Caldwell & Robinson

Family/Matrimonial Department

Northern Ireland
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What the team is known for Leading family practice advising on matters ranging from marital breakdowns to relocations and international abductions. Well versed in dealing with multi-jurisdictional issues and cases involving high-value assets. Assists government and state agencies with the registration of orders in other jurisdictions. Also possesses expertise in surrogacy and issues associated with adoption. Provides additional experience in issues surrounding mental health.

Strengths One satisfied client endorses the firm as "extremely professional and knowledgeable," further highlighting the "remarkable number of accreditations they have across Europe."

Clients also emphasise their "high regard for this firm and the services it offers."

Notable practitioners

Karen O'Leary advises clients on a broad range of matters including matrimonial finance matters, child abductions and judicial review proceedings. She offers further expertise in surrogacy matters and practises in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Sources say: "She has very good grasp of the legal issues involved and has a practical approach to difficult cases which often involve distress on the part of the individuals involved. She has been exceptionally good at clearly explaining the issues and assisting the parties to understand the process."