- Family Law
- Child Care Law
- Adoption Law
- Collaborative Family Law
- Custody and Access Disputes
- Separation Agreements
- Judicial Separation
- Recognition of Foreign divorces
- Dealing with the Consequences of Marital Breakdown
- Property disputes
- Civil Partnerships
- Cohabitation Agreements and non-Marital Relationship Agreements
- Administrative and Constitutional Law
Geraldine’s career began in London in the field of Social Work where she specialised in Child Protection work. During this time she also pursued her academic career in Brunel University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Geraldine was admitted to the role of Solicitors in England and Wales in 1997. She joined the internationally renowned Family Law Department at Mischon De Reya Solicitors London and specialised in Divorce, International Contact disputes and Inter-Country Adoptions. She continued to specialise in those areas while at Clintons Solicitors in London.
When Geraldine returned to Ireland (2002) she continued to practice in family law. She also developed a niche practice representing Guardians ad Litem appointed by the Court in proceedings where children are taken into State care. This complex area of law encompasses International Conventions and Treaties, the interpretation of the Irish Constitution, Statutory Provisions and Case Law. Geraldine also advises clients on Constitutional issues and on points of Administrative and Public Law such as Natural Justice and Fair procedures.
Geraldine has lectured for the Law Society of Ireland on Child Care and Family Law. She contributes articles on Family Law to National and International Law Journals. She has attended International Judicial Conferences and has presented her research to International Professors of Family Law. Geraldine has been involved in High profile cases where Judgements have significantly led to changes in the law.
Geraldine advises the internationally renowned children’s charity, Barnardos, on child related issues. The Charity supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children.
Membership of Organisations
- Solicitors Family Law Association
- Council Member for the Charity ‘The Queens Institute of District Nursing’ – a Charity which provides funding for children and adults requiring palliative care
- Member of the Law Society Committee on Family and Child Law
- Admitted as a solicitor of the Law Society in England and Wales