Eimear O’Donoghue

Eimear graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a 2:1 in her Law with Politics degree. During undergrad Eimear was awarded a funded scholarship to take part in the annual Fordham Law Summer School on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights.

Eimear went on to pursue a Masters at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where she studied International Law graduating in August 2019. Alongside writing her thesis Eimear interned with a Criminal Defence team at an International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. In the case of The Prosecutor v Stanisic and Simatovic, Eimear worked alongside a team defending an intelligence officer accused of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity committed during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.

During the Covid pandemic Eimear researched for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Consortium on a pro-bono basis. The research was used to lobby Stormont assembly for Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

Eimear represented the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Competition in April 2023. The competition, held in Florida explored issues of deep-sea mining and piracy.

Eimear joined HHD Solicitors in February 2020 as a Paralegal and qualified as a Solicitor in October 2023 working within the Litigation and Criminal Defence departments. She has a particular interest in personal injury law, legacy litigation and human rights.