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Niamh’s diverse background stretches across multiple international jurisdictions including the Republic of Ireland, the USA and various countries within the Middle East and Asia. Prior to commencing her practice as a Barrister, Niamh also worked as an in-house legal advisor for an international oil and gas company providing legal advice across multiple jurisdictions. Niamh also worked as a Dispute Specialist Consultant for an international claims’ consultancy whereby she advised on and developed strategies to execute the most efficient and effective dispute resolution proceedings for her clients.
Niamh’s practice in Ireland was primarily focused on family law, representing clients in matters such as judicial separation and divorce, including obtaining ancillary financial orders in such proceedings. Niamh has also advised clients in respect of jurisdictional challenges for matrimonial disputes involving parties residing in different countries.
Niamh was selected by the Bar Council of Ireland for a secondment to the internationally renowned Innocence Project in Ohio, USA in 2016. The Innocence Project aims to exonerate innocent people and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Niamh spent several months supervising a team of law graduates investigating potential wrongful convictions. Niamh was also the winner of the Young Barrister of the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland 2016.
Niamh has also practiced in the DIFC Courts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The DIFC Courts are an independent English language common law judiciary, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction governing civil and commercial disputes nationally, regionally and worldwide. Niamh acted as lead and co-counsel in a number of civil disputes before the DIFC Courts in addition to acting as lead counsel in domestic arbitration disputes in the UAE.
Niamh was called to the Bar of Ireland, the Bar of England and Wales, and also enjoys rights of audience in the DIFC Courts, UAE. Niamh also attained a specialised qualification in international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University, London.