Rhea Harrikissoon has over 10 years PQE as a lawyer. She began her legal career in private practice specialising in family and child care law, representing parents in care proceedings.

She then found a passion and developed her legal skills in public law litigation at the Home Office and the Government Legal Department where she has extensive experience dealing with high profile judicial reviews, advising Ministers on changes to the policy on Human Trafficking and Asylum Support. She is therefore well placed to act for government clients.

More recently, Rhea has specialised in Public Inquiries and Review work, either as the Solicitor to the Inquiry or acting for Core Participants.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • Rhea is specialised in working on inquiries dealing with secret material and national security matters.
  • Throughout 2021, she was based in the British Overseas Territory of the British Virgin Islands, acting as the appointed Deputy Solicitor, then Solicitor, to the Commission of Inquiry, investigating and providing legal advice and support to the Commissioner into abuse, corruption and serious dishonesty into public office.
  • Rhea acted as the Solicitor for the Windrush Lessons Learned Review, advising the Chair on a variety of legal issues including the scope of her Terms of Reference, Maxwellisation, GDPR and challenges to the Report’s publication.
  • Rhea has worked on a number of public inquiries, dealing with large scale disclosure projects or drafting witness statements, acting for the Inquiry Legal Team or Core Participants in the Brook House Inquiry, Grenfell Inquiry, Covid-19 and the Infected Blood Inquiry.
  • She has extensive civil litigation experience representing government bodies throughout all stages of judicial review proceedings.