Qualified as a solicitor in 1984 after graduating from Queens University Belfast.
Sean is responsible for dealing with Conveyancing matters together with Wills and Probate and has over 35 years’ experience in these areas. Sean joined DA Martin in 1994 and qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2002.
Qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 after graduating from Queens University Belfast in Law followed by studying a Masters in Human Rights Law.
Garret trained in the firm and since qualification has practiced in Criminal Law appearing in Courts throughout Northern Ireland representing clients in all areas of Criminal Law including…
murder, serious sexual offences, serious drugs offences, road traffic offences and has appeared in one of the most high profile cyber fraud cases in the United Kingdom. Garret also has vast experience in the area of Judicial Review.
Garret also has gained significant experience in the area of Personal Injury Law and has secured millions in damages for clients. Garret appears regularly before the Review Tribunal for Northern Ireland in relation to detention under the Mental Health (NI) Order 1986 and has lectured in the area of Mental Health Law. Garret qualified a Solicitor Advocate in 2019.
Joanna joined DA Martin in 2020 as the Head of the Family & Matrimonial Department, with a specialism in representing clients who have been subjected to domestic abuse through a close working association with Women’s Aid and other statutory agencies.
Joanna has extensive experience in all areas of family and matrimonial law in particular public and private children matters, divorce, breakdown of civil partnerships, finances and cohabitation disputes.
Joanna has previously acted and advised clients in connection with highly complicated care proceedings as well as contentious contact, residence and prohibited steps order disputes. She previously appealed a case to the High Court to examine the scope of Non Molestation Orders and Protection from Harassment injunctions and their potential distinctions. This case resulted in the PSNI altering their position in relation to Protection from Harassment injunctions and their policy no longer differentiates between its treatment of breaches of these civil injunctions and those of non-molestation orders.
Joanna is a Solicitor Advocate, with rights of audience in the higher courts.