Róisín Finnegan, Paralegal
Róisín is a paralegal at Wesley Gryk Solicitors. She joined the firm in February 2021. She assists Rachael Ockenden with her caseload, which covers a wide range of immigration and nationality law matters.
Before joining Wesley Gryk, Róisín worked as a Legal Caseworker at the AIRE Centre in the realm of Asylum and Human Trafficking Law. She assisted in the preparation of third party interventions in numerous cases before the European Court of Human Rights (including before the Grand Chamber in Abdi Ibrahim v Norway) and the UK High Court in D.A. and others v SSHD.
Memberships and volunteering
- Member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers.
- Volunteered as a Literacy Support Mentor at a disadvantaged primary school in Dublin while at University with the educational charity, Suas.
- Served as a Committee Member of Amnesty International while on Erasmus at the University of Groningen where she organised numerous events concerning press freedom.
Education and experience
- LLB, Trinity College Dublin (First Class Honours)
- Erasmus year abroad at the University of Groningen.
- Completed internships at two of Ireland’s leading public and commercial law firms.
- Worked as a Research Assistant at Trinity College Dublin in the field of Public International Law and International Human Rights law.
- Legal Caseworker at the AIRE Centre in the realm of Asylum and Human Trafficking Law.
- Delivered a guest lecture at London South Bank University to an MSc course in ‘Asylum policy in the EU and Member States’.
- Assisted to research and draft ‘Sexual Violence in Ireland: A research report by Trinity’s Free Legal Advice Clinic, in association with the Rape Crisis Network’ (2017).