Litigation is not just about winning your battles but choosing them. Will you win? Even if you do win, will the time and cost have been worth it? We put the full range of tools at your disposal, including, for example, alternative forms of dispute resolution.
If litigation is the chosen route, then we will put you in the best position to win. Our experienced team know how to organise the case and shape the narrative to present the most compelling arguments. We also have the negotiating skills to ensure that if a settlement is agreed, it is on the most favourable terms possible for that set of circumstances. We negotiate hard on the points that matter but recognise that a sense of proportion can mean a lot of potential disputes do not get to that point. That is in everyone's interest.
No case is too big or small, and our work includes a broad range of areas, from personal injuries to simple debt recovery to commercial disputes: specialist areas are also covered such as banking, construction, employment, professional negligence, property, restructuring and personal and corporate insolvency.
In debt recovery matters, we can provide a speedy service tailored to our clients' needs and we regularly obtain judgment and security for claimants swiftly. We always keep costs proportionate to the sum claimed or the value of the work.
We can also assist in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution services in all forms of dispute. We always keep costs proportionate to the sum claimed or the value of the work.
- Residential Property
Buying or selling your home can be stressful. We aim to take the pressure off our clients and do the best we can to ensure that the whole transaction goes smoothly and without complication.
We provide expert assistance in all aspects of the sale and purchase process and a speedy, high level of personalised service.
As well as owner-occupiers we also act for a number of developers, investors, financers, contractors and other ancillary businesses in the property market enabling us to assist our clients with all of their property related needs, including re-mortgages relating to all types and sizes of properties.
We are able to advise tenants in relation to voluntary and statutory lease extensions, doing all that is necessary to safeguard their interests.
We deal not only with the conveyancing aspects and advices on and service of the requisite notices but also any litigious issues which may arise.
- Commercial Property
In commercial property, a lawyer who expertly handles the legal issues whilst maintaining a clear sense of what is important commercially can be very valuable to clients. That takes knowledge, expertise and experience - qualities which we have.
Our clients range from banks and private companies to investors, entrepreneurs and individuals.
Our areas of expertise in acting for both Irish and non Irish clients include sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties for occupation, development or property investment, joint ventures, lease negotiations for landlords and tenants, options to purchase, secured lending, planning and environmental issues, appointments of professionals, negotiating building contracts, stamp duty, and VAT planning.
- Company and Commercial
We have the experience to operate in today's complex commercial environment. Our work ranges from major projects involving numerous parties and third party funding to individual transactions and the production of company contracts and forms for use on a day-to-day basis. Our company law experience includes start-ups and formation, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures and the purchase and sale of companies.
We also act for several leading and well-known receivers and liquidators in Accountancy firms throughout the country.
In the event of insolvency, where a claim cannot be disputed, or clients are in need of restructuring, we provide expert and practical insolvency advice for individuals and companies on all aspects of bankruptcy, receiverships, liquidations, advice on directors' duties and disqualifications, fraud claims, investigations, asset freezing and other injunctive insolvency and bankruptcy procedures.
For creditors, both individual and companies, we provide a prompt service for issuing and serving statutory demands, and issuing and serving winding up and bankruptcy petitions where debts are undisputed.
As every employer knows, employment law can be a nightmare. It changes all the time, and every change seems to place an extra administrative burden on employers. By failing to update policies, employment contracts and procedures such as grievances and dismissals, employers are exposed to expensive and time consuming legal claims to the LRC and before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Equality Tribunal and the Courts. Through practical legal advice, and by updating contracts and policies, we can limit this legal exposure.
For employees, we can advise on employment rights, including your rights where an employer wants to change your contract of employment, your rights if dismissed, laid-off or made redundant.
- Private Clients, Wills and Probate
We have the expertise to advise on all family law issues, whether that involves mediation, collaboration or litigation and our aim is to make a client's engagement with the legal sector as stress free and understandable as possible, while also trying to keep costs to a minimum. We can advise on all aspects of general private client work, such as District Court criminal summonses and civil matters in the District Court and beyond.
We also have the required expertise for drafting Wills, from straightforward. Wills required by a single person, to Wills made by husbands, wives and partners and complex Wills and trusts, and always taking into account applicable. Taxation issues and the rules and regulations arising from separation, divorce or co-habitation.
We aim to deliver the services required to extract Grants of Probate as efficiently and quickly as possible. From the time. Instructions are received, with a view to minimising the length of time it takes to extract the relevant Grant.
We can also assist and advise in relation to difficulties clients may have with the banks, and can advise on the options open to them either under the bankruptcy laws are to the Insolvency Service of Ireland.