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Ireland’s leading experts in Personal Injuries, Immigration, Welfare, and Child and Family Law. We are Ireland’s largest criminal law firm and provide private legal advice for individuals and companies on regulatory matters as well as operating advice and representation under the free legal aid scheme.

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Winner at Irish Law Awards. Leaders in Strategic Litigation cases and Criminal Defence

Winner at Irish Law Awards. Leaders in Strategic Litigation cases and Criminal Defence.

Committed & Experienced Human Rights Solicitors

Experts in Personal Injuries, Immigration, Welfare, and Child and Family Law.

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The Minister for Justice announced before Christmas that a new Scheme would open in the January 2022 to regularise the status of undocumented migrants in the State.

Applicants seeking to renew their permission or claim a balance of permission with a new passport do not need to attend the Registration Office in Burgh Quay.

I would actively explore with the person whether there are any prospects of a reconciliation and if that is not possible we discuss the various forms of possible engagement...

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Mother and Baby Homes High Court Victory

The Team at KOD Lyons were delighted to act on behalf of three applicants who received declarations from the High Court that the Commission of Investigation wrongly denied them their right, pursuant to Section 34 of the Commission of Investigation Act 2004, to reply to a draft of the Commission’s findings. The declaration will now appear alongside the Commission’s Final report on the Government website and it will be deposited for permanent preservation in the Oireachtas Library alongside the Commission’s report.

While the declaration is welcomed it is now hoped that the Government will use the opportunity to drastically amend the redress scheme and extend the scope of available relief.

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Media Coverage

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More coverage of KOD Lyons' land mark case supporting survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

‘We’ve been totally vindicated’: State admits rights of Mother & Baby Home survivors were breached

The State has acknowledged in the High Court that the rights of eight former residents of mother and baby homes were breached by the failure to provide them with a draft copy of the report by the Commission of Investigation into the homes prior to its publication.

Rights of eight mother and baby home survivors breached over report, State says

Our child law partner Gareth Noble leading on this case. Instructing Ciaran Craven SC and @mulligannaomia Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child's claims she was sexually abused by man (via @thejournal_ie)

Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child’s claims she was sexually abused by man

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KOD Lyons Update

Direct Provision Policy – Stephen Kirwan before the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Direct Provision Policy – Stephen Kirwan before the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons Solicitors appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions on behalf of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee to discuss Direct Provision Policy and related matters.

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Top family law solicitor Marion Campbell joins KOD Lyons

Top family law solicitor Marion Campbell joins KOD Lyons

Top family law solicitor Marion Campbell has been appointed head of family law at KOD Lyons, joining the firm after more than 10 years in private practice.

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Team Focus

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Lauren McKeon, Legal Executive

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MEET THE TEAM:

John O’Doherty, Managing Partner

John graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Business Studies. He was an apprentice in Terence Lyons & Company Solicitors and was admitted…

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Gareth Noble, Partner

Gareth is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading litigators in the area of children with disabilities. He has successfully represented many families in challenging…

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Colleen Gildernew, Partner

Colleen studied at Queen’s University in Belfast, where she read Law and Politics. She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice…

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Matthew de Courcy, Partner

Matthew graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in English, thereafter attaining an honours Master’s degree in Law, before going on to qualify…

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Ailbhe Hanmore, Associate Solicitor

Ailbhe graduated from National University of Ireland Galway with a degree in Corporate Law. Thereafter she completed the LLB. Ailbhe also holds a Diploma…

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Stephen Kirwan, Associate Solicitor

Stephen graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2012. He joined KOD Lyons Solicitors in 2013, qualifying as a solicitor…

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Marion Campbell, Solicitor

Marion Campbell is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading family law practitioners. With over 40 years of experience as a solicitor, Marion has successfully represented…

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