PARTNERS

 

Yvonne Bambury

BCL (Hons)

Yvonne Bambury, a native of Rusheen in County Kerry, graduated with a BCL from University College Dublin in 1983.

She has worked extensively in the area of Criminal Defence Law since she qualified as a Solicitor in 1987 and has thirty years of experience of dealing with cases at all levels from District Court up to Supreme Court.

Yvonne is one of the longest serving practitioners in the District Court and has extensive experience of all types of criminal litigation. She is a member of the Criminal Law Committee in the Law Society and has a particular interest in Inquest and Coronial Law. Yvonne is also a member of the Legal Aid Board (LAB) Private Practitioners Panel in that Court.

Yvonne has a special interest in Prisoners’ Rights and has been paramount in pursuing many landmark High Court cases on behalf of our clients challenging decisions that affect them whilst incarcerated.

Some of these cases now determine how the Prison Service deal with prisoners in held solitary confinement and deciding remission.

 

Declan Fahy

BA (Hons), LL.B (Hons)

Declan Fahy is the managing partner at Fahy Bambury Solicitors. He graduated with degrees in both Arts and Law from Trinity College, Dublin and later qualifying as a solicitor in 1979.

Declan practiced with the firm of Terence Lyons & Company engaging in both criminal and civil litigation, establishing a niche for defending clients charged with Road Traffic Offences and acting for claimants in Personal Injury suits.

Declan opened his own practice in 2002 and subsequently joined the partnership of Yvonne Bambury in 2008. He has been active in the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) and the National Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL).

Declan leads the civil litigation department and also have a keen interest in defamation cases.

 

SOLICITORS

 

Roy O’Neill

LL.B (Hons), LL.M (Hons)

Roy O’Neill was awarded an LLB (Hons) in Law with Irish from Ulster University in 2011. He subsequently received an LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice from Queen’s University Belfast in 2012. This specific qualification gives him a unique understanding of the legal practices surrounding this area.

Roy, then, completed his professional training to become a Solicitor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queens’s University Belfast and was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies in 2014. Roy was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2014 and was later entered onto the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland.

Roy brings invaluable Criminal Defence experience to Fahy Bambury Solicitors, having practised in some of Ireland’s leading Criminal Law firms. In his current role, Roy represents clients at Court on a daily basis, provides legal advice in Garda stations, and advocates for clients’ rights.

Away from the office, Roy is a keen golfer and a fluent speaker of Irish. He hails from Castleblayney in County Monaghan and is now enjoying life in Dublin.

 

Eoin Lysaght

BA (Hons)

Eoin Lysaght was educated at Blackrock College, Dublin. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Legal Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 1979 and was later called to the Roll of Solicitors in 1983.

Eoin has extensive experience in general practice having operated as a sole practitioner before joining Fahy Bambury Solicitors. He now bring invaluable guidance to our District Court Department and advocates for our client’s throughout Dublin’s District Courts.

Eoin is rugby enthusiast and Leinster supporter. He has played professionally and has had the privilege of representing Connacht and Ireland.

 

Seán McCormack

BCorp Law, LL.B, LL.M

Sean is a native of Borrisoleigh in County Tipperary and was educated at Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore. He later attended NUI Galway where he graduated with degrees in Corporate Law and a Bachelor of Laws before obtaining a Masters in Public Law where he completed a thesis examining how representative the Criminal Jury is of Irish Society. He was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2018.

Sean has always had a passion for Criminal Defence work. He trained in a South Dublin firm which had an extensive criminal defence practice. As part of his legal training in Blackhall Place, Sean volunteered for the inaugural project between the Law Society and the Garda College which involved the criminal advocacy training of trainee Gardai.

Sean is a passionate Hurling Fan. He is still an active playing member with his local club Borris- Ileigh and has represented Tipperary at Underage and Intermediate Level.

 

Niall Mc Monagle

Niall Mc Monagle Niall Mc Monagle originally hails from the seaside town of Bundoran in County Donegal but has been based in Dublin since being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2018.

Niall completed most of his legal education in NUI Galway, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law in 2012 and a Masters in Public Law in 2013. During his Masters, Niall prepared a thesis exploring the potential for eliminating costs as a barrier to public interest litigation. In his time in NUIG, Niall also spent time tutoring in the subject of Legal Skills and delivered presentations on public law matters.

Niall joined our firm having come from a wide-ranging background in legal practice. Niall spent a number of years working in a busy general practice in the North West of Ireland where he assisted clients with a variety of issues, specialising in litigation and dispute resolution. After being admitted as a Solicitor, Niall took up a position in a commercial law firm in Dublin. Here, he worked on the delivery of large-scale projects for clients that included banks and asset management companies. Niall’s diverse experience is now put to good use in our Superior Courts and Litigation Department.

Away from all things legal, Niall is a keen follower of sport and current affairs. Niall plays some soccer (albeit not very well) and is a fan of Donegal GAA for his sins. Niall is also a big enthusiast for education and voluntary work. Aside from his previous fundraising work, Niall currently volunteers as an Adjudicator for the Concern Debates in local schools and as a Supervisor at the Richard Pampuri Social Club Islandbridge.

 

TRAINEE SOLICITORS

Ronan Cogan

Ronan Cogan Ronan hails from County Sligo where he attended St. Mary’s College, Ballysadare. He went on to attend NUI Galway where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.

After completing his postgraduate studies in law in Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street where he was first awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in 2011, Ronan went on to attain an LLB achieving first class honours.

Upon completing his studies, Ronan worked in a general practice firm in County Sligo for a number of years before beginning his formal training in Dublin under one of the most respected criminal defence practitioners in the Country.

Ronan began the Professional Practice Course in Blackhall Place in 2016 and is due to be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in December 2019.

Ronan’s academic interest has always veered towards criminal law and he has spent the bulk of his legal career in courtrooms the length and breadth of Ireland.

 

Sean Lacey

BComm, BCL (Hons)

Sean is a legal executive and an aspiring solicitor currently sitting his entrance exams for Blackhall.

Educated at Castleknock College in Dublin City, he successfully obtained an Honours degree from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2013.

Sean then progressed his studies to law and completed a Bachelors of Civil Laws Degree with Dublin City University and graduated in 2016.

Throughout his time at Dublin City University, Sean was an active member of the Free Legal Aid Centers (FLAC) Society, an Independent Human Rights Organisation dedicated to the realization of equal access to justice.

Sean works in our Circuit and Superior Courts section under the stewardship of Yvonne Bambury.

He has gained invaluable experience working directly with clients in a wide range of areas in Criminal litigation and Extradition Law.

Outside of the office, Sean is an avid sports fan with a keen interest in football, rugby and golf.

 

LEGAL EXECUTIVES

 

Debra Richardson

Dip. (Law)

Debra originally from the Liberties area of Dublin. Debra was educated at St Teresa’s College, Georges Hill, Dublin.

Debra started her legal career with a leading Dublin City law firm specialising in a civil litigation in 2000 before diversifying and joining the office of Fahy Bambury Solicitors in 2008.

Debra plays a key role within the planning and organisation of the office’s representation at Criminal District Courts throughout the greater City region to include the High Court Bail sittings at Cloverhill Courthouse.

Debra has a great flare for Criminal Defence and working diligently with vulnerable clients. She returned to education and successfully completed a Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Griffith College 2005.

 

Roisín Phelan

LL.B (Hons)

Roisín Phelan - Legal Executive Roisín is a past pupil of St Conleth’s Community College in Newbridge, County Kildare. She studied law at Carlow Institute of Technology and graduated in 2014 with honours.

Roisín worked for several years with a general practice firm in Kildare Town which specialised in Civil Litigation before moving to Fahy Bambury Solicitors in early 2017. Roisín assists with the trials section of the Superior Courts Department in preparing cases for hearing and liaising closely with Counsel and Defence Experts.

She has been an invaluable asset to Fahy Bambury and is currently sitting her entrance exams for the Law Society’s Solicitor training course.