Gillian Kelly is an Irish national who joined Milieu in June 2014. She has just completed the Irish Barrister-at-Law Degree Course. She holds an LL.M from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Civil Law with European Studies from University College Dublin. She also attended Paris X University where she obtained a Diploma in French Law.
Prior to joining Milieu, Gillian was a Legal and Marketing Assistant at Van Bael & Bellis Law Firm where she worked on EU regulatory and competition law issues. She also completed traineeships at the European Commission (Directorate-General for Justice) and with Sarah Ludford MEP at the European Parliament. She gained extensive experience in justice and fundamental rights issues and was involved in drafting the impact assessments on the right to legal aid in criminal proceedings and the presumption of innocence.
Gillian worked on the defence team in the case of Prosecutor v Stojan Zupljanin at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. She spent time working in the Foreign Direct Investment Department of Joinway Law Firm in Shanghai. She also worked within the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division of the OECD where she carried out extensive research on privacy laws and prepared an analytical report on the application of European Union privacy laws to websites based outside Europe.
Gillian wrote an article entitled “The Right of Access to a Lawyer in Criminal Proceedings” which was published in the Irish Parchment Magazine. She also wrote an article on Ireland’s trust in the EU which was published in the ebook “Senior Trainee”.
Languages: English, Spanish, French