Who I am

Claire McCarthy, Solicitor, MA, Dip. Emp Law, Certified Mediator

I qualified as a solicitor and became a member of the Law Society of Ireland in 2009.

I am a graduate of Pennsylvania State University (MA in Comparative Literature) and University College Cork (BA in Language and Cultural Studies).

I spent six years learning the ropes in a general practice specialising in probate, family law, and institutional abuse cases, under the watchful eye of Solicitor Margaret Campbell.

I have always had a passionate interest in human rights, and in other cultures, and I was privileged to work for two years as Policy & Campaigning Officer at Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, a Cork-based not-for-profit organisation that links immigrants to their rights.

I have obtained Certificates in Asylum Law and Practice (CLT Ireland), District Court Practice (The Law Society of Ireland), and Legal German (The Law Society of Ireland & the Goethe Institut). I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Employment Law (The Law Society of Ireland). I have also trained as a mediator, having obtained a Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from the The Law Society of Ireland and NUI Maynooth.

I enjoy the arts, and was one of the founding board members of Camden Palace Hotel, a Community Arts Centre in Cork city, where I meet to sing with the Sacred Harp Singers of Cork on as many Thursday evenings as I can.