Immediate Past President
Dermot is a graduate of Galway University (B.Comm / LL.B Hons), the Institute of Bankers in Ireland (LIB Grad), Northumbria University (LL.M in Advanced Legal Practice) and University College London (Notarial Practice).
After spells in the Manchester offices of corporate boutique Turner Parkinson (now part of Knights plc) and national firm Freeths, Dermot relocated to the North East in early 2011. He was first elected to the TVLS Council in July 2012.
Specialising in general business law and real estate, Dermot currently works in-house lawyer as Legal and Transactions Director for Leeds-based First Alliance Housing. He has lectured on aspects of company and consumer law and has contributed to the World Bank ‘Doing Business’ report.
Outside of legal practice, Dermot enjoys music, reading, travel and sport.