Cillian Dowling

Photograph of Cillian Dowling, Trainee Solicitor, specialising in personal injuries and medical negligence
Photograph of Cillian Dowling, Trainee Solicitor, specialising in personal injuries and medical negligence

A Journey of Dedication and Expertise in Legal Services

Embarking on a career in law is a testament to one’s dedication, resilience, and passion for justice. For victims of medical negligence and personal injury claimants, understanding the journey and qualifications of their legal representatives is crucial in establishing trust and confidence. Here, we delve into the professional profile of a Trainee Solicitor whose path exemplifies commitment and expertise in these sensitive areas.

Academic Excellence and Early Challenges

I commenced my legal journey at the Technological University of the Shannon Midlands, where I pursued a degree in Business and Law. Graduating with first-class honours in 2020, I was poised to enter the professional world. However, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic presented unforeseen challenges, making employment opportunities scarce.

Undeterred, I persisted through numerous emails and phone calls, eventually securing a part-time role at Cuddy & Co Solicitors in Loughrea, Co. Galway. This initial experience as a Legal Assistant, working closely with the principal Solicitor, was invaluable. It allowed me to develop foundational skills and gain practical insights into the legal field.

Gaining Comprehensive Experience

My determination led me to full-time employment with Donal Quinn Solicitors in Athenry, Co. Galway. Here, I broadened my expertise across various legal areas including Conveyancing, Probate, Personal Injury, and Medical Negligence. This role was instrumental in shaping my understanding of intricate legal processes and client representation.

In January 2022, I joined HOMS Assist as a Legal Assistant. Working closely with Aine McSweeney, Senior Associate Solicitor, I became an integral part of the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team. This position allowed me to assist on complex cases, honing my skills in these critical areas. Collaborating with experienced partners like Rachael O’Shaughnessy and John Ringrose further enriched my professional development.

Commitment to Continuous Growth

Recently, I signed my Training Contract with HOMS Assist, marking a significant milestone in my career. Now serving as a Trainee Solicitor, I continue my training under the mentorship of Aine McSweeney. My next academic endeavour is attending Blackhall Place for the Professional Practice Course commencing in September 2024.

Personal Interests and Achievements

Outside the legal realm, I have a profound passion for Fly-Fishing. Representing Ireland in three international competitions, including a World Championship and two Home Nations Championships, has been an enriching experience. This sport has taught me patience, strategy, and the importance of precision—skills that seamlessly translate into my legal practice.

Expertise in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

As a Trainee Solicitor, my focus areas are Personal Injury and Medical Negligence—fields that require a nuanced understanding and empathetic approach. Handling such cases involves meticulous attention to detail and a thorough grasp of medical and legal intricacies. My background equips me to navigate these complexities, ensuring clients receive the justice they deserve.

Why Choose a Trainee Solicitor with Specialised Expertise?

For victims of medical negligence and personal injury, selecting a solicitor who brings both academic excellence and real-world experience is paramount. My journey, from overcoming early challenges to gaining comprehensive legal expertise, reflects a commitment to delivering exceptional service. At HOMS Assist, I am dedicated to supporting clients through their legal journeys with professionalism and empathy.


Understanding the professional profile of a Trainee Solicitor offers reassurance and confidence to clients. My journey is characterised by perseverance, growth, and a steadfast commitment to the legal profession. As I continue to develop my expertise at HOMS Assist, I am devoted to advocating for victims of medical negligence and personal injury, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights protected.

For those seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable legal representative, I welcome you to connect with HOMS Assist. Let us navigate your legal challenges together, with precision, empathy, and unwavering support.

Other Team Members

Photograph of Ita Barrett, Office Manage with HOMS Assist

Ita Barrett


Natalia Banaszczyk​​​​, Trainee Legal Executive specialising in personal injury litigation sitting at a boardroom table

Natalia Banaszczyk

Trainee Legal Executive

Photograph of Chloe Boland Personal Injury Claims Coordinator sitting at a desk

Chloe Boland

Claims Coordinator

Photography of Robert Bourke, Partner with HOMS Assist

Robert Bourke


Photograph on Stephen Clancy, Motor Assessor

Stephen Clancy

Motor Assessor

Photograph of William Donovan, Property Law Solicitor standing on a balcony

William Donovan


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