Digital Skills - iGeneration Conference

Workshop 4: Girls in digital skills - challenging the stereotype

Having always wanted to be a barrister, Orlagh Kelly studied Law at Queen’s University, Belfast and was called to the Bar in 2003. In 2013 she was named as one of the top 10 family law barristers in Northern Ireland. Orlagh was the only female barrister featured in BBC Documentary ‘Barristers’, a ground-breaking documentary giving a behind the scenes look at the job of a barrister. Aired in March 2014 the documentary achieved the highest ratings for the BBC for a locally made programme in the UK.

In 2013, whilst still practising law, Ms Kelly developed and launched the first ever cloud based practice management system for barristers, Briefed, as a solution to the lack of business systems available to self employed barristers. Featured in, Briefed has now partnered with a worldwide legal technology company Advanced Legal integrating with their renowned barrister products and rolling out the Briefed platform to barristers all over the world.

As young entrepreneur of the year in 2013, Orlagh was invited to open the Prime Minister’s Investment Conference at Hillsborough Castle where she returned to in March 2014 at the invitation of the Duke of York to talk about her business to key investors from the UK.

In September 2016, Orlagh started her third business, THINK data protection, the only data protection training and consultancy agency in Northern Ireland. Bringing together her legal background and technical experience Orlagh and her team are already in high demand throughout the UK for GDPR training & consultancy.

Originally from Derrynoose County Armagh, Orlagh attended St Catherine’s College, Armagh.


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