Meet The Team
Our Team
Lillian O'Sullivan
Lillian O’Sullivan apprenticed and practised for a number of years with leading Irish law firm Arthur Cox in Dublin, gaining extensive experience in all areas of commercial law and litigation. After completing a Fellowship with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Holland, Lillian returned to Cork to develop a more general legal practice.

Lillian practices in all areas of Family and Child Law and Employment Law in addition to providing full legal services in all areas.

Lillian has a keen interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has trained extensively in this area. She is a trained Arbitrator, Mediator and Collaborative Law Practitioner. She is committed to ensuring that her clients are fully aware of all methods available for the resolution of their disputes and is fully qualified to advise and represent her clients in resolving disputes in a way which best suits their needs.

Lillian completed her BCL and Masters Degree (LLM) at University College Cork. She has also completed Postgraduate Diplomas in Arbitration, International Arbitration and Employment Law at University College Dublin.

Lillian is a regular contributor to the Law Society of Ireland’s professional practice courses in Family Law, Employment Law and Commercial Law. She is the course co-ordinator of the Employment Law Course in Cork Law School and lectures in Law in Griffith College Cork.

Lillian is a member of the committee of the Association of Collaborative Practitioners, an association established to promote and provide training to lawyers and other professionals in Collaborative Practice in Family Law. She was a member of the organising committee of the successful Second Annual European Conference on Collaborative Practice held in Cork in May 2008. Lillian is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
Lillian is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch.

Orla Howe


Orla Howe has a keen interest in all areas of general practice particularly Family Law and Conveyancing. She takes a common-sense approach to achieving the best results for her clients and is committed to ensuring that her clients are fully informed and well advised at all stages.

Orla Howe trained with a general practice firm in her hometown of Killarney, Co. Kerry, gaining extensive experience in all areas of law.  Prior to commencing her traineeship Orla worked in a number of firms in Dublin gaining experience in diverse areas of practice including Conveyancing, Probate, Litigation and Criminal Law. She also gained significant experience working with in-house legal counsel during her time with the British Olympic Association in London.

Orla completed her BCL and Masters Degree (LL.M) at University College Cork.   Orla joined Lillian O’Sullivan & Co. in January 2017, having qualified as a solicitor in December 2016.

Carol Ginnifer

Trainee Solicitor

Carol achieved a Bsc in  Government and Public Policy in University College Cork before completing a Diploma in “Professional Legal Studies” in Griffith College Cork to qualify as a Legal Executive. During her studies Carol worked with a number of law firms in Cork gaining general legal experience. Carol joined Lillian O'Sullivan & Co. in 2010 as a legal executive before travelling to Perth, Australia where she worked as a legal secretary with The State Solicitors' Office, Western Australia. Carol also held the position of Executive Assistant to the Senior Staff of the State Ombudsman, Western Australia where she worked across the complaint resolution, legal services, strategic services and administrative improvement teams for a period of two years.

Carol has a competent level of Irish and has a keen interest in German language and culture having studied the langague as part of her degree.

Magan King

Legal Secretary

Magan King joined Lillian O’Sullivan & Co. Solicitors in July 2015 and currently holds the position of Legal Secretary in our offices. Magan is an integral part of our team, liaising with clients and ensuring smooth communication and a friendly professional service.

Magan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public and Social Policy from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011, focusing on the legal sector in her final year including Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law. Having always had an interest in law this line of education reaffirmed her interest in working in this field on a professional level.
Magan has a keen interest in Family Law and Human Rights Law and enjoys interacting with clients, solicitors and the public.

Joanna Zachara


Joanna Zachara is a Polish Lawyer who joined the  our team in 2016 having previously worked in a Notary Public Office in Poland for a number of years where she acquired considerable experience.

Joanna holds the position of secretary working seamlessly within our team in all area of practice. Joanna has also enhanced our ability to work directly with Polish clients and provides interpretation and translation support on a daily basis. 

Joanna graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2007. She finished her apprenticeship in the notary profession by passing a state notary examination in  Warsaw Chamber of Civil Law Notaries in 2012.

Joanna speaks English and Polish.

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