Padhraic, the Principal of the firm, is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway and established the practice in 1987.
He specialises in Litigation, Personal Injuries and Family Law with a particular expertise in the area of Childcare, Mental Health, Care of the Elderly and Administrative Law. Padhraic has been involved in a number of landmark cases. Other areas of expertise include Licencing Law, Commerical Litigation and both the prosecution and defence of cases before the Courts. He also advises many voluntary organizations.
Adrian is a native of Oughterard, Co. Galway.
He graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway with Bachelor of Commerce and LL.B Degrees and has over 15 years experience as a practising Solicitor. He specialises in the areas of Conveyancing, Family law (including child care) Landlord and Tenant Law, Employment Law and Probate.
He represents clients in the Courts for a range of matters including Road Traffic Acts Prosecutions, Failure to make Tax Returns, Lottery Licence Applications, Licencing Applications, Applications for the Restoration of Driving Licences and various other matters.
Claire Irwin is a native of Corrandulla, Co. Galway.
Claire graduated from NUIG with Bachelor of Corporate Law and LL.B degrees and from the University of Wales, Cardiff with an LL.M in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice. She has considerable experience in all aspects of law but her preferred areas of interest lie in Personal Injuries Litigation, Professional Negligence, Family Law, the law relating to children and persons with disabilities.
She has a particular expertise in the area of legal aspects of mental and physical incapacity including Wards of Court, Care of the Elderly and applications under the Nursing Homes Legislation.
Padhraic Harris & Co Solicitors Galway has been awarded the Q6000 Gold Standard by the Institute of Legal Research and Standards. This award is only given to select firms and formally recognises the excellent procedures in place in the firm.