Most experienced professional exam prep team


Dr Val Corbett


Val Corbett graduated with BCL and LLM degrees from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 1997 and 1998 respectively. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2008. In 2017, Val was awarded his PhD from Trinity College Dublin.
Val was formerly the Head of the Law School at Independent College Dublin (2007- 2016) and prior to that was Head of the Law School at Griffith College Dublin (2001-2007). His principal research has been concerned with the law of torts, personality rights and employment law. He has published in a number of Irish and international peer-reviewed journals in these fields. He has also published a number of student texts in the Law of Torts and has co-authored Employment Law in Ireland (Clarus Press, Dublin 2009).

Dr Maura Kelly


Dr Maura Kelly has a wide range of experience in the academic and commercial legal environment. She has been involved in many ground breaking projects from establishing the first private law school, Portobello College in 1992 to working with a leading law firm to establish professional development programmes at trainee lawyer to senior associate level. Maura worked with many leading global universities such as the University of Wales; University of West of England; BPP University; University of Cambridge; Judge Business School and INSEAD. Her more recent role focused on designing and delivering quality, customer-focused and commercially-aligned programmes for trainee lawyers through to 6 year qualified senior associates with a top-tier Irish solicitors’ firm.

Maura has been lecturing for over 20 years both in the public and private university sector. Her main areas of expertise are Constitutional and EU law. She holds a PhD in the area of property rights. She has lectured on FE1 courses and the preparatory course for the Kings’ Inns entrance exam. Maura applies a very practical and exam focused approach in her lectures and loves the challenge of leading students through the FE1 ‘experience.’


Veronica McInerney

LLB, Barrister-at-Law

Veronica McInerney graduated with an LLB honours degree from the University of Limerick in 2008. Thereafter she commenced a Ph.D in the University of Limerick. She has lectured in the areas of European Union Law and Administrative Law to undergraduate LLB students and has for the past four years lectured on the Kings Inns and FE1 preparatory courses at Independent Colleges. She also lectures Company law at Trinity College Dublin. Veronica is a practising barrister.


Tomás Clancy

MA, BA (Mod) Hons in Legal Science, Barrister-at-Law

Tomás Clancy was a Senior Lecturer at Independent College Dublin between 2009 and 2016 and Director of LLM Programme at Independent College Dublin. He was called to the Bar in 1988. Previously he lectured in TCD, the Institute of Public Administration and was deputy Head of Law Department at Portobello College Dublin, subsequently DBS. He has lectured on Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts and Jurisprudence for over 18 years.

In addition, he is a broadcaster and journalist producing and presenting a Four Part documentary series Wine Geese as well as presenting two seasons of a classical music-based talk show Intermezzo for RTE Radio Lyric FM. He is a regular on Newstalk and a contributor on RTE Radio 1, the Marianne Finucane Show and Morning Ireland. Tomás Clancy also has a weekly column in the Sunday Business Post.

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Mairéad Deevy


Mairéad is a Business and Law graduate of University College Dublin. She was called to the Irish Bar in 2012; she has a predominantly criminal practice encompassing both Dublin and the South Eastern circuit. Mairéad is also a qualified attorney-at-law having passed the New York Bar exam in 2016. Mairéad has previously taught and mentored students at UCD and those preparing for their U.S. bar exams. She has a particular interest in criminal law and criminological theory.