Muriel Walls has been helping family law clients for over 40 years. She has been involved in many of the leading cases which gave rise to changes in the law. She has also campaigned for family law reform throughout her career. She has been on and been chair of various committees, associations and State Boards including the Family Support Agency and the Legal Aid Board. Muriel was also a partner in the leading law firm of McCann FitzGerald for over 20 years.

At this stage she wants to share every bit of wisdom she has accumulated with those going through relationship breakdown so that they can make the best decisions for themselves, their children, their spouse/partner and wider family particularly if there are business interests.

Muriel Walls

Muriel is a pioneer of collaborative practice in Ireland. In this model of dispute resolution the lawyers are trained in the collaborative process and specifically commit in writing not to represent their client in contested litigation. This ensures the focus is on trying to reach workable solutions and a fair agreement.

Muriel is also a family mediator. As Mediator she works with the couple together as a neutral and impartial facilitator to help their discussions to find compromise on the issues that present.

Muriel has been a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) for over 20 years and has considerable experience in dealing with cross-border and international cases and the recognition in Ireland of foreign marriages and foreign divorces.