PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR – CIARÁN MULHOLLAND
Ciarán Mulholland was educated at St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Belfast and read law with Irish Language at Magee College of the Ulster University, graduating with Honours in 2008.
He obtained a Masters of Laws from Queens University, Belfast in 2010 focusing on Human Rights and Criminal Justice and later completed his solicitor’s vocational training course at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, successfully graduating with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies in 2012.
Ciarán has worked in the legal profession continuously since 2007 with some of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious Human Rights practices to include a ‘Ranked Number 1’ law firm in the world famous Chambers and Partners Guide. Our Principal is dual-qualified and has been called to the Roll of Solicitors in both jurisdictions on the Island of Ireland. Ciarán has extensive experience in Criminal Defence, Civil Litigation, Extradition and Regulatory matters. He frequently represents clients at Police Stations and headed up the Superior Courts and Trial Section of a leading Dublin City Law Firm as a Partner for several years before embarking on his pursuit of Mulholland LAW, recognising a gap in the legal market for a fresh outward-looking practice.
Ciarán was one of the first Irish solicitors to participate in the ‘SUPRALAT Project’, dealing with strengthening suspects rights in Garda interviews, delivered by the Law Society of Ireland in conjunction with Maastricht’s University.
He has continued with his professional development and has acquired further qualifications with a Professional Certificate in Data Protection Practice and a Certificate in Mediation certified by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII).
Ciarán has assisted the Law Society of Ireland to integrate Regulatory Crime Crime into their Criminal Litigation Professional Practice Course (PPC) for apprentice Solicitors and continues to serve the Law Society as a Tutor. Ciarán has published several academic articles dealing with miscarriages of justice, police use of force and draconian legislation dealing with the covert interception of citizens data.
Our Principal is one of the few Irish Lawyers to hold membership of the prestigious European Criminal Bar Association and the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers. Ciarán has had the great privileged of representing Clients’ before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg which ultimately contributed to his nomination for Criminal Lawyer of the Year at the Annual Irish Law Awards.
Away from the office Ciarán, being a Gaeilgeoir, is an advocate of Irish Language Rights and a GAA enthusiast whereby he continues to support his GAA Club at youth levels and local community organisations and charities.