Families come in all shapes and sizes and are created in many ways. For a variety of reasons, some people or couples may consider Surrogacy to be the preferred option for having children. The fact that there is no Irish Legislation to cover the legal issues arising from Surrogacy may cause concern for many people … Continue reading Surrogacy – How To Become A Legal Family In Ireland

Our Newest Trainee Solicitor - Ronan Harris

We at Padhraic Harris & Co. Solicitors Galway are delighted to welcome our new trainee solicitor – Ronan Harris.

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Since it came into effect, the Mediation Act 2017, has, in some ways, introduced a mediation ‘requirement’ in litigation. The Act applies to all civil proceedings. However, there are limited exceptions such as proceedings under the Domestic Violence or Child Care Acts. The Act does not ‘require’ parties to enter mediation. In fact, the Act … Continue reading What is the Mediation Requirement in Litigation?

Harris Solicitors Covid19 Business Continuity Update

A message from our team Here at Padhraic Harris & Co Solicitors in Galway City we are committed to maintaining essential legal services to our clients during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our solicitors are still here for you during this time Our solicitors remain, as always, available to you by phone and email. We can also … Continue reading Covid-19: Business Continuity Update

Kate Hoare writes about the recent increase in stamp duty and how it affects young farmers. Budget 2018 imposed a significant increase in stamp duty on non residential properties. Stamp duty on the transfer of farms is now charged at 6% on the current market value of the lands as opposed to the 2% previously … Continue reading Stamp Duty and the Young Farmer

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Padhraic Harris & Company Solicitors are registered with the Institute of Legal Research and Standards since 2012. We have recently completed our 6th successful audit and we are delighted to announce that we have retained Gold Level of Accreditation. This accreditation demonstrates the dedication of this firm to maintaining our high standards in both the … Continue reading Quality Assurance Gold Standard Award

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All of us here at Padhraic Harris and Co Solicitors would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and look forward to meeting you again in 2020. Christmas Closing Dates Our Galway City office will … Continue reading Christmas Opening Hours

This summer here at Padhraic Harris & Co Solicitors we had the pleasure of welcoming Guilherme Oliveira as an Intern in our office. At the end of his experience we asked him to tell us a bit about what he discovered during his time here. His discoveries provide interesting insight into the French, Brazilian and … Continue reading Meet Guilherme, our Intern.


This June we are celebrating 30 years in business. During this time it has been our privilege to look after the interests of you, our clients, your businesses and your families. We are pleased to have been involved in important steps in your lives from buying your first home, the administration of the Estates of … Continue reading Padhraic Harris & Co turns 30