Our People

Jacqueline McKenzie
Jacqueline is a law graduate with post graduate qualifications in international relations and human rights. As a solicitor she practised in the areas of civil litigation, criminal and immigration law at top civil liberties firm, Birnberg Peirce and partners. There she acted in sensitive and high profile cases, including for the family of the late Jean Charles de Menezes. During this time she also managed a complex asylum and immigration portfolio of cases which included entry clearance and port refusals, settlement and naturalisation, EEA, ECHR, asylum and fresh claims and appeals against deportation. She has experience of advocacy in the Asylum and Immigration Chamber and a significant track record in securing bail from immigration detention, overturning refusals and in obtaining leave to remain for her clients.

Jacqueline is a level 2 OISC adviser and able to represent applicants and appellants across a wide range of complex immigration and asylum situations.

Michele Beute
Michele is a law graduate who trained as a barrister before working extensively in various countries in the Middle East, Asia and South East Asia. She is a qualified English language teacher with British Council experience and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and postgraduate qualifications in project management and quality assurance.

Part of Michele’s career involved working as an in-house civil litigation legal adviser for a blue chip organisation in the UK and as a consultant for international organisations in the Middle East.

Michele is a Level 1 OISC adviser and able to represent applicants with a wide range of immigration applications.