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About Rónán Stewart

Rónán is a trainee solicitor currently assisting Raj Chada and Mike Schwarz in our Crime department.

Rónán joined Hodge Jones & Allen as a paralegal in our Civil Liberties team in 2021 where he assisted Jocelyn Cockburn, Susie Labinjoh, Gimhani Eriyagolla and Bríd Doherty on a varied and complex case load including inquests and civil claims against the police and public authorities.

Prior to joining Hodge Jones & Allen, Rónán was a criminal defence paralegal at a leading criminal defence and human rights firm in Belfast. Before this he interned at REDRESS working on a number of international human rights matters with a focus on representing victims of torture. He also volunteered for the Victims’ Rights Working Group to monitor International Criminal Court developments relating to victims’ rights.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Inquest Lawyers Group
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Police Action Lawyers Group
  • London Irish Lawyers Association


  • Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor (2023-present)
  • Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, Paralegal (2021-2023)
  • Madden & Finucane Solicitors, Paralegal (2020-2021)
  • REDRESS, Legal Intern (2019)


  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law (Distinction)
  • LLM Human Rights & Criminal Justice, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Law (LLB), Queens University Belfast (First Class Hons)
Further Reading Criminal Defence
Falsely Accused of Crime
General Crime
Financial Crime & Regulatory