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About Megan Finnis

Megan is a Trainee Solicitor currently sitting in the Civil Liberties team, where she is assisting Cormac McDonough in a varied and complex case load, including in Article 2 inquests and actions against the police and other public bodies.

Megan completed her first seat with the Medical Negligence department, assisting on a range of cases including inquests, psychiatric and fatal injury claims. During her second seat with the Housing department, she had the opportunity to work on matters including homelessness, unlawful eviction, discrimination and judicial review proceedings, before completing a third seat in the Personal Injury department, assisting on a variety of fast-track and multi-track claims including, catastrophic injury and fatal claims.

Megan joined Hodge Jones & Allen in 2019 as a paralegal in the Civil Liberties department, where she assisted Jocelyn Cockburn predominantly on Article 2 inquests and associated civil claims against state bodies.

Prior to joining the firm, Megan worked at Hickman & Rose solicitors as a paralegal in their Civil Liberties team. She also volunteered at a number of organisations with an ethos of promoting access to justice, including law centres, the CAB and human rights organisations.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Police Action Lawyers Group
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association

Career & Personal Interests


  • Civil Liberties Paralegal – Hickman and Rose Solicitors- 2018
  • Researcher and Administrative Support to the University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre – 2016


  • University of Law – Legal Practice Course– 2018, Distinction
  • University of Manchester – Law LLB- 2017, First

Personal Interests

Megan enjoys travelling, reading and seeing live music. She regularly attends events promoting access to justice.

Further Reading Megan Finnis
Civil Liberties and Human Rights