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Academic and professional qualifications

Solicitor advocate, England & Wales (1995)

Barrister, England & Wales (Lincoln's Inn, 2019)

Doctorate in law, University of Oxford (2011)


Masters in Legal Research, University of Oxford (2007)


Common Professional Examination and Law Society Final Examination (1991-1993)


BA/MA, University of Cambridge (1990/1997)


Accredited mediator


Rebecca Mooney is an experienced litigator and legal academic. 

Rebecca practices as a consultant solicitor-advocate, and independent researcher. Her case work includes international criminal law/universal jurisdiction cases, as well as high value complex multi-jurisdictional civil claims involving fraud, state corruption, and linked human rights abuses. She has legal practice and academic experience in public and private international law, international criminal law, universal jurisdiction investigations, humanitarian law, refugees, asylum seekers and immigration; human rights, public and constitutional law, EU law (and post-Brexit arrangements); emergency powers and counter-terrorism law; civil litigation and arbitration; fraud; UK Bribery Act; AML; Modern Slavery Act; comparative legal systems, strategic litigation, and mass harm/class action litigation procedures. Rebecca volunteers with a charity in Oxford providing front-line advice to refugees and asylum seekers.


Rebecca is a founding trustee of a start up 'tech' charity,  which is developing a digital platform to connect asylum seekers with essential support and services.  


She is also a founding director and trustee of a charity which uses legal mechanisms to end impunity for grave international crimes and systemic human rights abuses.

Through her role as the safeguarding governor for a specialist music school,  Rebecca has developed considerable knowledge of education law and child protection/safeguarding.

In 2021, Rebecca was appointed as a non-executive board director of English Sinfonia.

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