Keya is the Executive Director (Maternity Cover) of the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers, a community of legal leaders who are using their careers to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate the just transition.
Keya runs GAIL from the offices of Bates Wells, the first UK law firm to become a B Corp, where she was previously a practicing solicitor in the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise department and part of its Impact Economy practice, advising businesses, financial institutions, NGOs, social enterprises, B Corps and impact investors on a range of legal issues. She qualified as a lawyer at Linklaters LLP in London and has worked and seconded with a range of organisations in the private and non-profit sectors internationally, including the Human Rights Law Network (India), the Global Justice Centre (USA), the Mary Ward Legal Centre (UK) and Big Society Capital (UK). She is a member of The Chancery Lane Project’s Advisory Group and was formerly a trustee of the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action (CIVA).
Keya has a BA in Comparative Literature from Hamilton College (USA), an LLB from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law from the National Law School of India University (India). She is committed to using the law as a tool to create positive change and is interested in collaborative, transnational ways to address global, systemic problems.