OUR PEOPLE

Pádraig Ó Muirigh
Director
Pádraig is an experienced legal practitioner who specialises in Inquest Law, Legacy Inquiries, actions against the Police, Human Rights Law, Judicial Review, Criminal Law and strategic litigation.

He is currently involved in high profile campaigns relating to the Ballymurphy Massacre, the Springhill Massacre and Kelly’s Bar bombing. He successfully applied to the local Attorney-General to have inquests re-opened into the deaths of the 10 people shot dead by the British Army in Ballymurphy in 1971.

He has also issued civil proceedings against the Ministry of Defence and British Government on behalf of hundreds of former internees in relation to the legality of Internment and their ill treatment. He is also actively involved in the progressive development of law and the promotion of equality and social justice outside the courts.

Mr Ó Muirigh supports the work of INQUEST and is a member of the Inquest Lawyers Group and Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers.

Caitlín Bunting
Solicitor
Caitlín qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and has experience since 2006 of working on family law cases.

Caitlín advises on all aspects of Family Law arising from marital or relationship breakdown- or advice on the welfare of children, whether in private or public law cases ( Social services involvement with the family) and civil Injunctions.

Caitlin is a member of the Children's Order Panel, a specialist panel of Family Law Solicitors approved and accredited by the Northern Ireland Law Society.

Caitlín’s priority and aim is to ensure that every client receives her individual care and attention. She is very much aware and conscious of the fact that the break down of a relationship, domestic violence within a relationship, the removal of a child or being deprived of contact with a child represents the most difficult and challenging time of a person’s life, and is therefore here to provide you with the expert advice needed in such difficult times.

Nicholas Quinn
Solicitor
Nicholas is a Solicitor with approximately 17 years experience in the legal profession, specialising in predominately civil litigation. He joined O’Muirigh Solicitors in 2015. He has significant experience in proceedings concerning civil liberties; judicial review law; human rights challenges; and personal injury law. He also has considerable experience in criminal law; matrimonial (divorce and ancillary relief)/family law; education law and legal costs.

He is a member of the Committee on the Administration of Justice.

He has been directly involved in various cases in which legal precedent was made. He has issued Judicial Review and personal injury proceedings against a vast number of public authorities over the years.

Kevin McDonnell
Solicitor
Kevin graduated from the University of Ulster in 2006 and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2011.

Since 2005 he has been working in criminal law and has developed extensive experience and expertise representing clients from police station through to court in both Magistrates and Crown Court.

He has a keen interest in respect of Human Rights and has been involved in Judicial Reviews challenging decisions of Public bodies.

He has expertise in respect of Prison Law and representing clients at the various stages of the Parole process; encompassing written representations to Single Commissioner to representing clients at hearings before the Parole Panel.

He represents clients at Social Security Fraud interviews which can result in criminal proceedings and confiscation orders.

Kevin now leads the criminal department within the firm which includes complaints to the Police Ombudsman.

Marguerite O'Halloran
Solicitor
Marguerite graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2015 with a 2:1 in Law.

She commenced her solicitor training in September 2015 and will obtain her Diploma in Professional Legal Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast when she graduates in July 2017.

Currently, Marguerite is gaining vast experience in matrimonial and family law and is keen to help those in difficult family situations in a familiar relaxed manner.

Eoin Murphy
Solicitor
Eoin Joined the firm in August 2014 and has always been a keen advocate of human rights, tailoring his degree to specialise in this area of law by covering areas such as breaches to the Law of Armed Conflict, Human Rights law and Criminal law.

Eoin is a key part of Strategic Litigation team and is involved in our civil action on behalf of former internees against the MoD and PSNI relating to the legality of Internment without trial in 1971-1975. He is also involved in our appeal to the Upper Tribunal (National Security Tribunal) on behalf of former internees arising from a decision by the Secretary of State, Teresa Villiers, to issue national security certificates in relation to our client’s prison papers.