Savannah Sevenzo

Call: 2023


Savannah is a pupil barrister specialising in crime and family law. She joined chambers in October 2023 and is currently supervised by Stephen Knight.

Prior to pupillage, Savannah worked as a Policy Analyst at the Bar Council, leading on equality and diversity campaigns at the Bar. During her time in this role, she organised the Race at the Bar Summit 2021, coauthored the Race at the Bar Reports, and advised barristers of all levels of seniority on the Bar Council’s Ethical Enquiries Helpline.  She also coordinated the Bar Council’s Race Working Group, Equality and Diversity Officers Network and Wellbeing at the Bar programme.

Savannah has further background in equality and human rights work. At the University of Sussex, she was elected to the role of undergraduate education officer where she started the students’ union’s decolonizing education campaign. She spent a year studying abroad in Massachusetts where she attended protests alongside local Black Lives Matter activists and volunteered for Amnesty International in New York. She has also lived in Nicaragua, Central America where she taught at a bilingual primary school and was involved in a feminist community movement for women’s rights in the country.

Alongside her legal studies Savannah volunteered with Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group, Advocate, the Free Representation Unit, and Rape Crisis England and Wales. These experiences gave her insights into immigration, family, and employment law, and into the criminal justice system from the point of view of RASSO complainants.

Savannah is particularly experienced in working with young people, having worked in teaching, tutoring, and various other youth support roles over the last 10 years. She has an interest in representing young defendants and children in family matters.

In her spare time Savannah enjoys creative writing and recreational football. She is a published poet and has performed poetry and music at venues in Brighton and London.



BTC, BPP University (Outstanding)
GDL, University of Sussex (with Merit)
Philosophy and English, BA Hons, University of Sussex (First Class)
English and American Literature Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts (First Class Year Abroad)


Cassel Scholarship, Lincolns Inn (2020)
Advocacy Scholarship, BPP University (2020)
University of Sussex Criminal Advocacy Competition (2018)