Our Team


Dr. Paul Chiy LLB, LLM, PhD, FCILEX,FCIArb

Dr. Paul Chiy is a Barrister and Solicitor Advocate of England and Wales. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, academic, and former Magistrate of the Cambridge Bench.

Dr Chiy is passionate about social justice and has founded a number of community interest to foster the rights of those that are underprivileged. His legal career spans the public and private sectors in both the developed and developing world, and his academic contributions include three books and numerous refereed journals publications. He has advised various departments of the United Kingdom on justice, security, human rights, and governance, in particular anti-corruption, including the delivery of UK anti-corruption policy.


Lucy Dadge FRICS MCIArb

Lucy Dadge is the Chief Commissioning Officer for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs. She is an experienced director with a strong track record and history of working within the healthcare industry. She also has non-executive experience in the health and housing sectors.


Alastair Logan OBE

Alastair Logan is a qualified solicitor who has worked to make the justice system fairer. He is involved in a number of issues relating to human rights and received an OBE in 2002 for his services to justice. He is currently a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a member of the National Taser Stakeholders Advisory Group and chair of the Solicitors’ International Human Rights Group. We hope to engage his expertise on human right issues in the UK.


Melanie Weatherley MBE

Melanie is a Fellow of NICE and Skills for Care and Co-Chair of the Care Association Alliance – a national body bringing together representatives of care associations to engage with the wider health and care system. She is a passionate advocate for the provision of home and community care, has been the Chair of Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) since 2016. Melanies is the Chief Executive, Walnut Care Ltd which she co-founded in 2002, now one of the largest domiciliary care providers in Lincolnshire, employing over 200 care professionals and providing 600,000 care visits annually. She bring experience of not only running a successful Domiciliary Care organisation but also running Regional Care Providers Association and national liaison with Care Association Alliance.

Union Director,Representative

Nicole Papantoniou LLB (Hons), BPTC, MCIArb

Nicole Papantoniou was called to the Bar of England and Wales on 13 October 2022 by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is non-practising Barrister of England and Wales. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Nicole is a Director of the Care Workers Union since 11 August 2023.

Nicole is passionate about social justice and promoting the human rights of underrepresented communities. In pursuit of this passion, she is actively involved in the representation and advocacy of the rights of those in the diasporas. Nicole has worked with a variety of NGO’s promoting the rights and protection of immigrants and refugees, individuals who have suffered from torture and abuse, and the rights of immigrants.

She is reputed for exposing the challenges, exploitation, unfair treatment and abuse that migrant workers are exposed to in the care sector industry. Her goal is to protect the rights of such workers and to champion for fair working conditions and equitable treatment of workers.


Business Development Director, Representative

Sonia Warner, BSc, MSc

Sonia Warner is a leadership, governance and institutional development expert. In June 2024, she concluded her civil service career spanning 37 years. During this period, she worked in a range of developing countries, particularly across the African Continent, gaining extensive expertise and networks. She is currently a PhD Candidate and Leadership Scholar at the Africa Leadership Centre, Kings College London.  

She is a strong advocate in combatting all forms of discrimination, having successfully sued the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in November 2021 for unconscious bias racial discrimination at London Employment Tribunals.  This landmark victory has since inspired other victims of discrimination to pursue their own cases.

Along with her passion for social justice and accountability she brings an extensive range of experience to the team as a strategic and policy lead.