Prior to joining the Bar, Kitan gained a wealth of experience across the legal and third sector in varied areas of law and practice. She uses the knowledge and experience gained from these to provide holistic defence to her clients.
As a paralegal at Simpson Millar, she drafted letters before claim for judicial reviews and worked on cases within the education and community care department.
Kitan also worked as a paralegal at Birds Solicitors where she gained experience across all areas of prison law. She drafted representations to prisons and the Parole Board regarding recalls, recategorization, and parole hearings.
As a Legal Intern at JUSTICE, Kitan provided legal research and analysis to the Preventing Digital Exclusion from Online Justice, Innovations in Personally-Delivered Advice and Mental Health and Fair Trial Reports.
Kitan was a Youth Advocacy Worker for BLAM UK where she was responsible for managing the school exclusions project. She also provided training to schools and local authorities on incorporating anti-racist practices and diversifying the curriculum. Kitan was also invited to present to community groups and appear on a podcast about racism in the education system.
Kitan has a strong commitment to voluntary and pro-bono work. She has volunteered for APPEAL, Citizens Advice, Support through Court, Howard League for Penal Reform, and Mind where she developed excellent client care skills and experience in working with vulnerable individuals. She currently provides pro-bono representation through Advocate.