Nuala Jackson, Senior Counsel
Nuala is a Senior Counsel specialising in matrimonial and child law (in particular child abduction, adoption, childcare and surrogacy) together with education law (voluntary and public sector), pension law and probate. She commenced legal practice in 1989 and holds a primary degree from Trinity College Dublin (First Class Honours) and a Master of Laws Degree at Cambridge University (First Class Honours), and previously lectured in equity, conflict of laws, environmental law and family law in NUI Galway and lectured and tutored in conflict of laws and family law in Trinity College Dublin and tort and contract law in Newman College (external LLB programme, University of London). She holds a Master of Laws (Canon Law) Degree at Cardiff University (Distinction) and an Advanced Diploma in Medical Law at the King’s Inns Law School and has lectured and researched extensively in relation to the Children First Act, 2015, including its application and implementation in and significance for the voluntary sector. Nuala is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland and board member of the Legal Aid Board and Personal Injuries Assessment Board as well as Chairperson of the Family Lawyers’ Association of Ireland (FLA), having previously been Chairperson of the Law Reform Sub-committee of that organisation in addition to being co-editor of the Family Law Journal.