Call: 2023

Róisín commenced pupillage at Six Pump Court in October 2023 under the supervision of Nina Ellin KC, Christopher Badger and Grace Cullen.

Before pupillage, Róisín worked with the Centre for Climate Engagement at the University of Cambridge. She is an Editor of the Centre’s Law & Climate Atlas – a resource which highlights the intersections between climate change and various legal areas. Whilst working with the Centre, she researched the duties of directors, asset managers and other professionals in respect of climate change in contribution to its policy outputs. Róisín also worked with Amnesty International on their Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill and Abortion campaigns.

Róisín has a keen interest in International Law. She gained experience of strategic litigation before the European Court of Human Rights while working as a Caseworker at the AIRE Centre by helping to prepare third-party interventions in cases concerning human trafficking, asylum, and extradition law. While undertaking her LL.M., she helped the Cambridge Pro Bono Project to advise the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on a live case concerning women’s reproductive rights. This built on her experience as a research assistant to Dr Donna Lyons at Trinity College Dublin where she explored the relationship between Covid-19 and international human rights law frameworks.

Róisín has sat on panels at events at the University of Cambridge to speak about her work in climate change law and has delivered guest lectures on asylum and refugee law at London South Bank University. She also has experience working as an immigration paralegal at Wesley Gryk LLP.

Education

LLB, Trinity College Dublin (First Class) (2020)

LLM in International Law, University of Cambridge (First Class) (2022)

Bar Training Course, Inns of Court College of Advocacy (2023)

Awards

Hugh Bevan Prize, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (awarded for the most distinguished performance in the LLM by a Wolfson Student)

Outstanding Graduate Letter – Cross-Examination, Inns of Court College of Advocacy (awarded for receiving the highest mark out of 80 students in the Cross-Examination module)

Astbury Bar Course Scholarship, Middle Temple

Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple

Memberships

UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)

Planning and Environmental Bar Association (PEBA)

London Irish Lawyers Association (LILA)

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

Middle Temple

Publications

Is it better to lose some control? The stance of the Irish courts and legislature on closely-held companies and whether ‘control’ will justify piercing the corporate veil (Irish Law Times, 29 Oct 2021)

Blog

13th March 2024

Environmental Law News Update

In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Róisín Finnegan discusses using private law to tackle climate change in light of the recent Supreme Court...

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