Hugh O’Donoghue

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Hugh O’Donoghue is both admitted and practices in England and Wales as well as in Ireland. He has a well-deserved reputation as a formidable and astute advocate. His areas of practice include:

• Crime including Courts Martial
• Regulation
• Judicial Review
• Professional Negligence
• International, Administrative and Human Rights
• Military Law
• Injunctive including Worldwide Freezing Orders
• Misfeasance in Public Office, False Imprisonment and Malicious Prosecution

Practice includes criminal and civil and extends to extensive advisory work in public and international (Extradition, EU law and Global human rights). Hugh is renowned for his outstanding abilities in appeals and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal and in the High Court (Extradition, Human Rights, Judicial Review and Civil). Hugh maintains that civil and criminal practice is complimentary each area providing mutually supporting competences.

Hugh's transfer to the UK from Ireland in 2005 coincides with his focus in the International field and the growth of his reputation at the Bar as a meticulous advocate. Hugh was Chair of the EU and International Affairs of the Law Society in Ireland in the 2004-2006; Vice-Chair 2003-2004. Member of the Irish Law Society Standing Committee on Curriculum Development (CDU) 2005-2007. Vice-Chair 2006.  He represented Ireland on the prestigious Union International du Notariat Latin between 2005 and 2007. He is a member of the Association of Law Teachers (IALT) and Canon La Society of England and Wales and  is currently accredited by   OHIM (EU). He is a member of the South East Circuit.

Hugh has lectured extensively in International Human Rights protection and is an associate faculty member of the Law School of the Irish Law Society. He lectured in Warsaw (2003) and also in South Africa (2004-2005) where he contributed to a programme extensively funded by the Irish Government to assist local lawyers become skilled in the rewarding but monopolised commercial field. His continuing interest in education is reflected in a lecture at the College of Law Bloomsbury in London on the topic of Military Law.