Wendy Lyon
    Wendy Lyon holds a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Griffith College Dublin, graduating with distinction.

    Coming from a background of social and political activism, she joined KOD Lyons in early 2012 after many years of working in Dáil Éireann. She now works in our Human Rights section, specialising in immigration/refugee law and sexual, reproductive and maternity rights. Her essay “Client Criminalisation and Sex Workers’ Right to Health”, based on her master’s thesis, was selected by Justice Michael Peart for the Best Article award in the Hibernian Law Journal 2014. She has acted for a number of women in historical abuse cases, including symphysiotomy, illegal adoption and Magdalene laundries. Wendy acted for Mother B in the recent High Court case establishing the right of a pregnant woman to refuse a caesarean section, described by the Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services in Ireland (AIMS Ireland) as “the most important case for maternity rights in our lifetime”.

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