Aoife Gillespie joins Mercy Law Resource Centre as volunteer solicitor
Aoife Gillespie has joined Mercy Law Resource Centre, which provides free legal advice to homeless people, as a volunteer solicitor.
Ms Gillespie is a dual-qualified solicitor and barrister who currently heads the immigration team at Dublin firm Philip Lee.
Having called to The Bar of Ireland in 2009, Ms Gillespie spent over six years acting on behalf of individuals challenging public body decisions in the areas of asylum and immigration, social welfare and housing law and international adoption and family law.
She also worked with a variety of NGOs on human rights matters, including Women’s Aid, Marriage Equality, One Family and Mercy Law.
Since joining Philip Lee in 2015, prior to joining the roll of solicitors in 2016, Ms Gillespie has advised a range of public bodies and corporate clients on a variety of matters regarding statutory and administrative decision making powers, EU and constitutional law, fair procedures and general public law matters.
She has particular knowledge of the law on freedom of information and access to environmental information.
In a statement, Mercy Law said: “Aoife’s extensive human rights and public law experience will hugely enhance the impact of the work of MLRC and we feel most fortunate that she will be working with us in a voluntary basis.
“We are extremely grateful to Aoife for kindly contributing her time to the work of MLRC at this time when our service is in huge demand.
“We are confident that Aoife’s past experience and expertise will greatly strengthen our work providing free legal advice and representation to vulnerable families and individuals experiencing homelessness.”