
Hanan joined Kerdo Legal in September 2021 after deciding to pursue her true passion for migration law. She takes pride in assisting clients through all stages of their migration journey, from application, to appeal before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and at judicial review before the Federal Court.
Hanan has many personal ties and connections to migrant communities, and understands the psychological stress experienced by clients during the migration process. With a background in psychology and counselling, she always aims to handle every matter with empathy and compassion whilst assisting clients to navigate through Australia’s complex migration system.
Hanan is passionate about social justice and human rights, and significantly contributes to Kerdo Legal’s pro bono program.
Hanan is also fluent in Arabic.
Claire Proctor | Social Media and Communications Manager
Claire is Kerdo Legal’s Social Media Manager. Claire has a Bachelor of Commerce (2015) and is currently completing her Juris Doctor at Monash University.
Claire has worked in the social justice space in multiple capacities, including in roles doing social media, advocacy and systems improvement. Claire has worked in various parts of the social justice sector, predominantly with people seeking asylum and refugees, people with disabilities and community health.
Claire is passionate about social justice and is interested in human rights and employment law. Claire joined Kerdo Legal in October 2021