Practice Areas

Personal Estate & Tax Planning
Charities & Not-For-Profit 

Experience and Expertise

Carol studied at University College Cork and University College Dublin.  She trained with KPMG qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2002 and subsequently with McCann FitzGerald qualifying as a solicitor in 2005.   Carol worked as a solicitor with McCann FitzGerald and as a senior associate solicitor in the Private Client department of William Fry before joining O’Connell Brennan in 2014.  She is also an associate of the Irish Tax Institute and a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Ireland.

Carol specialises in advising clients on personal capital tax and income tax matters.  She advises on legal and tax issues arising in estate planning and the transfer of wealth as well as domestic and international trust and estate matters and capacity issues.  Carol also advises on legal and taxation issues in relation to the establishment and administration of charities and non-profit organisations.   

Carol regularly contributes articles to publications and participates in industry seminars and lecture programmes.  She is very actively involved with professional bodies particularly in education and has lectured extensively on professional training courses offered by Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Irish Tax Institute and STEP Ireland in conjunction with the Law Society of Ireland.  Carol is also a member of the editorial board of the Irish Tax Review.

What Others Say 

Carol's practice has a strong tax focus, and she advises clients on personal capital tax and income tax matters. She "stands out as a private client tax expert," says a source, adding: "There are very few people who would have that broad range of tax and private client expertise that she does." Hogan also assists clients with legal and tax issues related to international trusts and estate planning, wealth transfer and the creation and administration of charities. Sources describe her as "innovative" and as "second-to-none technically." One interviewee says she is "excellent," explaining that "she knows how to explain complex things and listens to clients." Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018

Carol joined O'Connell Brennan in 2014 and was recently made up to partner. She is dual-qualified as a CTA and a solicitor, and has past experience at a Big Four accountancy firm as well as large Irish law firms. She uses this experience to advise clients on income tax planning, trusts and estates and charity matters. She is "really technically very good on private client tax" and "interacts very well with clients," sources say. Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017