Damien Coffey

Damien graduated from Business and Legal studies in UCD in 2010, joining the practice in 2011 and qualifying as a solicitor in early 2016. Damien progressed to the position of Senior Associate and is now a Partner with the firm

Damien has worked as an advocate in the District Court section since qualification whilst also working on trials in the superior courts. In addition to this work, he has taken a keen interest in specialist areas including: Tusla’s investigative procedure; The governance of Taxi Licences by the Traffic Division of An Garda Síochana; Garda Vetting and Spent Convictions; Prosecutions by the ODCE; Driving under the influence of Intoxicants

Damien regularly presents in-house CPDs and in the summer of 2022, he organised and chaired the seminar on Garda Station interviews for the DSBA. He has recently written a paper for the Irish Rule of Law International in the area of Garda Vetting

Damien continues to work with both the IPRT and the ICCL on projects ranging from Prisoners’ Rights to the Right to Protest. This work involved him drafting advisory documents utilised by both organisations. He is registered as a pro-bono legal advisor with PILA. He is a committee member of the DSBA Human Rights and Public Interest Committee

Damien is currently a tutor and lecturer on the Law Society Diploma Course. He is also involved with the Law Society Street Law Programme in conjunction with the Law Society and Georgetown University. He also appears regularly as a guest lecturer on the Law Society Professional Practice Course for trainee solicitors.

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