Orlagh O'Neill - Partner

Orlagh O'Neill

Key Practice Areas

Charity Law, Employment Law

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Orlagh graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1995 with an honours degree in Law. She completed her professional training as a solicitor with Carson McDowell in 1998. Since qualification, Orlagh has specialised in employment law and has advised some of Northern Ireland’s largest and best known employers.

Orlagh heads up the six strong employment team at Carson McDowell which represents clients including Royal Mail Group, Translink, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, and the Wright Group.

She is a committee member and vice chair of the Employment Lawyers Group of Northern Ireland, a member of both the UK and Irish Employment Law Groups (ELA and ELAI) and a regular speaker at annual employment law update conferences.

Orlagh is ranked Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020. "I can't praise her enough," remarks a client, explaining: "Her understanding on complexities of cases is second to none, and she is extremely thoughtful and reflective in her advice." Sources say: "She's professional, reassuring and provides a great personal touch which clients really appreciate."