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Padhraic Harris


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 organisations.


Adrian Harris


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 20 years experience as a practising Solicitor.

He specialises in the areas of conveyancing – sale, purchase and mortgage of residential property and commercial property, acting for mortgage switchers and acting for clients in the sale, purchase and leasing of Agricultural land. He also specialises in the area of Probate both acting on behalf of Executors and Personal Representatives in Estates and also in the drafting of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Adrian has considerable experience in Landlord and Tenant Law, Family Law (include Childcare), Employment Law.  He also represents clients in Courts on a range of matters

Claire Irwin, Solicitor

Claire Irwin


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.

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Ronan Harris

Trainee Solicitor

Ronan was born and bred in Galway City. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Corporate Law (Hons) degree in 2018. He completed his FE-1 exams in March 2020 before joining the firm as a trainee solicitor in August.

Donna Ferry

Donna Ferry

Trainee Solicitor

Donna is a Donegal native and was educated at Loreto Letterkenny, Donegal. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 2018 from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Donna also has a Certificate in Technology Law from the Law Society of Ireland.

Prior to joining the firm, Donna spent 18 months training in a leading criminal defence law firm.