Judith Gibson – Solicitor
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Judith Gibson graduated with an LLB Hons Law from Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Ulster. She graduated from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 2013 and took up a legal role in the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
She was an integral member of the legal team conducting the Inquiry into possible historical abuse in Children’s Homes across Northern Ireland including dealing with large scale criminal and police inquiries in relation to various institutions and high profile abusers. She later became a legal adviser in the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry.
Judith has also excellent experience in the Departmental Solicitor’s Office dealing in matters of civil litigation and employment law.
She most recently worked as a Principal Legal Officer in the Official Solicitor’s Office in the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast dealing in all matters relating to mental capacity for Patients and Minors under the Mental Health legislation, working closely in conjunction with the Office of Care and Protection. She acted either as Controller, Controller ad Interim, Guardian ad Litem or next friend in a variety of cases involving declaratory applications, land disputes, contested Enduring Power of Attorneys, Divorce and Ancillary relief.
Judith specialises in family matters including divorce, separation, matrimonial agreements, contact arrangements for children, public law proceedings and ancillary relief. She is highly knowledgeable in these areas and has a particular set of skills in dealing with highly sensitive and emotive personal issues.
In her spare time Judith enjoys playing the piano and violin, having achieved the Associate in Piano performance (ATCL) with Trinity College London. She also enjoys sport and is a keen cyclist and supporter of rugby. She acts as the Club Welfare Officer for Dungannon Rugby Club.