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Prior to joining Callan Tansey, Avril trained in a top Dublin law firm, Hayes Solicitors, where she worked in its medical defence litigation department on a wide range of medical and dental claims, including catastrophic injuries and high value High Court actions.
Avril is originally from the parish of Ballymacward, County Galway, and subsequently moved to Knock, County Mayo.
Avril is a Director of Foróige, which is the largest youth charity in Ireland. She is also a member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Younger Member’s Committee.
Avril attended NUIG and graduated with BA and LLB Degrees. Avril also obtained a Master’s degree in European Law and Current Affairs (LLM) from UCD and Maastricht University where she was also awarded a Comparative International European Law Certificate (CIEL). Avril is also admitted as a Solicitor in both England and Wales.
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