MLRC is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Managing Solicitor, Ms Rebecca Keatinge. Rebecca was previously a Solicitor with the Centre.
Rebecca is a solicitor with extensive experience in immigration and human rights law. She worked briefly for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). After this, she joined the legal aid charity Refugee and Migrant Justice in London as an appeals Caseworker and Team leader. Within this role, Rebecca provided legal advice and representation to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees. She then worked for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Cambodia.
In 2010, Rebecca joined Brophy Solicitors in Dublin as an apprentice. Ms. Keatinge excelled in her apprenticeship receiving the Law Society EU law prize for the highest mark in the First Examination EU law exam; she was a prize-winner in the Law Society Client Consultation competition. Ms. Keatinge qualified in 2013 and during her time at Brophy solicitors, worked predominantly in the areas of immigration and human rights.
Rebecca has been involved with several charities including the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, Legal Aid of Cambodia, mental health charity Aware, and Irish charity Ruhama. She was previously a member of the Anti-Trafficking Legal Group (ATLEP). Rebecca is currently a member of the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) and a board member of National Traveller MABS.
Rebecca is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on housing and migration. She was recently a consultant to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the area of housing, homelessness and migrant integration.