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Annette was apprenticed with Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan and qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Having worked in all departments of the firm, Annette has exclusively practise family law in the litigation department for the past ten years.
Annette practises in the firms litigation department where she specialises in family law. Annette provides expert legal advice on all aspects of the breakdown of the family unit, including separation and divorce. She has particular expertise in the financial terms of separation/divorce; advising on maintenance, pension and property matters. Annette deals sensitively with private childcare matters, including guardianship, custody and access. Additionally, Annette often provides pre-marriage advice and is experienced with the drafting of co-habitation agreements.
As one of the leading experts on surrogacy in Ireland, Annette expertly guides and advises clients on surrogacy arrangements and is successful in achieving the best outcome for those whom she represents. Annette always provides a very compassionate and sensitive service to her surrogacy and family law clients.
Law Society of Ireland
Annette has an honours law degree from University College Dublin and a Family Law Diploma from the Law Society of Ireland.
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1 May 2018
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30 April 2018
GDPR - What You Need To Know
Whilst Data Protection legislation is nothing new, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which comes into effect on 25 May 2018 - puts in place new and rigorous requirements for organisations and how they handle the personal data of EU citizens. It gives new and enhanced powers to the Data Protection Commissioner, and provides for costly fines to penalise non-compliance.Read More
24 April 2018
Parents through Surrogacy - are you eligible for leave entitlement?
For couples choosing surrogacy as a means to have a child, there can be many hurdles to overcome and issues to work through. One issue that arises time and again for intended mothers (the person who enters into a surrogacy arrangement with a surrogate mother to carry and deliver a child for them) in Ireland is that of leave - whether that is maternity leave, adoptive leave or parental leave.