Shauneen Lambe holds an MA from Edinburgh University, is a qualified Barrister in England and Wales and an Attorney in Louisiana, USA. After qualifying as a lawyer Shauneen worked in the southern United States representing those facing the death penalty. Her work involved representing a number of juveniles on death row including the exoneration of Ryan Matthews in 2004, after five years on death row. In 1999, she helped set up Reprieve, a UK charity that uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantanamo Bay and was a board member until 2006.
In 2006 she set up Just for Kids Law (JfK Law) in London, an organization that provides support, advice and representation to young people in trouble with the law. In 2010, JfK Law was voted the best not-for profit legal aid organization in England and Wales. In 2006, Shauneen was selected as one of Management Today’s 35 Women Aged under 35. In 2010, Shauneen was honoured to be asked by the World Economic Forum to be a ‘Young Global Leader’.