Our People

Business Minded

At Lacey Solicitors, we put your business first. Whether we’re working for a private client or blue-chip company, our meticulous approach leaves no stone unturned when it comes to getting a deal across the line, resolving a complex dispute or achieving the best possible outcome.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and commitment to provide all of our clients with a high quality of service. Our team of legal experts are licensed to practice in both the North and South of Ireland.  Our innovative approach enables us to work with you, not just for you to deliver tactically astute solutions to your legal issues.

Terence C Lacey

Senior Partner Terry Lacey was educated at Queen’s University Belfast.  He graduated with a Degree in Law in 1990.

He has over 25 years experience advising major Insurance clients across the entire island of Ireland.

With his specialism firmly within defence litigation, Terry regularly attends the High Court in Dublin and Belfast as well as the County and Circuit Courts.

He has significant experience in all aspects of defence litigation and particularly in dealing with high value actions. He is an expert in Catastrophic Injury Claims and is recognised as a go to adviser for Technical Insurance advice.

In his rest time Terry’s interests are walking, running, cycling, Theology and Classical Music.

Damian McGeady

Educated at Portobello College, Dublin, and Queen’s University, Belfast, Damian specialises in defence litigation, Insurance Law and Catastrophic Injury. Damian is the author of The Insurance Law Ireland blog and is a member of the British Insurance Law Association. Damian practices in The Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland and has extensive experience representing Insurers in both jurisdictions. Damian regularly undertakes training of Insurance Professionals in matters concerning Insurance Litigation in both The Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.

Damian regularly advises Insurers on cross border and jurisdictional issues.

Damian is a qualified Solicitor advocate and has a special interest in all matters of dispute resolution, including traditional litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Damian enjoys reading, walking and watching sports in his spare time. He is a season ticket holder at Ulster Rugby, Damian also enjoys Gaelic games and football.

Jenna Curran

Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, Jenna specialises in Property Law and offers quality advice and assistance to clients buying and/or selling their homes. Jenna has a particular interest in shared ownership transactions and equity buy outs.  Jenna primarily acts for private clients in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial property as well as re-mortgages and is a member of many Mortgage Lender Solicitor Panels.

 In addition, Jenna has extensive experience of acting for clients purchasing through NI Co-Ownership Housing Association Limited and is a member of their Solicitors Panel offering assistance to first time buyers.

 Jenna also has a particular interest in debt recovery, land disputes and Will drafting.

 In her spare time, Jenna enjoys reading, catching up with friends for coffee and Charleston dance classes.  Jenna is a member of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association (NIYSA) and Women in Business.

Leona McParland

Educated at the University of Ulster, then at the College of Law Chester, Leona deals with both Defence and Plaintiff Litigation. She handles a full caseload of road traffic accident cases and has extensive knowledge and practical experience in personal injury claims.

Leona also assists both partners in dealing with high value litigation cases, liaising with barristers and clients both in the office and attending Court. She has a particular interest in cross Jurisdictional matters and debt recovery and hopes to continue to develop her expertise in this area.

In her spare time Leona enjoys keeping fit and being active, she is a keen runner, having taking part in numerous half marathons and road races. She is also involved in a lot of Charity work and plays an integral role in fundraising for Friends of Children Charity.

Ruaidhrí Austin

After studying Law at Queen’s University Belfast, Ruaidhrí joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2014.  He received his Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies in 2016.  He then joined the firm as a qualified solicitor working primarily in the area of Insurance Defence Litigation.

Ruaidhrí’s workload consists primarily of road traffic accidents involving personal injury and credit hire.  He has developed a particular interest in fraud and aggravated claims and frequently advises our insurance clients in relation to same.  Ruaidhri represents clients both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland and has experience in various courts across the entire island.

Ruaidhrí has a particular interest in Alternate Dispute Resolution, and is an accredited Mediator.  In 2014 he published his dissertation entitled ‘Mandatory Mediation in Family Disputes; a solution to Northern Ireland’s legal aid crisis.’

Outside of work, Ruaidhrí is a keen musician and teaches piano and violin.  He is a lover of all Martial Arts and won gold in the Ulster Judo Championships.


Paudraig McAuley


Educated at Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Liverpool and the College of Law Manchester, Paudraig is currently undertaking his professional qualifications at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.

After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 2007 with LL.B (Hons) Law, Paudraig travelled and worked in Australia before returning to the UK to undertake further legal studies and work for top 20 law firm, DWF in Manchester, before joining Lacey Solicitors in 2015.

Paudraig has previously worked as an employment law specialist, in both contentious and non-contentious employment issues and has advised a wide variety of clients including individuals as well as employers upon all aspects of employment law and practice and employment relations.  His present workload  pertains to Defence Litigation, Industrial Disease actions and Employment Law.

In his spare time Paudraig enjoys following Irish rugby, travel and keeping fit.

Martha Campbell

Martha graduated with a 2.1 honours in Law in 2012 from the University of Ulster.  She subsequently emigrated to the United States and secured a position working in the prestigious New York City Law firm, McMahon Martine and Gallagher LLP.

Martha gained invaluable legal experience working closely with US attorneys providing wide-ranging litigation support in Insurance Defence matters including; construction site accident litigation, premises liability matters, insurance coverage litigation and toxic torts.

Martha worked directly with insurers on high profile claims including asbestosis claims brought following the collapse of the World Trade Centres in 2001.

Martha joined Lacey Solicitors in April 2017 and works primarily on private client matters and provides specialist advice on premises liability matters.

Martha is an avid camogie player and also has a passion for travelling and interior design.

Colleen Ward

Colleen studied Law and Politics at Queens University Belfast.  She graduated in 2017 with LL.B (Hons) degree with a 2:1 and has joined Lacey Solicitors as a trainee solicitor while she undertakes her professional qualifications at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies.

Colleen’s workload primarily consists on private client matters, road traffic accidents and general litigation. She assist the Partners in the firm in acting for both Plaintiff and Defendant client’s representing individuals, corporate bodies and insurance companies. Her main focuses are on debt recovery, personal injury and credit hire.

Outside of work, Colleen is undertaking Irish language lessons. In January 2017, she completed her beginner course and has now moved on to intermediate level and is currently studying to obtain her Fáinne Óir.

Colleen has her own blog and reports on high profile legal cases in Ireland with a focus on insurance and personal injury litigation.  Some examples can be found on our website.

Colleen volunteers weekly assisting children and adults with learning difficulties to part take in sporting activities to include swimming and bowling.

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