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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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High Court Bail Lists are now operating at their pre COVID-19 capacity, and here at KOD Lyons we make such Bail applications daily.

The Immigration Services Registration Office, Burgh Quay, Dublin has notified Irish Resident Permit Holders, particularly employers

Legislation states that ‘the court shall ensure that such provision as the court considers proper having regard to the circumstances exists or will be made for the spouses and any dependent member of the family concerned’. (S.20 The Divorce Act, 1996).

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Voican v Chief Appeals Officer – A brief update

Stephen Kirwan from our Immigration and International Law Team provides a brief update on Voican vs Chief Appeals Officer (GV v Chief Appeals Officer Case C-488/21) a case taken by KOD Lyons Solicitors together with Patricia Brazil BL and Derek Shortall SC. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union heard oral arguments on behalf of the interested parties on 18th October 2022.

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Media Coverage

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In a press release on 18 July, the Department of Justice said that nearly 6,500 people had applied here for asylum between January 2021 and January 2022.

When Announcing a New Restrictive Migration Policy in July, the Department of Justice Used Inaccurate Figures

Stephen Kirwan, Partner at KOD Lyons Solicitors speaks out about the government's asylum checks and the effects of bringing in different boarder procedures.

The Government Says It’s Bringing in Stricter Asylum Checks, but What Does that Mean?

KOD Lyons has promoted Katie Dowling to associate in the Dublin-based firm’s criminal law department.

KOD Lyons promotes Katie Dowling to associate

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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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FEATURED:

Ken Breen, Solicitor

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Ken Breen, Solicitor
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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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Stephen Kirwan, Partner

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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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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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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