About Colin O’Neill
I am a native of Clonoe, County Tyrone and after leaving St Patrick’s Boys Academy Dungannon, I read law at Trinity College Dublin.
My apprenticeship was undertaken in Dublin City and after qualifying in 2003, I worked with firms in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Clones in County Monaghan and in Belfast City.
Thus, I am qualified on both sides of the Irish border. My experience is wide-ranging, having been trained in and then worked in busy general practices across this island.
As a result, I am as accustomed to acting for someone buying their first home as I am advising a developer selling properties in a 100-house estate, and have advised clients on issues as diverse as divorce, taking leases of properties abroad, applying for liquor
licences, medical negligence, litigation against the state arising out of the legacy of the Troubles, land law disputes, cross-border estates and intellectual
My core belief is that the law exists to serve and protect the public and should not exist to serve the interests of lawyers. If you use my firm, you will find that I am someone who will work tirelessly for you. I will be transparent, open and honest in all my dealings with you.
I have also had a number of years away from the profession, working as a journalist. I respect the law, what it ought to stand for, and what it can achieve and in spending time away from practicing law, I have gained a deeper appreciation for it, which I believe will make me an even better and more effective practitioner.
Unit 10, Clonoe Rural Business Park,
98 Washingbay Road,