She is a member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society, a founding member of the Family Law Mediation Group and a member of the panel for the Mental Health Commission.
Marie has been at the forefront of new legal developments since the recent property crash and recession in Ireland. With indebtedness and family break-up often affecting property transactions and family finances, Marie has seen the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms. In these processes, people continue to have legal representation but the mediation process is faster and cheaper. Marie has undertaken specific training in this area and has helped many families to move on after achieving quick, fair and cost-effective solutions.
Marie has carved out a strong reputation for the quality of her research and litigation in medico-legal and family law cases. These include child abductions under the Hague Convention, complicated probate issues involving living wills and power of attorney determinations, brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and diminished capacity cases. Her experience in questioning medical experts and medical administrators and her access to her own experts in these areas is unrivalled.
In these areas, Marie’s work has often given a voice to those whose own voice has been silenced through injury or illness.
Marie also has strong practice experience in the areas of personal injury and commercial property transactions.