Karl Dowling, Barrister-at-Law
Junior Counsel with a specialist practice in Chancery, Wills, Succession Law, Probate Litigation, Trusts, Charities and Cross-Border Estates.
Has advised the Attorney General’s Office on issues of Charities, Trusts, Estates and Legislation, including the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Health (Amendment) Bill 2013. In addition, advised on the protection of national heritage sites, including Mount Congreve and Skellig Michael.
Past committee member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Ireland and coordinator of the Law Society's Certificate & Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning.
Widely lectured on various probate issues to the Law Society, STEP Annual Conference 2014 & 2016, Central Law Training and a number of Solicitors' Bar Associations.
Written extensively for Thomson Reuters and is the author of the Irish Probate Practitioners' Handbook, Succession Law Nutshell, Probate Pocketbook, Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court, Civil Procedure in the District Court and is the Editor of the Probate Law Journal.
Prior to being called to the Irish Bar in 2006, and having studied at the King's Inns, was head of Chancery in Pearts Solicitors with responsibility for managing applications to the Probate Office.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.