Joan Gabrielle Lalor BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2021

PhD, Registered Midwife, Registered Children's and General Nurse, BNS (Hons), MSc, MA, PG Dip Stats (Distinction), PGDip Clinical Health Science Education (Distinction), Dip Legal Studies, Barrister at Law

Areas of Practice:
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
Joan Gabrielle Lalor BL

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Joan was called to the Bar in 2021 and is currently practising in the area of Tort and Personal Injury Law.

Joan is a  registered Children’s and General Nurse and a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Joan is also a Professor in Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin where she teaches and supervises across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and leads a team of researchers (including doctoral and post-doctoral candidates) to generate evidence to optimise outcomes in maternity care.

Joan was awarded a BNS (Hons), MSc, MA, PGDip in Clinical Health Science Education (Distinction) and PG Dip in Statistics (Distinction) and a PhD from Trinity College.

Joan was elected as  Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) in April 2022.

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For our most interdisciplinary legal research The CORALE project (with Dr Andrea Mulligan B L) aims to investigate, for the first time, the operation of the right to conscientious objection in abortion services in Ireland and to develop a coherent framework for situating conscientious objection within a system of access to abortion services in a manner that is proportionate, effective and legally robust.

Member of the Tort and Insurance bar Association and the Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Bar Association of Ireland (PRDBA)

Member of Tort and Personal Injury Law Association of Ireland

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086-806 6333
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Four Courts Dublin 7
@Joan Gabrielle Lalor

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