Nick Reilly BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2013

MA; H.Dip PM; Dip. Employment Law ; P.Cert. Governance (NUI); Dip. Legal Studies (Kings Inns); N.D. (Finance); N.C. (Accounting) (NCEA)

Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial/Chancery
  • Family Law
  • General Common Law
  • General Practice
  • Judicial Review
  • Private International & Comparative Law
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
Nick Reilly BL
Bar of Northern Ireland
Other Memberships:
EU Bar Association (Ireland)
Family Lawyers Association of Ireland
Immigration, Asylum & Citizenship Bar Association
Probate Bar Association
Other Languages:
French (Working)
Direct Professional Access:

Nick was called to the Bar of Ireland  (Trinity Term, 2013) and to the Bar of Northern Ireland (Hilary Term 2019), prior to that he worked in the public and private sectors in various management roles, as well as volunteering for several local and national NGO’s. He has appeared at all levels of the Irish Courts as well as in the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union;  has prepared cases for the European Court of Human Rights with a practice which is principally focused on employment, probate, landlord & tenant, property, judicial review and constitutional law (including asylum and immigration) and EU law. He also accepts instructions in areas such as tort and commercial/contract law and matters dealing with private international law. Nick acts for the Government of Ireland, the European Commission (and various entities associated the European Council), plus State bodies as well as several NGO’s and private clients. He also advises European civil servants (and related parties) in respect to disciplinary matters including dealing with OLAF and the European Ombudsman.

Nick is a former lecturer in Family Law at Griffith College Dublin as well as in economics/enterprise development at Independent Colleges Dublin. He has delivered several CPD lectures over the years on topics as diverse as residential nursing care (including the Fair Deal Scheme) to aspects of probate law to several local Solicitors Bar Associations as well as specialised Bar groups.

He has also published specialist articles outside the law in the field of economics (national sovereign wealth funds and strategic asset allocations within funds); the economic and social history of the early Norman conquest of counties Fingal, Louth and Meath as well as monographs on various painters and individual works of art.

Nick has acted for a number of Irish charities and NGO’s on a pro bono basis, is a board member of the Drogheda Arts Festival, is a former director and chairperson of the Droichead Arts Centre, as well as sitting on the board of various theatre and film/media production companies. Previously, he held office with the National Youth Council of Ireland and the Union of Students’ in Ireland among others. He acted as Treasurer of Lawyers for Yes which campaigned for a “Yes Vote” in the marriage equality referendum in 2015.

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