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Celebrating the opening of the Dublin office in The Capel Buildings, Dublin, with new Partner Geraldine Keehan.

Caldwell & Robinson open Dublin office

Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors is delighted to announce the opening of our Dublin office, headed by eminent Irish family lawyer Geraldine Keehan.

“Together with our office in Derry and our presence in Belfast, this move seals our position as Ireland’s premier domestic and international private family law and child law firm, as well as an all-Ireland leader in corporate and business law”, said Senior Partner Karen O’Leary.

Joining Caldwell & Robinson with significant experience in top family law firms in Dublin and London, Geraldine is an acknowledged expert in international and domestic family and child law, whose advice is frequently sought by colleagues, governing bodies, and charities.

Partner in Family Law and head of Caldwell & Robinson's new Dublin office, Geraldine Keehan.

Partner in Family Law and head of Caldwell & Robinson’s new Dublin office, Geraldine Keehan.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Partner Philip Gilliland said: “Geraldine has a pedigree of excellence, and she and Karen make a formidable Family Law team.”

He added that “for many years we have been servicing our growing number of clients in Dublin from our office in Derry, so opening our own office in Dublin is a logical consequence of that growth. It positions us well to service the increased north-south and east-west legal activity that Brexit is bringing.”

Partner Geraldine Keehan said of her move: “Caldwell & Robinson has an excellent level of international and all-Ireland expertise which, in family law, has never been more relevant. I am very excited about the future; I really feel we can make a difference to the lives of our clients.”

Celebrating the opening of the Dublin office in The Capel Buildings, Dublin, with new Partner Geraldine Keehan.

Celebrating the opening of the Dublin office in The Capel Buildings, Dublin, with new Partner Geraldine Keehan.

Our Dublin office is located at: Suite 333, The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7, D07 HX83. For all enquiries, please email


Northern Ireland solicitor becomes President of international corporate law network

Philip Gilliland, senior partner at Northern Ireland-based law firm Caldwell & Robinson, has been elected President of the prestigious international corporate law network, Avrio Advocati. The election was confirmed at Avrio Advocati’s General Meeting, which has just been held in Paris and where the network celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Guest of honour was Jean-Claude Trichet, the former president of the European Central Bank. M Trichet told the meeting about the pressures that faced the bank when it was hit by the global financial crisis, while he was president, and of his role in the creation of the euro.

Other sessions at the General Meeting involved explanations of the financial crash in Cyprus in 2012 and the potential impact of the Ukraine political crisis.

Philip Gilliland said: “It is a pleasure and an honour to take the role of ‘first amongst equals’ at such a prestigious network of leading international commercial law firms.

“Avrio Advocati brings together a wealth of expertise in local law across the world, where our members practice. Caldwell & Robinson is delighted to play its full role in the network, with our expertise and knowledge of the law not just in Northern Ireland, but also across the UK and in the Irish Republic.

“We are ourselves a specialist cross-border law firm and it is appropriate that we are a member of a network dedicated to share expertise in international and cross-border law.

“Avrio Advocati is an important membership organisation for a firm such as Caldwell & Robinson – its only Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland member. Through this network, our firms share business contacts, strengthen our social media presence and compare best practice. Caldwell & Robinson operates at the heart of Avrio Advocati.”

Photo depicts former president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, with new Avrio Advocati president Philip Gilliland and outgoing Avrio Advocati president, Stephan Reimer of Germany.

Issued for Caldwell & Robinson by Paul Gosling