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About Deirdre BurkeOrpen Franks has incorporated leading family law firm, Burke Legal, to establish our Family Law Department. This department is run by Deirdre Burke, who has a strong, proven history in family law and civil litigation. She applies a philosophy of ‘effective listening and practical solutions’ to all areas of her work, adopting a client and child-centred approach to legal disputes and practice. She has 25 years’ experience working in family law and has been described as “decisive, supportive, and perceptive”.
Deirdre is a member of the Family Lawyers Association, and a member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. She obtained an honours degree in Law from UCD in 1991, qualified as a Barrister in 1994, and later as a Solicitor in 1999. She established her own firm, based in Co. Wicklow in 2004 and has won the following Irish Law Awards: Family Lawyer of the Year 2019 and Sole Practitioner of the Year 2018. She joined Orpen Franks as a Partner in 2019, to establish our Family Law Department.
Deirdre is a trained Family Law Mediator and is a passionate advocate of keeping family law cases out of court wherever possible.