Rebecca joined Wilsons as a senior immigration caseworker in 2021. She provides advice and assistance in a wide range of immigration, asylum and human rights cases.
Rebecca graduated from Durham University in 2014 with a BA in Classics. She later studied the GDL and LPC, passing both with distinction, and trained in an international law firm.
During her legal training Rebecca spent 6 months in the firm’s pro bono team, where she worked on family reunification cases and helped to establish an award-winning project increasing access to legal advice for asylum seekers on Lesvos.
After qualifying as a solicitor in 2019 Rebecca undertook an LLM in public international law at the London School of Economics.
She graduated in 2020 with distinction and received the LSE’s Lauterpacht-Higgins prize. Her LLM dissertation explored the recognition of nationality deprivation as a form of persecution in international refugee law.
Prior to joining Wilsons Rebecca volunteered with organisations aiming to support and empower survivors of torture, oppression and displacement, including the Helen Bamber Foundation and Cara.
She spent several months volunteering as an English teacher in a rehabilitation centre for Syrian refugees in Jordan, established and run by a group of Syrian women. More recently she has volunteered with IRAP, providing remote legal assistance to refugees in Jordan navigating family reunification and resettlement processes.
Rebecca is accredited as a Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s IAAS scheme and is a member of the HRLA’s Young Lawyers’ Committee.