Paul Cregan has practised exclusively in family law throughout his long career at the Bar. In private law proceedings, he acts for parents to resolve often apparently intractable contact disputes and residence issues, international relocation and abduction (Hague and Brussels IIR parental abduction). He welcomes instructions for such cases through the Direct Access Scheme.
He also acts for parents, relatives, children and local authorities in care proceedings. His work often involves serious and complex cases involving physical and emotional abuse and neglect as well as fact-finding hearings including FII (fabricated and induced illness). In non-accidental injury cases, including a recent case involving the death of a baby, he appears for parents and others who have found themselves in the pool of possible perpetrators.
Court of Protection
BCL University College, Cork, Ireland
MA Text and Performance Studies, RADA, London
Called to the Irish Bar at King’s Inns, Dublin.
Family Law Bar Association
The client (a mother) and the client’s relative wrote to thank Paul “for the very professional way you worked X’s case with its many delicate issues …thank you for your excellent work and strong efforts of achievement throughout the whole day and beyond usual court functioning time…“. The client’s relative noted that through Paul’s efforts, the mother was allowed to continue to exercise her parental responsibility to her children through contact, contact that had been interrupted and sporadic for years until Paul’s representation of the mother at court.