Adele O’Grady QC

Adele has over twenty years’ experience acting in a broad range of complex and challenging cases. She has appeared in personal injury proceedings and cases of sexual discrimination, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. She has also acted in judicial reviews, challenging decisions by the Department of Education and the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

Adele’s main expertise however, lies within the Family Law Division; she appears principally in the High Court. She has been instructed in a wide range of high value and complicated ancillary relief hearings, and in related proceedings in the Chancery Division – probate cases, land disputes and inheritance provisions applications. She regularly works with medical, forensic accountancy and valuation experts.

Adele has been engaged as Trust Counsel for the Department of Health and Social Services in Care and Freeing/Adoption applications and she continues to appear regularly in public law cases for families. She has extensive experience dealing with cases of sexual and physical abuse, neglect and non-accidental injury. She also acts in private law disputes relating to children – relocation hearings, residence and maintenance applications, contact and specific issue disputes.

Adele has also successfully defended criminal clients in the Crown Court and in the Court of Appeal, a demonstration of how versatile her practice continues to be and of the confidence placed in her by Instructing Solicitors.