Ciara Connolly


Ciara is a lawyer currently based in the Sydney Litigation team with experience in general litigation, financing and restructuring transactions, M&A and general banking and corporate work

Published Work

  •  Connolly, Ciara (2021) “Should defendants be allowed to rely on the ‘Rough sex defence’ in New Zealand trials?” 5 NZWLJ 123.



Solicitor, New South Wales, 2022 

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand, 2022


Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Auckland, 2021

Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Auckland, 2021

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.