With a keen interest in practising in a reputable Family law firm in Northern Ireland, Tiernán joined Worthingtons in November 2020. He graduated in Law with French from Queen’s University, Belfast and thereafter attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, where he qualified as a solicitor in 2016. Tiernán then went on to complete a Masters in Criminal Justice at Queen’s University where he obtained a commendation for his dissertation on ‘Cross-Border Policing’.
Before joining Worthingtons, Tiernán worked as a Family Law practitioner specialising in sensitive Children’s Order cases. He is an accomplished advocate, having dealt with cases before all tiers of the Family Court system, the Family Proceedings Court, the Family Care Centre and the High Court; often involving matters of a complex nature.
Tiernán excels in building a strong rapport with his clients, enabling him to assess his client’s needs in order to provide appropriate legal guidance.
Tiernán combined his in-depth knowledge of the Northern Ireland Family Court system with his practical experience when he joined the office of Worthingtons Solicitors where he specialises in delicate Family legal matters.
Tiernán is a member of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association, Belfast Solicitors’ Association and the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Tiernán is a fluent Irish and French speaker and a keen sportsman who holds a Commonwealth medal for rowing and was voted Armagh’s sportsman of the year in 2015.
Tiernan Oliver, solicitor in our family law department, examines the new legislation introduced to give further protections to victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence in Northern Ireland has become an increasingly...