About Us

Our clients are very important to us and as such we endeavour to foster a close relationship with each of them.

Communication between both client and solicitor is, in our view, paramount. To that end, we actively encourage clients to communicate electronically with us where this is both possible and desirable. We are a National law firm and have represented the interests of our clients in all Courts throughout Ireland.

We see little point in providing legal services and advices to you if you do not understand them.With this in mind, when we meet with you, whether the meeting is the first or the latest in a long series of meetings, you are our guest and we treat you as such.Our aim is to use this time in an efficient manner to hear what your needs are, explain and present a clear and concise plan of action in comprehensible terms, and to ultimately arrive at a strategy that is suitable for you.

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HUGH PHELAN

Expertise

Hugh Phelan is Principal of the firm and head of the firm’s Compliance, Corporate, Commercial and Conveyancing sectors, Specialising particularly in Company Law, Commercial Conveyancing and Business Transactions.
His foremost areas of expertise involve Business Contracts and Agreements and he has assisted a number of foreign corporations in establishing their Irish operations, acting, in some instances, on their Boards of Directors as Chief Legal Officer. He has also advised the Boards of Directors of a number of “start-up” firms as to their legal obligations relative to Irish company law.

He is a qualified Notary Public duly constituted and appointed by the Chief Justice of Ireland and President of the Supreme Court and is commissioned for life. He is also qualified as a Solicitor in both England and Wales where he regularly advises on the implications of Brexit on both UK and Irish Companies. Hugh has attained more than twenty years’ large-scale management experience in UK Leisure Corporations.

Experience Highlights

Hugh has most recently advised and acted on the following:

  • 100% share acquisition of a Leisure Company.
  • Royalty and Licence Agreements for a multi-jurisdictional tech company.
  • Transfer Pricing in line with recommended ODCE practices.
  • Share Purchase/Sale Agreements for Multinational Company.
  • Advised on Corporate Governance and Compliance for National and Multinational Corporations.
  • Company Acquisitions in other EU member states
  • Insolvency – Dealing with Receivers / Banks /Private Funds

Education

Christian Brothers College, Cork.
Brighton College of Technology (HCIMA).
University College Cork (BCL).
Law Society of Ireland – Diploma in Commercial Litigation (Dip. Comm. Lit.)
Faculty of Notaries Public Ireland- Diploma in Notarial Law and Practice (Dip.Not.L.)

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PATRICK HORAN

Expertise

Patrick is a former member of An Garda Siochana having worked with that organisation for 10 years, predominately in Cork City. He is head of the firm’s Criminal and Civil  Law Department and before joining the firm, worked at one of the city’s leading criminal law firms for almost 8 years. His areas of expertise include road traffic and related driving offences, misuse of drugs charges, burglary, robbery and associated Theft Act offences, public order, assault offences and Insolvency.

He is a highly skilled courtroom advocate and has advised clients facing trial in relation to murder, manslaughter, drug importation charges and serious sexual offences. He has also worked on numerous Extradition cases where foreign countries have sought to extradite citizens living in Ireland. Over the years he has defended cases on behalf of clients in multiple Courts throughout the country.  Patrick also handles all the firm’s Landlord and Tenant cases and appears regularly before the PRTB.  He is contactable 24-hours a day.

Experience Highlights

Patrick has most recently successfully advised and defended:

  • A client charged with Manslaughter.
  • A client charged with Assault and Violent Disorder.
  • Clients whose Extradition from Ireland was being sought by other EU States. 
  • A client charged with Possession of Drugs for the purposes of Sale or Supply.
  • A client charged with Possession of Certain Articles for use in burglary or theft.
  • A client charged with Drunken Driving.
  • A client charged with assaulting a member of An Garda Siochana.
  • A client charged before the Circuit Criminal Court with defrauding the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection of a significant sum of money.
  • A client facing imminent Disqualification from Driving pursuant to the imposition of Penalty Points.

Education

University College Cork (B.A.).
University College Cork (B.C.L.).
Law Society of Ireland – Diploma in Commercial Litigation (Dip. Comm. Lit.).

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