As the principal of the firm, Deirdre Burke, has a strong and proven history in the area of family law and civil litigation. She applies the philosophy of her practice – effective listening, practical solutions – to all areas of her work, adopting a client and child centred approach to legal disputes and practice. She has 15 years experience working in family law and has been described as “decisive, supportive,and perceptive”.
Deirdre is a member of the Family Lawyers Association, the Association of Collaborative Practitioners (Irish & International), the East Coast Collaborative Lawyers Group, and a member of South East Collaborative Family Law Solicitors.
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, D.M. Burke & Co., based in Arklow, Co. Wicklow in 2004.
Deirdre is a trained Family Law Mediator and is a passionate advocate of using mediation to keep family law cases out of court as far as possible. To find our more, click here.
Deirdre is the founder of the Charity The Guardian Childrens Project, which provides essential support services to children and young people coping with the effects of separation and marital breakdown in their families. Follow us on Facebook.