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Maeve Lucey


Maeve is a solicitor in our Family and Matrimonial team and is cross qualified as a solicitor in Ireland.

Maeve has experience in all areas of private family law, with particular expertise in divorce and the financial implications of couples separating. She has particular experience in cases involving multiple assets including properties in this jurisdiction and overseas, family businesses and the associated intricacies often involved. She is also experienced in matters involving interveners.

She also advises clients in the financial disputes which may arise following the separation of unmarried couples, including financial arrangements which might need to be made for any children.

Maeve’s other area of expertise is private children matters, and advising parents in relation to child arrangements. She also frequently advises clients in relation to issues concerning domestic abuse and the associated court proceedings, and well understands the careful and sensitive approach needed.

She takes a pragmatic and sensible approach to cases and always attempts to settle out of court where appropriate. She is known for her compassionate and professional approach to client care and has received positive testimonials for the support she has provided to clients throughout her cases.

Education and career
  • In 2006 Maeve graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons)
  • In 2011, she completed the Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Course
  • Maeve was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors (Republic of Ireland) in 2013, and te Roll of Solicitors (England & Wales) in 2016
  • From 2017-2021, she practised at two solicitors firms in London
  • In 2020, Maeve obtained the Resolution accreditation on Financial Remedies and Private Children
  • She joined Bindmans LLP in 2021
  • Maeve successfully represented the appellant in the Court of Appeal decision in Re A (A Child: Findings of Fact) [2022] EWCA Civ 1652, overturning the High Court’s decision at a fact-finding hearing in wardship and inherent jurisdiction proceedings

What clients say

Maeve was brilliant – someone you can trust and will be glad you trusted. She will fight your corner hard, but always with grace and excellent judgement 

Maeve was recommended to me by a family law barrister and I am so glad I chose her for one of the most important, and difficult periods of my life. I know that I would not have got better advice anywhere else

Thank you again for the help and support you’ve given me. At times, it very nearly became too much for me, but your guidance has seen me through a very difficult time

Your advice was really helpful. I can’t thank you enough for helping me out within such short time period. You relieved years of anxiety within the space of 10 minutes by providing legal clarity over the situation, so thank you for your help and support

I engaged Maeve to act on my behalf following a recommendation from a friend. It became immediately apparent that she is not only a highly capable Family Law Solicitor but has added tremendous value by her careful approach to my case demonstrating rare personal attributes, such as warmth, understanding, compassion and humanity. Maeve has always been readily contactable and has taken time to meet with me and understand my situation.  She has listened to my concerns, taking great care to responded to my queries in timely manner, responding with clear and articulate well-reasoned explanations and professional advice. Despite the regrettable circumstances of my case, Maeve has softened the impact of the process and has been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout. I cannot recommend Maeve and her support team highly enough

I was separating with my partner and I needed help with child arrangements, the partner suggested Maeve act for me on my matter. Maeve is an amazing solicitor: an honest, precise, and ambitious professional who understands family law, she helped me get the maximum and enjoy quality time with my son. I would highly recommend Maeve as a professional who has the best interests of her clients in mind

Professional memberships
  • Resolution
  • Women in Family Law
More about Maeve

Maeve is a volunteer at BPP University Free Legal Advice Clinic, assisting family clients who are struggling to afford access to justice as they are ineligible for legal aid and unable to afford a solicitor. She supervises students, who meet with the clients to take instructions and then revises draft letters of advice and supports the students in developing their levels of expertise

Maeve is a Resolution accredited specialist in financial matters on separation and children cases. As a member of Resolution, she is committed to approaching matters in a non-confrontational and constructive way, which enables her to progress cases in a cost-effective and sensible manner. Maeve provides timely, sensitive and pragmatic advice throughout her cases in order to ensure that a successful outcome can be achieved as quickly as possible for her clients.