Conal McGarrity, Director of P.A. Duffy & Co. Solicitors has been regularly instructed in the most serious and high-profile cases within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Conal practices in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He is an expert in the areas of human rights, dispute resolution, and medical negligence.
Conal is currently instructed in challenges against State authorities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in respect of failures to establish Public Inquires to investigate the handling of the Covid- 19 pandemic in each jurisdiction. He is highly experienced in public inquiries and state commissions of investigation. He is currently instructed in the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry, acting as the Recognised Legal Representative for Northern Ireland Covid-19 Families for Justice and representing victims of historical child abuse in the Bill Kenneally Inquiry, one of the most serious inquiries into paedophilia in Ireland.
Conal has also been instructed in landmark human rights challenges including, TKF v The Department of Justice, the leading authority on the interpretation of Article 75 of Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations. Whereby, the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland, as the Central Authority responsible for discharging the duties arising from that regulation, concerning the recognition and enforcement in the United Kingdom of decisions in matters relating to maintenance obligations that were given in Poland before it acceded to the European Union.