About Ciaran


  • Founding Partner, Phoenix Law - Human Rights Solicitors

  • Northern Irish representative at the UK LGBT Family Law Institute


  • Expert in surrogacy and member of NI Fertility Network


  • US State Department LGBT Rights delegate (2017)


  • London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign: Legal Subgroup


  • Love Equality Consortium (2016-Present)


  • Member, NI Childrens Order Panel


  • Associate lecturer at Ulster University, School of Law


  • Trustee, Rainbow Project



McLernon Moynagh Solicitors


From 2010-2018 Ciaran was a founding partner at McLernon Moynagh Solicitors, based in Holywood and Belfast. The award-winning company ceased trading in Oct 2018. Ciaran is now a founding partner at Phoenix Law.

2008 - 2010

Cert Professional Legal Studies

Queens University Belfast

2007 - 2008

MSSc Criminal Justice

Queens University Belfast

2004 - 2007

LL.B Law and Marketing Hons

University of Ulster, Magee

Awards & Recognition


Legal Representative of the Year

GNI Awards


Recognition Award

The Rainbow Project


Humanist of the Year

Awarded by Humanists UK




LGBT Friendly Business of the Year - Belfast Pride Festival

Awarded to McLernon Moynagh



Board Positions

2018 - Present



The Rainbow Project [visit]


2018 - Present


Board of Governors

St Joseph's College, Belfast [visit]


2018 - Present


Trustee, The Community Foundatioon for Northern Ireland


Copyright © All Rights Reserved