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Mary Traynor

Mrs Mary Traynor

Contact Details:

Email Address:
Telephone Direct Line: (028) 9097 4541
Room: 1.4


  • Law & Accounting LLB (First Class Honours)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with distinction)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching


  • 1999 enrolled as a Solicitor in England & Wales
  • 2003 enrolled as a Solicitor in N. Ireland

Queen's University Belfast:

  • Teaching Fellow, Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) 2007 to date.

In Practice:

  • 2006 - 2007 – Law Centre (NI), Belfast/Derry – Associate Mental Health Legal Adviser.
  • 2005 -2006 – Northgate Plc – In-house Legal Counsel.
  • 2003 -2005 – L’Estrange & Brett Solicitors, Belfast – Associate Solicitor in their Corporate/Commercial Department.
  • 1999 – 2003 – Herbert Smith LLP, London – Assistant Solicitor in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Department.
  • 2003 – six month secondment to the Department of Trade & Industry in London to assist on the implementation of the E-Commerce Directive into UK law.
  • 2002 – Mallesons Stephens Jacques, Sydney and  Freehill, Hollingdale & Page, Sydney - paralegal


I have been teaching at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, at Queen’s University since 2007.  During my time at IPLS I have developed, organised, taught and examined Accounts, Administration of Estates, Revenue,  PACE and Conveyancing 2.

I completed my PGCHET at Queen’s in 2009.

I regularly attend conferences and continuing professional development events relating to vocational legal training and to legal practice relevant to my areas of teaching.

I coach our trainees for various international legal competitions including the International Client Counselling Competition, the Annual EU Debate and the International Negotiation Competition. We have won many of these international competitions.

During my time at Law Centre (NI) I was involved in the design, development and delivery of courses on mental health law, the Bamford Review and related issues.

During my time in private practice I was involved in the design, development and delivery of courses to junior solicitors/trainee solicitors on specialist areas of law including M&A work and IP law.

I also wrote a number of articles on IT/corporate law including a feature article on strategic alliances which was published in PLC magazine and e-commerce related articles which were published in IT Law Today and similar journals.

Institute of Professional Legal Studies
10 Lennoxvale
Belfast   BT9 5BY

Tel: 028 9097 5567