offer expertise and experience in the area of conveyancing. When buying or
selling a home the whole process should be as smooth and trouble free as
offer expertise in the area of commercial and residential conveyancing and
have vast experience in the transfer of family assets, farms, businesses and
staff are experienced; they have dealt with and have seen every
problem which can arise. A high percentage of our work comes from repeat
business or recommendations which is a testament to our professional, friendly
and effective service.
is to make you feel comfortable with us and confident that your property
move will go to plan at a reasonable price. We will be proactive on your behalf
to ensure the moving process runs as smoothly as possible.
Since the foundation of the
firm we have been dealing with all aspects of criminal law. We have been
involved for the Defence in murder trials, offences against the person and
the gravest of crimes.
We operate under the Criminal
Legal Aid scheme so that if you are unable to afford your Defence fees we can
provide these services with the benefit of this scheme. Whether in the District, Circuit or
Central Criminal Court you will be receiving the best of Defence representation
and no stone will be left unturned in securing the best outcome for you.
District Court & Criminal
We have established our good
name in advocacy because we will personally represent you in Court.
The District Court is the
Court which most people are likely to have exposure to. It is the
Court that deals with the vast majority of offences. We can provide you with
experienced representation in respect of defending driving offences, public
order and all other offences that you may be prosecuted for.
also provide you with advice and representation in
respect of civil matters such as licensing law, family law and
Debt recovery & Management
We can provide you with advice and representation as to the best means
of recovering monies owed to you.
- You can recover up to €6,348.00 in the
- You can recover from €6,349.00 to
€38,092.00 in the Circuit Court
- You can recover any debt in excess of
€38,092.00 in the High Court.
If you are the debtor in debt recovery proceedings, we can advise you
and assist you in dealing with your creditors and exploring possible avenues of
protection such as Examinerships.
This is an established area of our practice. We know that any
employment problem is highly stressful and our aim is to give prompt and
practical advice to resolve problems which arise in the workplace. We have the expertise to deal with
situations such as unfair dismissal claims, discriminations in the work place,
bullying, equality issues and harassment disputes as well as the preparation of
contracts of employment and policies and procedures in the workplace.
Whether working for an employer or an employee our expertise
founded in over 110 years of dealing with legal issues will be utilised to your
We offer a full range of services covering all aspects of family law
from Guardianship, Maintenance, Custody and Access to Judicial Separation and
Divorce. We recognise that Family Law is a most sensitive and private area of
law and our experienced team can guarantee you confidentiality and discretion
when acting for you.
Collaborative Law is a new
system of dealing with marital break up. It requires the separating parties to
engage in direct negotiation at a series of meetings with their Solicitors
present. The aim is to reach a mutually acceptable resolution that takes into
consideration the financial and emotional well being of the separating parties
and children. It seeks to minimise the expense and emotional trauma that is
associated with the traditional Court based system of marital break up.
Our team includes a Solicitor
who has experience and skills in the collaborative law process.
Health & Safety
Health & Safety in the
Workplace is legislated by the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005.
With the recent introduction of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work
(General Application) Regulations 2007, this is a very important topic that
covers issues such as bullying and harassment to accidents and unsafe working conditions.
We advise clients to ensure that they have carried out a risk assessment
and prepared a safety statement. We can provide advice and assistance to both
employers and employees in respect of Health & Safety issues in the
Whether as part of a team or availing of our individual expertise we
will work assuredly to achieve legal compliance.
We are perhaps best known for our ability to present your case in the
best possible manner. Whether
you have had an accident, whether you have been involved in trespass, whether
your claim involves insurance - all proceedings are given the benefit of our
expertise which spans 118 years.
We are constantly involved in Court actions for Plaintiffs and
Defendants. The Courts
whether it be District, Circuit, High or Supreme make up our arena for the
presentation of your case so that the best possible result is achieved for you.
No matter how sensitive the issue is to you personally, we have the experience
to deal with abuse, assault, defamation, child protection orders, commercial
disputes and medical negligence. We provide a very confidential service; we
have vast experience in these areas.
We have a reputation in the insurance industry for seeking and securing
the highest amount of damages for individuals. Our cases have brought us to deal with
the most serious injuries, fatal accidents, loss of limbs, injuries in the
work place and as a result of road traffic accidents. We are known for our independence and
ability to bring about the best results for those who are made vulnerable by
We can bring you through the process of a claim for personal injuries
from start to finish with outstanding results.
We have taken cases involving medical negligence, professional
negligence and our reputation in these areas is established countrywide.
We have a long established Probate practice with a number of dedicated
professionals working exclusively in this area. We can also give advice on and
preparation of an Enduring Power of Attorney and General Power of
Attorney. This permits someone close to you to manage your affairs and attend
to your care should you become incapacitated due to illness or accident.
We would advise all our clients to have a valid Will in place. We can
assist you in preparing your Will to ensure that your wishes are carried out
and that your loved ones are provided for.
addition to the Probate and Estate planning, is an area in which elderly people
need special protection and we value our reputation in providing advice in a
language everyone can understand to give peace of mind.
Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney instrument enables you
to choose a person called an Attorney to manage your property and affairs in
the event of you becoming mentally incapable of doing so.
A person will set up this
instrument when he or she is well and the instrument can only be acted upon
when the person has become mentally incapable of dealing with their own affairs
and when the instrument is registered in the High Court.
General Power of Attorney
A General Power of Attorney
enables you to choose a person to manage your property and affairs. A General Power of Attorney can only
be put into effect when the person giving the Power of Attorney is compos
mentus and fully aware of his or her faculties. A General Power of Attorney ceases to
be effective when the donor of the power becomes non compos mentus.
Hip Replacements/Faulty Hips
On August 24th 2010 De Puy International Limited
issued a statement of recall on all “asr products”. It seems that this followed on from
an alert made in April and May that did not attract the same media attention as
the August 24th recall. It must also be remembered that
Stryker Orthopaedics, another implants manufacturer had been warned in March
2007 that their products may have been “adulterated” and in January 2008 they
also issued an urgent recall on hip devices.
These recalls affect very individual people with
very individual problems. These
people are not “Toyota Cars” where a recall involves bringing a car into a
garage and replacing questionable devices with new parts.
We as a Firm have a reputation for dealing with
individual cases on an individual basis and if you have concerns about
symptoms, and if you would like legal advice as to how to address these then
perhaps you would contact us and we would certainly give you a very
independent opinion as to what steps you might want to take.
You can be certain that De Puy are looking after
their own interests; they have a lot more information than you have but you
must be very careful not to accept their terms which may not be appropriate
to your circumstances.
For instance, De Puy ask you sign a form of consent for
them to examine your medical records; we
advise against this. For
the present our advice is to do nothing until you have obtained all relevant
information and if you wish to have legal advice we are prepared to assist
and provide individual advice for individual persons. We have the experience, you will be
in good hands and we recommend that you assert your legal rights without
undue delay as you only have 2 years from the discovery of any negligence in
which to issue legal proceedings if they become necessary.