Orlagh O'Neill - Partner
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.
The Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Guide notes that Orlagh maintains an excellent reputation among peers and clients for her expertise in contentious employment advice. One client says that "she is an excellent employment lawyer who gives very solid, calm, measured advice", while another adds that she takes an "excellent strategic approach".