Lyndsay Monaghan Senior Associate Solicitor
Lyndsay is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Scottish Women’s Rights Centre. She completed her traineeship within a private practice firm, with a strong focus on family law and civil court work.
As a law student at the University of Strathclyde in 2015, she was one of the first student volunteers at the Law Clinic for the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC), assisting with the SWRC helpline and casework. She undertook a summer internship with the SWRC and continued to volunteer on the helpline throughout her traineeship and post qualification. She was appointed Co-Student Director of the Law Clinic from 2015-2016. Lyndsay works in the SWRC, providing advice, information and representation to women who have experienced gender based violence through our helpline, surgery and legal casework, as well as delivering training and awareness raising events.
Eilidh Turnbull Trainee Solicitor
Eilidh is a Trainee Solicitor and Justice First Fellow through the Legal Education Foundation. Her fellowship is sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, through Skadden’s Justice First Skadden Trainee (JUST) Programme. She has an LLM in Human Rights and Migration Law and has a background in case work, legal research, and communications.
Eilidh previously worked at the British Institute of Human Rights as a Human Rights Officer. Here her work involved designing and delivering human rights learning and practice projects, workshops and co-produced resources, as well as leading inclusive and participatory policy work.
Eilidh is passionate about using the law as a tool for positive change and making human rights more accessible for all.
Constance Trepanier Legal Caseworker
Constance is a Legal Caseworker in our Scottish Women’s Rights Centre.
She is a recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh (LLM Human Rights), following the completion of a first Master’s in Security Studies at the University College of London (UCL). After having initially focused academically on international relations, she decided to specialise in international and European human rights law. She is particularly interested in migration and asylum issues, as well as women’s rights and their protection from gender-based violence at work and in education among others.
She has experience working with displaced persons and asylum-seekers in Canada, France and Belgium through various organisations. This interest brought her to the EU institutions where she worked at the European Commission and the European Parliament on EU asylum policies and on amending legislative proposals to reflect a human rights-based approach. She also conducted advocacy work with the International Rescue Committee towards the EU institutions.