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ORLA GALLAGHER

Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Human Rights
Personal Injury

Biography

MrsGallagher represents clients in judicial review, inquests, life sentence review hearings, clinical negligence and personal injuries. She has also represented clients in family law relocation proceedings and has a particular interest in human rights, climate justice and environmental law. Mrs Gallagher’s practice has included appearances before the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Coroners’ Court and Parole Commissioners.

Represented Northern Ireland at the International Mediation Competition in Chicago, USA in 2011.

Member of the Bar Library’s Pro Bono Committee and Charity Committee from 2014.

Qualifications

2016; Called to the Bar of Ireland

2013; ADRg and International Academy of Dispute Resolution Dual Accreditation with the USA

2012; ADRg and International Academy of Dispute Resolution Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

2011; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

2009; LLM Human Rights and Criminal Justice, Queen’s University Belfast cross-border with the National University of Ireland Galway

2008;LLB Law with Criminology, University of Ulster, Jordanstown

Experience

Examples of previous cases:

Sherrie, Michael; in re application for judicial review [2013] NICA 18

McAuley, Robert v Sunday Newspapers Limited & another [2015] NIQB 74

Tiernan, Francis; in re application for judicial review [2016] NIQB 10

Duffy, Colin; in re application for judicial review [2016] NIQB 77

Williamson, Andrew; in re application for judicial review [2017] NIQB 63

Patterson, Alexander; in re application for judicial review [2020] NIQB 4