Solicitors & Tax
Lawlor Kiernan LLP is a progressive legal and tax firm offering specialist advice. The practice was founded as Lawlor Partners in 1995 and has established a reputation for the provision of high quality legal and tax services.
The environment in which our clients are operating is ever changing and this requires us to have the ability to adapt and meet new challenges. Our clients expect first-class advice delivered in a constructive, practical and commercial manner which is innovative and always tailored to meet our clients’ needs. As a general practice firm with extensive experience in property, taxation, litigation and data protection, our team have a diverse range of skills and expertise.
Our practitioners offer a considered and practical approach to meeting client needs and we work hard to understand and achieve our clients’ objectives. Our goal is to deliver results whilst maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity. We understand the importance of responsiveness, value for money and excellent service delivery.
Fintan Lawlor is a partner in Lawlor Kiernan LLP Solicitors. He has extensive experience in handling all aspects of complex and non-complex legal matters. Fintan is among Ireland’s most highly regarded litigation and dispute resolution lawyers and clients regularly seek his expertise to assist in the following areas:
- Judicial Review
- Regulatory Litigation
- Medical Negligence
- Data Protection Law
- Personal Injury Matters
- Tribunals of Investigation
- Tribunals of Enquiry
- Professional Negligence
- IT/IP Disputes
- Fintan represented a client at the Tribunal of Enquiries into Protected Disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters (Charleton Tribunal of Enquiry).
- Fintan acted on behalf of a client at the Smithwick Tribunal of Inquiry.
- Fintan represents doctors and nurses before the Medical Council of Ireland.
- Fintan acted on behalf of the only person to secure damages before the Courts for a Data Protection breach.
- Fintan has acted in a number of High Court cases involving Data Protection.
Niall is a partner with Lawlor Kiernan LLP solicitors. He regularly represents clients in the Commercial, High and Circuit Court.
Niall has worked on numerous high value personal and fatal injury claims, medical negligence, employment law injunctions, contractual disputes and defamation actions. He is currently one of the leading solicitors in Ireland representing clients in tracker mortgage overcharging cases; particularly customers who have been put back onto the incorrect tracker rate.
Niall specialises in the following areas of litigation:
- Contractual and banking disputes
- Personal and fatal injury
- Medical negligence
- Employment law disputes
Olivia works in the Property Department, with extensive and wide-ranging experience in all aspects of commercial and business law. Olivia specialises in commercial and residential property transactions. She acts for various corporate and private clients in relation to the acquisition, funding and disposals of property. She also advises both landlords and tenants of commercial property in the negotiation of new leases and the assignment and subletting of existing leases.
Olivia has a comprehensive understanding of the complex legal and business issues associated with both commercial and residential property transactions.
Olivia also practices in the area of will drafting, probate, estate planning and administration of estates.
Orlean is a solicitor in our Property Department. She brings over 40 years’ experience of commercial and residential property transactions to the team.
Nina joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in November 2018 and is currently working in the Litigation Department.
Nina received her undergraduate degree from Cardiff University, UK where she studied Law and Politics. She then went on to study Public International Law at the University of Oslo, Norway and was awarded a Master of Laws in 2015. Subsequently, she completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP University in Manchester, UK in 2016.
After working as a Paralegal in defendant fraud litigation for an international law firm in Manchester for over a year, Nina relocated to Trinidad and Tobago where she completed her training as an attorney-at-law in 2018.
Leanne is our Secretary. She is responsible for the day to day running of reception, as well as supporting 3 partners, 1 solicitor and 1 tax consultant. Leanne also assists our accounts department and supports our HR department.
Leanne is a warm, friendly person who is the first point of contact for guests in the office, and welcomes everybody in with a smile.
B. Comm, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser, TEP
Cathal Lawlor established the tax division within Lawlor Partners in 2006. This division provides advice on a wide range of tax issues including Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Capital Acquisitions Tax and Stamp Duty.
Cathal has expertise in advising on property transactions, family partnerships, transfer of assets to the next generation, tax efficient remuneration and Revenue investigations.
An alumnus of both Deloitte and Mazars where he gained valuable experience across a range of tax heads, he specialised in private client taxation with a particular interest in Estates and probates. He qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser from the Institute of Tax in 1999. He augmented that qualification in 2013 when he became a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners an international professional body for advisers who specialise in inheritance and succession planning. This enables Cathal to give clear and accurate tax advises to other legal firms and accountancy practices and clients generally which require the input of an experienced tax specialist.
He has presented to several professional accounting bodies for CPD purposes, business forums and Chambers of Commerce and has contributed to a variety of national publications on Tax matters.
B. Comm, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser, TEP
AITI, Chartered Tax Adviser
AITI, Chartered Tax Adviser
Cherin works as a Chartered Tax Adviser with Lawlor Partners. She is responsible for delivering tax compliance and consultancy services to clients. She assists Cathal in the tax division with, succession planning, group restructures and amalgamations, mergers, and acquisitions & tax efficient wills.
Cherin graduated from NCI with a First-class Bachelor's degree in Business in 2017. She trained in a tax boutique firm and gained extensive experience in handling both personal and corporate tax matters. She joined the firm in 2020, having qualified from the Institute of Tax.
She advises on all aspects of tax law and regularly liaises with the Revenue Commissioners. She has a keen interest in indirect tax and property transactions.