President of the Law Society of Ireland

Maura Derivan was appointed President of the Law Society of Ireland for the year 2022/2023 with effect from Friday 11 November 2022.

Maura Derivan Law Society PresidentMaura Derivan is the Managing Partner in the firm Derivan Sexton & Company, Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary where she specialises in the areas of personal injuries litigation, medical negligence and judicial review.

Ms Derivan attended school in Mount Anville, Dublin. She studied law in University College Dublin where she obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law degree.

Ms Derivan trained in Mason Hayes & Curran and qualified as a solicitor. She then joined Orpen Franks where she became a junior partner specialising in litigation and commercial litigation.

Ms Derivan has been a member of the Council of the Law Society since 2006. She has served on many senior committees including the Co-ordination Committee, Finance Committee, Administrative Sub-Committee of Finance and the Law Society Practice Management Standard Working Group. She was appointed Chairperson of a division of the Regulation of Practice Committee, the PR Committee and the Negative Interest Task Force.

In 2018, Maura Derivan was the proposer of a motion brought to the Council of the Law Society to adopt a Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Policy in respect of the Law Society. Arising from the motion, the Law Society established its Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Ms Derivan is married to solicitor Patrick Derivan who also practises in the firm, Derivan Sexton & Company. The firm has had a number of notable successes in the field of personal injuries and commercial law, resulting in the development of significant case law and also obtaining judicial decision, which required amending legislation to be implemented, arising from judicial review challenges.