The Irish Criminal Law Update is a monthly update, briefing practitioners of relevant Irish criminal law developments and is written by Edward Doocey BL and Ciara Hallinan, solicitor, exclusively for subscribers of the Bloomsbury Professional Irish Criminal Law Service. Each update shall contain commentary on new cases and legislation.
Edward Doocey, Barrister-at-Law, B Corporate Law, LLB, LLM (Commercial Law)
Edward is a practicing barrister in Dublin and on the Eastern and Midland Circuit. He specialises in criminal law and administrative law, with particular interest in corporate crime and regulatory offences.
Ciara has an Honours Business and Law Degree (UCD) and an Honours LLM in Criminal Justice (Clinical) (UCC); completing a thesis entitled ‘Undermining the Presumption of Innocence – An Erosion of Due Process’.
Ciara specialised in criminal law during her traineeship and joined Michael J. Staines & Company, one of Ireland’s leading criminal defence firms, as a solicitor in 2015.
Ciara is primarily based in the District Court section where she appears as an advocate for clients in the District Courts every day. Ciara also has experience in areas including Circuit and Central Criminal Court trials, Garda Station detentions and advising clients in custody, High Court bails, cases involving the Criminal Assets Bureau, judicial review and prison law.