Orla graduated with a degree in Law from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014 and then attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens’ University Belfast and obtained her postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Distinction, in June 2019.
Prior to joining Higgins Hollywood Deazley, Orla completed her training in a busy Family and Matrimonial Department of a local solicitor’s firm. She appreciates that family breakdown and matrimonial disputes are very often an emotional and difficult experience for clients and she is committed to dealing with all issues with a supportive and sensitive approach, whilst also assessing her client’s needs in order to provide the best possible service.
Orla is a member of HHD’s family law team and she advises clients on a wide range of family and matrimonial issues including divorce, non-molestation orders, occupation orders, residence orders, contact orders and specific issue orders. Orla works closely with the other solicitors in the family law department, namely Sarah Hamill, Jenna Boyce and Damian Deazley.
As a legal aid practitioner Orla has an excellent working knowledge and understanding of the legal aid system in Northern Ireland and can provide advice on all aspects of legal aid.
At Higgins Hollywood Deazley we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your problem, eligibility for legal aid and costs, if appropriate. We are very experienced with the legal aid process and securing financial assistance for any client who is entitled. For those clients who may be fee paying we can provide affordable and structured payment options.
Orla is also a member of the Belfast Solicitors Association - www.belfast-solicitors-association.org and the Law Society of Northern Ireland - www.lawsoc-ni.org
If you would like to contact Orla directly, please send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org