Practice Areas

Litigation

If you have a dispute or suffered loss as a result of someone failing to comply with the terms of an agreement or failing to carry out work in a timely or satisfactory manner you may be entitled to seek redress for this failure. We can assist you by trying to resolve matters without the necessity of going to court or in the alternative, if such efforts are unsuccessful, to initiate court proceedings on your behalf.

Conveyancing

The firm has a well established practice in dealing with property transactions such as - sale and purchase of houses, apartments, sites, land and commercial property - mortgages and remortgages - exchanges of property and land - transfers of property between family members or related parties.

Family Law

The breakdown of a marriage or partnership is an extremely emotional and distressing time for any person. We will advise you on your rights and obligations, the importance of marriage counselling and mediation, and the various methods of dissolving a marriage through Separation Agreements, Judicial Separation, Divorce and Nullity and the recent developments under the new Civil Partnership and Cohabitation Act 2010. We will also advise on issues of maintenance and support for children, spouses and partners.

Personal Injuries*

If you have been involved in an accident at work or a road traffic accident or any instance where you have suffered injury and or loss as a result of someone else’s negligence we will pursue the matter on your behalf which may include dealing with insurance companies and pursuing the matter through the courts. Our experienced solicitors will explain the process involved in bringing such a claim.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Employment Law

Whether you are an employer or employee we can advise you on your legal rights and duties. We can assist in the drafting and putting in place of contracts of employment and dispute resolution procedures and/or the resolution of disputes arising in the workplace. Employment legislation is an ever expanding area of law and we can provide current and practical advice to suit your circumstances.

Estate Planning and Probate

We can advise you on the most efficient way of dealing with your personal assets and Succession planning. We will draft a Will or Trust to suit your circumstances, needs and wishes and we will explain all the implications. We also deal with the administration of a deceased person’s estate where the executor is our client and we will advise you on the legal implications and duties of the Executor. We also advise Executors, Personal Representatives and beneficiaries on their rights and entitlements and, if necessary, on the institution of Proceedings.

Agricultural Law

We deal on a daily basis with issues involving the following: - Purchase and sale of Agricultural lands - Forestry acquisitions and sales - Department of Agriculture entitlements - the granting of easements and legal issues involved in the erection of Pylons by the ESB - Family arrangements relating to the transfer of farms - REPS Schemes.

Debt Collection and Recovery

The recovery of debts in a fast and efficient manner is important in today’s volatile economy for businesses of all sizes. We deal with all aspects and stages of debt recovery and we will advise on the procedure most suited to the client’s needs and budget.

Criminal Law

The office has a number of experienced criminal law practitioners familiar with all areas of criminal law whether in the District Court or the Circuit Criminal Court.

Commercial Law and Litigation

If you own or run a business or you are thinking of buying a business you will need advice on the Irish and European legislation that govern company and commercial transactions here. We handle all aspects of company law from company formation right through to liquidation. We will advise you on how to structure your business and what to do in difficult situations that may arise such as a dispute. The resolution of disputes can be successfully dealt with by mediation or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and therefore avoiding having to go through the courts. We will advise you on all your options and the advantages and disadvantages of both. We can advise you on various commercial agreements such as Partnerships and their dissolution, Share Purchase Agreements, Agency and Franchise Agreements and Commercial leases.

Medical Negligence*

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence we can assist you in trying to recover compensation for the pain, suffering and loss experienced as a result of that negligence. We understand that bringing a claim can be deeply stressful for many and therefore we will guide you through the legal process and procure a settlement to your satisfaction and to suit your circumstances.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

Landlord and Tenant Law

We advise both landlords and tenants on their rights and obligations under the law. We can help resolve disputes that may arise and advise you on the best course of action to take. We will draft leases to suit your needs and advise on all areas of the lease such as rent review clauses, break options and repairing and insuring obligations.