Geoffrey qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has since gained significant litigation experience, particularly in the area of mortgage litigation and has acted for a number of the country’s largest financial institutions in the Circuit Court and High Court in respect of enforcing their security.

He is experienced in advising clients on the enforcement of Orders for possession in the most orderly and efficient manner. He has detailed knowledge of the Central Bank’s Codes of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears and how it affects institutional clients.

Geoffrey also has extensive expertise in advising and enforcing clients’ security by way of receivership. He advises both secured creditors and their appointed Receivers throughout the receivership process.

Experience

  • Successfully represented lending institutions in defence and prosecution proceedings in the Circuit Court and the High Court.
  • Advises financial institutions in respect of the appointment of receivers.
  • Advises receivers in respect of disputes arising out of their appointment and issues in the receivership.
  • Acted in the large-scale transfer of legal proceedings into the title of a new entity.
  • Represented a number of companies in their restoration to the Register of Companies by way of Court application.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies (Hons), University College Dublin, 2004.
  • Law Society of Ireland, admitted as a solicitor, 2008.
  • Master of Laws in Criminal Justice and Criminology (LLM) (Hons), University College Dublin, 2012.
  • Law Society of Ireland, Certificate in Human Rights Law, 2015.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association
  • Free Legal Aid Clinics (FLAC)

Articles

Courts To Consider New Factors Before Ordering Repossession

Obtaining Possession Of Farmlands – The Challenges

Changes To The Standard Form Of Plenary And Summary Summons

Judgment Proceedings removed from the Master’s List

Clarification on the role of a McKenzie Friend

Payment on account of costs pending taxation

The Court of Appeal rules on Rateable Valuation for Circuit Court Jurisdiction