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Paul McGarry Esq SC

Full Title: Paul McGarry Esq SC
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 31.10.2018
Call Date: 24.7.2012

Paul McGarry SC was Chairman of the Bar of Ireland from July 2016 to July 2018. He was Called to the Irish Bar in 1996 and appointed a Senior Counsel in 2010. He was Called to the Bar of England and Wales by Middle Temple in 2012. He obtained a BCL from University College Dublin in 1991 and an LLM in EU Law in 1992. His practice is primarily in public, commercial and European law.  He is an accredited mediator and international arbitrator.


He has served on many statutory bodies and authorities, including the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, Courts Service Board, Euro Changeover Board, the Board of Irish Rail and the International Council for Advocates and Barristers.


He is currently head of the Irish delegation to the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (2014-16 and 2018-20). He is also co-chair of the IBA Forum for Advocates and Barristers (2018-20). He is the chairman of both the EU Bar Association and the Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland.



He was elected a bencher of Kings Inns in 2016.