Carla studied Corporate Law and graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2009, she then completed a Postgraduate qualification in 2010. Carla qualified as a solicitor in 2013 after completing her solicitor training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. She trained as a solicitor in a city centre law firm and practiced there until she joined PA Duffy.
Carla specialises in Matrimonial and Family Law, where her passion lies.
Carla deals with cases arising from the breakdown of relationships to include divorce, ancillary relief proceedings, division of assets upon divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships.
She has represented numerous families in proceedings concerning children such as contact and residence of children, public law cases such as care order proceedings. Carla has expertise dealing with international cases such as relocation and child abduction. Carla is known by her clients to be a source of comfort and strength as well as a knowledgeable and experienced solicitor. What makes Carla stand out is her dedication to her clients.
Carla assists local organisations and charities running clinics on family and domestic issues and speaks at events concerning domestic violence and children’s legal issues.
Carla is recognised as a specialist Children’s solicitor and is on the Children Order Panel, accredited by the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
As a blogging enthusiast Carla frequently contributes to blogs writing articles on topics ranging from current Family and Matrimonial issues to reported legal cases that are relevant to her clients and potential clients.
Carla is a Director of the Colin Surestart Board of Directors and takes pride in advising and being part of such an important organisation.
Outside of work Carla enjoys travelling and running.
Carla is committed to responding sensitively and effectively to those needing help and advice relating to Domestic violence and has attained the Workplace Charter on Domestic Violence for PA Duffy. By displaying the “Safe Place” logo in PA Duffy victims can be assured of a safe place and secure environment.
Carla is a member of Women in Business and enjoys attending events and developing her professional skills and relationships with other likeminded women.
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