Karen O'Leary

Contact Details

Caldwell & Robinson

Suite 333, The Capel Building
Mary's Abbey
D07 HX83

Address 2

10 - 12 Artillery Street, Derry - Londonderry, BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland


Qualified in England and Wales 1994, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in 1995. Specialist in matrimonial law since 1995. Partner and Head of Family Law Department since 1998. Accredited member of the Northern Ireland Children’s Panel, trained mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator in Family Law (Finance), member of the Rights of Audience Committee of the Law Society or Northern Ireland and is a qualified Advanced Advocate in Northern Ireland, certified by NITA (National Institute of Trial Attorneys) (www.nota.org), preferred legal adviser in Northern Ireland for the Irish Health Service Executive (www.hse.ie) panel member of the Central Authority of Northern Ireland (www.justice-ni.gov.uk), panel member of the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency (nigala.hscni.net), involved in a small expert group liaising directing with the Ministry of Justice (www.justice-ni.gov.uk) (in reviewing and considering draft amendments to new Family Law legislation post-Brexit, member of the International Committee of Resolution, Working Group for Brexit working at objectives for civil judicial cooperation in family matters within the E.U. post-Brexit, member of Avrio Advocati AISBI (www.avrioadvocati.com) a Global Network of boutique commercial law firms.

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Arbitration, Child Care/Public Law, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Cohabitation, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Surrogacy

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