Orlando joined the firm as a paralegal in September 2019 after completing a law conversion at City Law School. Before the conversion, he graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Philosophy, an interest he retains to this day. During his degree, Orlando was also involved in student film projects and college rowing competitions.
Orlando is a firm believer in access to justice and procedural fairness, and considers the transparency and fairness of institutional procedure to be at least as important as legal rights on paper. For this reason he has performed a variety of volunteering roles to enable people to get the most out of their legal system. He held classes in schools on fundamental rights for the Human Rights Education Project, then volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, assisting claimants applying for orders from the Family court to protect themselves. Before coming to LTP, Orlando was a senior caseworker at Bail for Immigration detainees, representing long-term IRC detainees applying for release from periods of non-criminal imprisonment of up to two years. This experience in particular impressed on him the need for legal assistance for the people most vulnerable in our system.