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In pursuing a career as a lawyer, Diego Gallagher, now senior solicitor at the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) in Dublin, was following in his father’s footsteps. His dad Brian Gallagher had his own law firm, Gallagher Shatter, with Alan Shatter – a former minister for justice – an

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Barrister Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh of Matrix Chambers in London is no stranger to high-profile or controversial cases. And one of her most recent trials is no exception. Ms Ní Ghrálaigh was the sole woman barrister to defend one of the 'Colston Four', representing the only wom

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Coming from a legal family, Stuart Gilhooly SC, partner with HJ Ward & Co in Dublin, says it was always at the back of his mind that he was likely to pursue a career in that profession. But that didn't stop him from considering other options, in particular journalism when he was a young person w

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School was such a positive experience for Jenny Moore, employment lawyer with Danske Bank UK in Belfast, that she didn't want to leave an educational setting. Becoming a teacher was the career path she thought she would choose from a young age. But that was only after she decided to take an academic

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During the decades that Keith Walsh has been practising family law, the world in which he operates has undergone a period of seismic change. When he joined the Legal Aid Board in Dublin as a clerk in 1998, divorce was virtually unheard of in the country – and it tended to come with a sense of

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As a child growing up in 1980s west Belfast, Pádraig Ó Muirigh did not have a lot of trust in authority. Living in the Falls Road area, he says the views he formed of the police and the army were negative ones, which were reinforced when his father spent seven years behind bars.

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Given his reputation as a libel lawyer who has never lost a case, it is little wonder that Gateley Tweed partner Paul Tweed is in such high demand. From politicians to Hollywood actors, royalty to pop stars, Mr Tweed’s client list reads like a who’s who of anyone and everyone who has eve

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