Rioghnach is a practising Barrister in Northern Ireland. Her practice is predominantly focused on family and criminal law. She is currently on The Attorney General’s Junior Barrister Panel.
Born and raised in Derry, she has witnessed the social barriers that exist both within her hometown and nationally. With the risk of resources such as welfare support and access to justice being out of reach to the most vulnerable, the real consequences of this can already be seen. Her personal story that led to being Called to the Bar serves as a reminder that the most important tool you can give a person is opportunity. Access to justice is not for those going into the profession, but for any client to maintain their right to be fairly represented. By respecting and upholding the rights of others, we have the opportunity to provide for a more inclusive future.