Sonya is a Partner in our Health & Prosecutions team. As a former Social Worker who practiced for the Health Service Executive, she specialises in representing TUSLA and the HSE in District Court and High Court child care matters.
Sonya has particular expertise in the areas of children’s rights and accountability in child protection.
Sonya and her colleagues have collaborated with Trinity College Dublin to establish a new legal training module for social work students. The modules, as part of undergraduate, masters and post graduate courses emphasise the real-life application of relevant legislation to Social Work practice.
In addition, Sonya has developed tailored legal training programmes for professionals with specific focus on the legislative framework of child protection in Ireland.