Philip is managing partner and a partner in the commercial property department. He qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 1987. Philip has started and contributed greatly to the growth of a number of successive firms in Ireland, including one which formed a merger with an international law firm, while retaining his client base throughout.
His clients include regulated funds, local authorities, property developers, landlords and tenants, insolvency practitioners and private clients.
Philip has significant expertise acting for developers on the purchase, development and sale of both residential and commercial developments.
Philip is named in the 2018 Legal 500 as leading “a formidable team on real estate assignments”.
Recent work highlights include acting for a Singapore based group of investors in the set-up of a QIAIF and advising on the development of their property portfolio within that structure; acting for non-resident investors in the set-up of ICAVs for the acquisition and development of their property portfolio in Ireland; and acting for an Irish based lender providing mezzanine finance for the loan acquisition of property portfolios in Ireland.
+353 87 298 7302
+353 1 539 4402
Carol is a partner in the commercial property department. She qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2007 and she is also qualified to practice in England and Wales. She holds Diplomas in Commercial Property and Construction Law from the Law Society of Ireland. Carol’s practice involves non-contentious commercial property transactions, associated financing and commercial leases.
Her clients include domestic and foreign private equity funds, local authorities, property investors and developers, construction bond providers, insolvency practitioners and private clients. Carol has acted in many cross border transactions. As part of her practice, she also has considerable expertise in matters relating to receiverships and insolvency.
Carol is named in the 2018 Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer”.
Recent work highlights include advising a Dublin Local Authority on all aspects of its property portfolio including the acquisition of lands for strategic development purposes and the disposals of industrial lands to large multinational companies; advising a group of Singaporean and Belgian investors in regulated funds on the acquisition of property portfolios and ongoing asset management requirements; advising numerous prominent insolvency practitioners in the disposals of licensed premises, industrial and commercial premises and large portfolios of residential assets; and advising a leading UK provider of construction bonds to Irish developers.
+353 86 839 0087
+353 1 539 4403
Peter is a consultant in the commercial property and private client department. He qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 1987. Peter has carved a niche private client practice representing high net worth individuals across a broad spectrum of sectors including residential developers, landlords, publicans and medical and dental professionals.
His private client work is both contentious and non-contentious. His contentious work involves landlord and tenant disputes, real estate planning disputes, complex liquor licensing applications, defamation actions, product liability and personal injury claims, inquests and representation before Tribunals of Inquiry. Peter’s non-contentious work centers primarily on probate and estate planning including succession planning for family businesses and undertaking residential and commercial conveyancing transactions.
Recent work highlights include advising AIG in a novel recovery action that secured an order against a pension fund yielding almost a complete recovery of the sums paid out on the insured’s claim, successful representation of FBD Insurance in the leading Supreme Court case of Crilly v TJ Farrington Ltd , and successful representation of the claimant in a leading case relating to the disinheritance provisions of the Succession Act 1965.
Peter has acted in many of the record-breaking residential property purchases and sales over several years.
+353 86 827 1810
+353 1 539 4405
Jamie is a solicitor in the commercial property department. She qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2016. Jamie works primarily on commercial property transactions on behalf of insolvency practitioners, regulated property funds, pension trustees and local authorities.
Recent work highlights include advising numerous prominent insolvency practitioners on disposals of commercial premises and large portfolios of residential assets; advising on the ongoing management of an industrial estate to include complex landlord and tenant issues; and advising clients on the acquisition and disposal of commercial and industrial premises and related property finance.
Jamie has been recognised by the 2018 Legal 500 as forming part of a “formidable team” in advising on commercial property transactions.
+353 86 142 9097
+353 1 539 4407
Ann is a solicitor in the commercial property and private client department. She qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2007. Ann has gained a wealth of experience in private practice developing a particular expertise in the areas of probate and property law.
She advises private and corporate clients in relation to all aspects of commercial and residential property acquisition, title due diligence to include rectification of title, resolution of boundary and access issues and reconstitution of title.
Ann regularly advises in the areas of probate, trusts and estate planning and in contentious and non-contentious probate related matters. Having developed a particular interest in this area of law, Ann offers specialist advice on estate planning, trusts, enduring powers of attorney and wardship proceedings.
+353 86 817 1745
+353 1 539 4700
Michael is head of the commercial department. He qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 1988. Michael also practiced as an attorney in New York for two years before returning to Dublin to join a leading firm, which he later left to establish a firm that eventually merged with a global practice. He has a mixed commercial practice spanning both contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad range of sectors including financial services (particularly credit unions, insurance intermediaries and funds), real estate, I.T./tech start-ups, retail and transport.
Recent work highlights include acting for the amicus curiae in the matter of Newbridge Credit Union Limited (In Liquidation)  whose successful intervention clarified the law on the matter of the non-applicability of directors’ restriction and disqualification to directors of insolvent credit unions; guiding the petitioner through its court restructuring in Re Middle Third Estates Limited in 2015, this being the first successful examinership of a construction company since the economic crash; representing Duff & Phelps in its acquisition of the insolvency and restructuring division of Farrell Grant Sparks and two subsequent acquisitions; representing a leading lighting industry company in its multi-million, multi-jurisdiction restructuring and refinance; the sale of a business sector of BHP Insurances; the sale of Sirus Engineering to Swiss company F.R. Sauter; and advising CUDA, a credit union representative body in its development of a regulated fund for the on-lending of credit union invested funds to Approved Housing Bodies for the provision of social housing.
Michael has lectured extensively on insolvency topics including in the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland and is a past member of its Business Law Committee. He has also lectured extensively on credit union topics, particularly corporate governance. Michael has contributed his practical experience to the FETAC accredited Directors and Supervisors Development Programme provided by the DCU Ryan Academy. He has drawn on his extensive experience to assist CUDA develop a suite of model policies on its web-based Credit Union Support Platform.
+353 87 248 8203
+353 1 539 4401
Edel trained and qualified as a solicitor with a leading international law firm in London in 2002. She qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2003 with a leading law firm in Dublin. Edel is a partner in the commercial department.
She advises on a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. Edel also advises on establishing and reorganising companies and businesses, public and private securities issues, commercial agreements and associated regulatory issues. She has acted for companies across many industry sectors including technology, healthcare, financial services, food and beverage, energy and natural resources and retail. Edel is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Recent work highlights include acting for the sellers in the disposal of their business in the agrifood sector to a leading food wholesale distribution business, acting for a listed public company in the demerger and acquisition of its business by a Canadian listed entity by way of a court approved scheme of arrangement in Ireland; and acting for a seller in the disposal of its pharmaceutical business to a leading pharmaceutical retailer.
+353 86 602 6707
+353 1 539 4942
Brendan qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2006. He is a marketing graduate and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Trinity College Dublin, having won the Charles Harvey Award for best student. He was awarded a postgraduate qualification from DIT Law School in 2004. Prior to taking up a career in law, Brendan worked for many years with Aer Lingus in various operational and management positions and has a wealth of aviation industry knowledge and experience that he brings to bear on complex commercial disputes.
He acts for clients in a variety of matters including aviation matters such as Cape Town Convention applications, repossessions and other breach of contract disputes, most of which entail multi-jurisdictional issues. Brendan’s general business skills are also employed in other areas of commercial law including insolvency, company disputes, employment law, debt enforcement and landlord and tenant matters.
Work highlights include representing the successful plaintiff in Belair Holdings Limited v Etole Holdings Limited & Aviareto Limited, the leading authority in matters relating to Cape Town Convention applications for the deregistration of non-consensual liens over aircraft and representing the receiver in the long running matter of Maloney v O’Shea which among other topics, clarified the law of coercive and punitive contempt.
+353 86 839 0067
+353 1 539 4406