Lynne Mooney

Attorney

Lynne Mooney’s practice encompasses general civil litigation with specialist interests in matrimonial law and personal injury litigation.

Lynne joined Broadhurst LLC in 2020, prior to which she was an attorney on the litigation team at a leading full-service law firm in the Cayman Islands, where she regularly advised upon and argued a variety of civil cases before the Grand Court.

Lynne has appeared in a number of significant decisions of the Grand Court in matrimonial law including leading decisions on residence, child-contact, relocation of children outside the jurisdiction and the appointment of expert witnesses in children cases.

Lynne also appears before the Labour Tribunal and Labour Appeals Tribunal of the Cayman Islands in employment matters.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • KQ v PQ (2015). Successfully represented the respondent who sought a shared residence order. A summary of the judgment is available in the Cayman Islands Law Review, Case Summaries, Issue 1, Summer 2016.
  • TF v SD (2016). The Grand Court considered an application to permanently remove the children from the jurisdiction.
  • SF v FJ (2017). The Grand Court provided helpful guidance on the appointment of expert witnesses in complex children cases. Successfully represented the respondent who objected to a private social worker being appointed and the Court made an order appointing a state social worker as an expert.
  • SF v FJ (2017). The Grand Court considered an application to permanently remove the children from the jurisdiction.
  • NR v AR (2017). The Grand Court considered an application for a shared residence order and an increase in contact.
  • Successfully represented a Complainant seeking compensation for unfair dismissal before the Labour Tribunal and the Labour Appeals Tribunal of the Cayman Islands.
  • Successfully represented a Ukrainian national seeking refugee status before the Refugee Appeals Tribunal in Ireland.
  • Successfully obtained an Isaac Wunder Order (civil restraint against vexatious litigants) and an order dismissing High Court proceedings against a Dublin Solicitor, the Dublin County Registrar and the Attorney General of Ireland. The High Court proceedings against the defendants related to a previous High Court appeal and the reported cases of Kenny v. Trinity College [2008] IEHC 320, Kenny v. An Bord Pleanala [2010] IEHC 321 and Kenny v. Trinity College and Dublin City Council [2012] IEHC 77.
Education, Professional Achievements and Community Activities

Lynne holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from University College, Dublin 2006 and a Masters in Law from Queens University, Belfast 2007.

She was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2008 and had a general civil practice based in Dublin and the Northern Circuit. Lynne regularly appeared in a variety of civil, family, judicial review and chancery matters before the High Court and Circuit Court, as well as before the Employment Appeals Tribunal and Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

Lynne lectured at two leading universities on topics such as contract, company law, family law, public international and international human rights law. Lynne also provided family law training to practicing solicitors at continuing professional development lectures.

In addition to being admitted in Cayman, Lynne is also admitted to the Bars of the Republic of Ireland (currently non-practising), England & Wales (currently non-practising) and Northern Ireland (currently non-practising).

Lynne is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and Cayman Islands Family Law Bar Association.