Clíodhna Kelleher

Call: 2020 | 2022 (Ireland)

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    BCL (UCD); LLM (Harvard); BPTC (City)

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    Clíodhna has a busy practice in Chambers’ core areas, including administrative and public law, competition law, and procurement and State aid.

    Highlights of Clíodhna’s practice include:

    • R (IMA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Acting for the Independent Monitoring Authority, the post-Brexit citizens’ rights watchdog, in its successful challenge of the UK Government’s implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and UK-EEA EFTA Separation Agreement.
    • Royal Mail Group Ltd v DAF Trucks Ltd: Acting for Royal Mail and British Telecom, lead claimants in the Trucks cartel litigation in their successful claim against DAF arising from the European Commission “Trucks” settlement decision, in which truck manufacturers were collectively fined €2.93bn for breaches of EU competition law.

    She is a graduate of University College Dublin and of Harvard Law School, where she specialised in public and comparative constitutional law. Prior to qualifying as a barrister Clíodhna worked as a legal fellow at a non-profit organisation and as a paralegal at a leading full-service Irish law firm. She was the recipient of Lincolns Inn’s top scholarship for Bar school.