Rosemary Connolly Panellist

Rosemary Connolly, LLB (Hons), LLM.


Rosemary has over 35 years’ experience as a solicitor and is ranked as a leading lawyer by authoritative publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers UK. She is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, and England and Wales and has extensive experience advising and representing both employees and employers before Employment Tribunals and in the higher Courts of these jurisdictions.

Rosemary is a former Legal Commissioner with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and has served on the Senate of Queen’s University, Belfast. She has also served as a Commissioner on the Board of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and as President of the Northern Ireland Law Society’s Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal.

Rosemary’s skill as a mediator arises not only from negotiating settlements in a wide range of civil litigation matters, but also from her experience in promoting equality, fairness, and good community relations and in adjudicating important issues of professional conduct involving lawyers. Clients and lawyers respect her record of integrity, independence, and expert handling of sensitive issues.


LLB (Hons) The Queen’s University, Belfast, (QUB.), 1982
Certificate of Professional Legal Studies (Institute of Professional legal Studies (IPLS), 1983
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, Northern Ireland, 1984
Diploma in Organisation and Manpower Studies (QUB), 1989
Master of Laws, Human Rights, Emergency Law and Discrimination (QUB), 1991
Certificate in Advanced Advocacy (National Institute for Trial Advocacy), 2003


Rosemary is married, has three adult children and her interests outside the law include hill walking, reading and keeping abreast of current affairs.