Brian Cunneen

Brian CunneenBrian is the founder and Managing Partner of the firm.

Brian specialises in Financial Services Law, and advises on a range of banking, lending, security review and enforcement matters. Brian specialises in security documentation and security enforcement litigation in relation to residential, investment and commercial properties and construction projects.

Brian also specialises in Corporate and Commercial Law and more particularly in the areas of General Business and Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Shareholder and Joint Venture Agreements, Corporate Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Partnership Law and a wide range of corporate transactions and arrangements.

Brian is also heavily involved in the areas of Commercial and Employment Disputes, general Civil and Commercial litigation, Corporate Rescue, Insolvency and Employment law.

Brian has extensive experience in Intellectual Property law and advises and assists companies and individuals in all areas concerning the protection of ideas and intellectual property.

Prior to establishing the firm in 2009, Brian was a Partner with O’Flynn Exhams, Solicitors, where he was in charge of its Dublin practice for several years. While at O’Flynn Exhams, he specialised in Commercial and Corporate law as well as Commercial and General Litigation. Brian also gained considerable exposure to private client matters. Prior to joining O’Flynn Exhams, Brian worked for seven years as a Company and Commercial Solicitor in A&L Goodbody.

He has tutored in the Law Society and has also published a number of articles in journals and newsletters and given presentations on Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law issues to various bodies and organisations.

Brian is also recognised as an experienced litigator in Legal 500.

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Education and Qualifications

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors 1993
B.A. University College Galway
L.L.B. University College Galway
L.L.M. in Commercial Law, University College Dublin
M.A. in Criminology, Dublin Institute of Technology.


Stephanie McCarthy

Stephanie McCarthyPractice Areas

Stephanie is an experienced solicitor in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, mediation and arbitration. She acts for individuals in private client matters as well as companies in commercial disputes.

In administrative law matters, including judicial review cases, Stephanie represents and advises clients regarding their statutory and regulatory functions and in particular on fair procedures in investigations and inquiry processes. Stephanie is currently legal advisor to the National Review Panel who reviews serious incidents, including deaths of children in care. Stephanie also advised the Roscommon Childcare Inquiry. Stephanie has also advised the Private Residential Tenancies Board and the Children Acts Advisory Board.

Stephanie also has extensive experience in banking litigation, including High Court proceedings in the Commercial Division of the High Court, proceedings arising from Complaints to the Financial Services Ombudsman and mortgage litigation.

Stephanie qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 1994 and is also admitted to practice in England and Wales.

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Sharon O’Malley

Sharon O’Malley, solicitor, specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. With over 20 years experience in this area, Sharon has a gold standard reputation and advises clients on a wide range of disputes and cases.

Sharon’s areas of expertise include personal injury and medical negligence law, as well as employment law and family law.

Sharon has a proven record of successful dispute resolution in the High Court, Supreme Court, Circuit and District Courts, as well as the Workplace Relations Commission and other specialist tribunals and commissions.

She has also represented Clients at a Number of Tribunals of Enquiry as well as the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal and, the Residential Institutions Redress Board.

Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and prior to joining O’Malley Cunneen & McCarthy set up and managed her own firm.

Sharon is Legal Advisor to the Federation of Transport Operators [FOTO] and Ibus plc in the areas of Employment and Contract Law.

Sharon is a Member of The Medico-Legal Society of Ireland. She also has a special interest in Adoption Law and is a member of the International Adoption Association [Ireland].


Máire Cunneen

Máire is a Consultant in the Firm’s Property and Private Client Departments and qualified in 1961.

Máire trained with Arthur Cox Solicitors and worked in their Litigation Department for over ten years. Subsequently she spent several years with the Conveyancing Department of Rory O’Donnell & Co (now Eversheds).

Máire advises on all Property Law matters including Planning Law issues, Residential and Commercial Land Acquisitions and Disposals.

Máire also advises on matters of Landlord and Tenant law including the drafting and negotiation of Commercial Leases.

In addition, Máire has considerable knowledge of Property Acquisition and Financing and has advised both Borrowers and Lenders. Máire also specialises in Liquor Licensing issues.

Máire is involved in all Private Client areas including Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, with particular emphasis on Probate and Property-related Litigation. Máire has also lectured and tutored extensively in Property, Licensing and Private Client-related issues.

Education and Qualifications

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, 1961
B.A. University College Dublin.