Death Notice

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Belfast solicitor Eibhlínn McAleer (née Lynch) has suddenly passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced. Ms McAleer qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and had worked in private practice as well as as a personal assistant to Judge Corinne Philpott QC.

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Tributes have been paid to barrister Deborah Wheeler, one of Ireland's leading conveyancing experts, who has passed away. Ms Wheeler, who called to The Bar of Ireland in 1977 after studying at TCD and the King's Inns, edited the definitive collection of Irish conveyancing precedents in the 1990s and

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Dublin solicitor Seán Gallagher has passed away after being hospitalised with coronavirus. Mr Gallagher qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and established his own practice in Merchant's Court in 1994, but stepped back from active practice last year.

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Retired Canadian judge Peter Cory, whose work investigating collusion during the Troubles led to a series of public inquiries, has passed away at the age of 94. Justice Cory, who served on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1989 to 1999, was appointed in 2001 under an agreement between the Irish and B

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Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has led tributes to children's rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has passed away following illness. Ms Gibbons, a qualified social worker, played a key role in a number of child abuse inquiries and was the inaugural chair of Tusla from 2014 to 2018.

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Faculty and students at Dublin City University (DCU) have paid tribute to Dr Aonghus Cheevers, who has passed away at the age of 43. Dr Cheevers, whose research focused on mediation, joined DCU School of Law and Government as assistant professor of private law in September 2019.

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Retired Belfast solicitor Jacinta McCullough has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said. Ms McCullough qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and worked in a number of practices, including Lennon Toner & O’Neill, Madden & Finucane and latterly McCullough and Co. on Upper N

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Cork solicitor Michael Enright, a former president of the Southern Law Association, has passed away. He died peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital on Wednesday and his funeral took place in private.

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Retired lawyer and judge John P. Shearer has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said. Mr Shearer, originally from Glasgow, was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1954.

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Retired Coleraine solicitor John Lawson Baxter has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced. Mr Baxter, who was admitted to the roll of solicitors in November 1964, passed away on Saturday.

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Retired lawyer Catherine Rossmann Archbold, née McHale, has passed away suddenly. Ms Archbold, a legal executive, joined Co Kildare firm Coughlan White & Partners in the late 1980s and became head of its debt collection and licensing department.

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Retired solicitor Roisin Doris (née McGrath) has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has confirmed. Ms Doris was a former principal in private practice (PPP) with E&L Kennedy Solicitors in Belfast city centre.

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Retired Bangor solicitor Cynthia Baxter, also known as Cynthia Hopkirk, has passed away at the age of 84. Ms Baxter was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1975 and was a partner in the Bangor office of Wilson Nesbitt until her retirement in 1992.

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Barrister, commentator and law lecturer Paul Anthony McDermott SC has passed away at the age of 47, the Law Library has said. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan led tributes on Twitter, writing that he was "deeply saddened" by the loss of "a very talented barrister, popular lecturer and entertaining

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Retired Belfast solicitor Robert Watts has passed away at the age of 96. Mr Watts joined C&J Black Solicitors in the 1940s after serving in World War II, eventually becoming a senior partner.

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