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Judy O'Loan - Managing Solicitor

Judy is a solicitor by training. Upon graduating from Queen’s University Belfast, she completed an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management. She then worked in EU regulatory affairs and public administration for seven years, before returning to law. She worked for five years with London’s leading human rights firms gaining significant experience in human rights and personal injury litigation as well as administrative law encompassing judicial review. Judy has been Managing Solicitor of Transparency Legal Advice Centre since November 2017.

Lorraine Heffernan Acting Managing Solicitor

Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree (University College Dublin, 1990) and trained with a top Dublin law firm qualifying as a Solicitor in 1994 (Law Society of Ireland, 1994). Further studies include: Diploma in Employment Law (Law Society of Ireland, Prize-winner); University Certificate in Housing Law and Policy (University of Limerick); Certificate in Technology Law (Law Society of Ireland). Lorraine also has a track record in community work, providing clarity and guidance on many complex issues. Her work at Transparency Legal Advice Centre focuses across a broad range of legal arenas, encompassing legislative requirements, legal obligations, policies and procedures in the area of making protected disclosures. Lorraine is delighted to be able to advise on this dynamic and important area of law.