Ms Gallagher completed her LLB at the University of the West of England where she was President of the Law Society. She then worked as a Paralegal in property litigation for two years before commencing her LLM in Commercial law. She studied at the University of Bristol, where she volunteered with the Unseen Exploitation Society and educated students on the ‘gig’ economy and modern slavery. She is an Exhibition Scholar of Inner Temple and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2019. Alongside the BPTC, she volunteered with the Personal Support Unit (now Support Through Court) and supported people going through legal proceedings.
She has won several advocacy competitions and currently works as an advocacy worker for victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles. In 2020, she presented before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on victims’ issues. She is interested in a variety of legal areas, including: personal injury, clinical negligence, employment, family, and information technology. She is passionate about making the Bar more diverse and accessible and currently lives in London.
Dara is a full-time PhD candidate at Durham Law School. She gained a first-class hons LLB from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), during the Covid-19 Pandemic Dara returned LJMU teaching online seminars. After her undergraduate degree in Liverpool Dara joined Durham law school’s LLM program in International Law and Governance for which she obtained a distinction for her efforts. During this time she was the Vice-President of her college debate society, an ambassador for the UK’s animal law charity at Durham, and an active member of the Jewish society. She has since continued her role as ambassador for this charity during her PhD studies and has also taken on the role of Vice-President of the Durham University Jewish Society. Dara’s key research interests include international law, International Human Rights Law, and culture.