Abla O’Callaghan

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Abla O’Callaghan

Practice Overview

Abla joined 30 Park Place following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Ruth Henke QC and Rebecca Harrington. Abla has a mixed practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Civil, Crime and Family.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Abla had experience of working within the education law sector for almost three years having worked in London for a specialist education law firm and as an assistant to a senior Education Law barrister. During this time she has represented clients at Special Education Needs hearings and University Appeals.

Notable and Reported cases

  • Publications and Presentations

    Oct 2015 - “An Overview of the Legal Relationship between a Student and a University” - Publication, Cardiff & District Law Society, Co-Author

    Feb 2015 - “Understanding the New School Admissions and Appeals Processes” - Powerpoint Presentation for Local Authorities

    Feb 2015 - Exclusions Training Seminar for Individual Review Panel Members

    July 2014 - 'End “unofficial exclusions”' - Publication, SEN Magazine, Co-author  

    Feb 2014 - “Education law update - when is pursuing a contractual claim an abuse of process in higher education” - Publication, Solicitors Law Journal, Co-Author

    Feb 2014 - “The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013: What will it do?” - Publication, Hardwicke Chambers, Co-Author

    Nov 2013 - “Student Litigation – Choosing the Right Words” - Publication, Hardwicke Newsletter, Co-Author

  • Education and Awards
    • 2012 UCL - Winners National Round Telders Mooting Competition
    • Finalists International Round in the Hague
    • Winners of Best Applicant Memorial
       
    • 2007- 2010 LLB (1st Class Honours) University of Keele/ University of British Columbia
    • Best Performance Prizes in Contract; Criminal; Land, and Pubic Law
    • Knights European Law Prize