Brian is a consultant with the firm since 2015, having been one of the founding partners of Gallagher Shatter (as successor to Brian’s father’s practice, Richard F. Gallagher & Son).
Brian is widely recognised by his peers as being one of the foremost conveyancing and property law practitioners in the State. Brian has over forty years’ experience in all aspects of property law and practice, and has acted regularly as expert witness in property related court cases.
His areas of expertise include Residential and Commercial Property Conveyancing and Leasing, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Employment Law, Trade Union Law, Diplomatic Law, and Judicial Review.
Brian is the co-author with Niamh O'Herlihy of The Powers of Attorney Stautory Annotation 4th Edition published by Thomson Reuters.
Mary is a senior associate having joined the firm in 1998.
With over twenty years of experience, her expertise in relation to property lies in conveyancing and leasing of both residential and commercial property, as well as Landlord and Tenant Law generally. Mary has advised on all aspect of residential and commercial sales and purchases.
Mary advises clients in relation to all aspects of wills and estate planning as well as grants of probate and administration of estates. Mary also has significant experience and expertise in probate related litigation.
Mary is also an expert and advises extensively on Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wardship matters.
Niamh is an associate working on family law and contentious matters, having joined the firm as a trainee in 2008 and qualifying in 2011.
Niamh advises clients on all aspects of family law in relation to Maintenance/ Access/ Custody applications, Domestic Violence, Relocation, Separation Agreements, Judicial Separation and Divorce.
Niamh has represented clients in the Employment Appeals Tribunal in relation to unfair dismissals cases. She has advised clients in the areas of redundancy and bullying and harassment in the workplace. She has acted in Judicial Review cases.
Niamh has extensive experience and expertise in representing clients in Personal Injuries cases, including accidents at work, slip and falls and catastrophic injuries cases.
Niamh also advises clients in relation to enduring Powers of Attorney and in respect of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015. She is co-author with Brian Gallagher of The Powers of Attorney Stautory Annotation 4th Edition published by Thomson Reuters
Clair was a welcome addition to the team as a newly qualified solicitor in January 2017, with five years’ experience already behind her.
Clair has significant experience in areas of conveyancing and private client and has advised on all elements of residential conveyancing during sales and purchases, refinancing and lettings. There is also extensive experience of drafting Wills and the conduct of administration of estates. Clair has written articles on the necessity for making wills.
Since joining the firm Clair has been actively involved in representing one of the main banks in its funding for both residential and commercial purchases and (re-)finances.
Clair has also advised on matters relating to commercial leasing, acting for tenants, and commercial conveyancing acting for both vendors and purchasers.
Clair has recently acted for a significant Irish developer in the financing of elements of its property portfolio.
Qualified as a Solicitor (Law Society) December 2016
BA legal studies (Waterford IT)
BA (Honours) in legal studies with business (WIT)
LLB (Hons) (UCC)
M A in criminology (DIT)