CLODAGH M GALLAGHER SOLICITORS is a general law practice established in Knocknacarra, Galway by Clodagh Gallagher. Clodagh has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked with RG Emerson Solicitors for many years. It is the objective of our firm to build a close working relationship with our clients and provide all valued clients whether large or small with legal expertise and personal attention in a cost efficient manner. When choosing a Galway solicitor it’s important you choose a solicitor that has a clear understanding of the client’s needs. Our aim is to deliver exceptional service by providing practical, relevant and affordable legal advise to our clients. If you are looking for solicitors in Galway then you can be rest assured that you’ll have an experienced team on your side in Clodagh M. Gallagher Solicitors. Call us at (091) 521352.
We provide a wide range of services for our clients including conveyancing- buying and selling Residential and Commercial Property; Landlord and Tenant Law; Litigation including *Personal Injuries applications to the Injuries Board and Court cases for Material Damage, Contractual Disputes and Personal Injury; Wills and Administration of Estates, Probate and Enduring Powers of Attorney; Debt Collection; Insolvency; Family Law; Company Law; Arbitration and Mediation.
Conveyancing/PropertyWe advise on all aspects of the purchase, sales and mortgaging of both residential & commercial property. We have years of expertise in acting for clients in the purchase/ sale of new and second hand houses along with commercial properties such as pubs, commercial units and tax incentive properties.
We have also advised and assisted many Clients with transfers of land/Business/sites to children and family and advise clients on the tax implications of such transactions.
Our expert and experienced staff will discuss the entire process with you along with liaising with the relevant experts such as estate agents, engineers and financial institutions on your behalf. We will ensure that your interests are protected at all times and that the transaction is dealt with speedily and efficiently.
We also advise on landlord and tenant law and on the drafting of tenancy agreements. So whether you are a landlord or a tenant, talk to us about the significant implications of both the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 and the Private Residential Tenancies Board.
We advise on the compulsory purchase of lands by the local authority and on submissions being made for planning.
LitigationWe advise on all types of personal injury claims including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and product liability. If you are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for injury, loss of earnings, any damage to your property and any other loss that you may have suffered as a result of the accident.
If you suffer an injury your life can be seriously affected and this will often prove to be a very difficult time for you and your family. You may find that you are unable to work, exercise or take part in your hobbies. You may become reliant on your family and friends to assist you with your daily tasks.
We focus on the essential steps to help you get access to financial support and medical care to help you with your recovery. From 2004 all claims for *personal injuries must first be pursued through the Injuries Board, with the exception of a personal injury arising out of medical negligence. We can deal directly with the Injuries Board in relation to your claim and thereafter through the courts if necessary.
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered injury our personal injury we can assist you to receive compensation you are entitled to. We have vast experience and knowledge as a personal injury solicitor and will keep you informed on all progress with your case. If you wish to speak to Clodagh Gallagher please be aware that it is entirely on a confidential basis.
Please ensure that if you have suffered an accident please retain as much information as possible, such as: pictures of the location, any accident reports from gardai/ police or work place and details of any witnesses, receipts for medical expenses incurred.
Contentious and Disputed LitigationWe represent clients in all areas of Civil Litigation in the District Court, Circuit Court and High Court. The areas of expertise include: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Medical Negligence, Judicial Reviews and a vast range of other Court procedures. We advise as to the best procedures to be adopted in all the circumstances and discuss the application of the Law and explain in simple and clear terms the consequences of the steps to be taken.
Our Services include:-
Planning and environmental law
Landlord and Tenant Disputes
Breach of Contract
Enforcement of Property Rights
Probate, Wills & Estate ManagementClodagh M. Gallagher Solicitors have huge experience and expertise in administering estates, from the reading of the will to the distribution of assets, including tax management.
We strongly suggest that every adult make a will under the guidance of an experienced Solicitor.
We provide an extensive and highly personalized service on all issues relating to succession and Inheritance including the following: Succession law and estate planning
Grants of Probate/Administration Intestate and Distribution of Estates
Probate related sales of property
Creation and administration of trusts and settlements
Advising on beneficiary rights and entitlements
Challenges to wills and testamentary capacity
Enduring powers of attorney
Succession Rights and Resolution of Disputes
Tax Implications i.e., Capital Acquisition Tax
The importance of making a properly constructed will cannot be overstated. It is of great relief and comfort to families when they discover that their loved one has taken the time to make a will and thereby make proper provision for their family and loved ones.
However, it is often the case that the deceased person has not made a will. In that instance his or her Estate will be dealt with under the laws of intestacy.
A will is also an important tax-planning device. It can be drafted to make the best possible use of the various tax reliefs. We will discuss the entire process with you and will ensure that your interests are protected at all times and that the procedure is carried out speedily and efficiently. You should always seek legal advice on the possible tax implications of either receiving or giving any gift or inheritance.
Debt CollectionClodagh Gallagher Solicitors offer Debt Recovery services that will assist you to recover your debts, irrespective the size, as expeditiously and with very little cost to you. Our services are set out in advance of any action being taken so that you know exactly how much it will cost you to proceed though each step in the process of recovering your debts.
We have a long established, tried and tested process of debt recovery from initial letters of demand through to issuing of proceedings and obtaining judgment. We have vast experience in issuing proceedings to obtain judgment in District Circuit and High Courts and the enforcement of those Judgments. Once Judgment is obtained against a Debtor will help you to choose the most appropriate course of action particular to that debtor including the practices of Publication, obtaining Judgment Mortgage, applying for an Instalment Order, and Sherriff’s Order in order to recover the debt.
The new procedures provided for under The Enforcement of Court Orders Act 2009 are now in full effect and we work closely with a professional, competent and cost conscious Summons Service provider to comply with the new statutory requirements.
We handle large volumes of debt recovery work for Clients both large and small. Precise knowledge of procedures and good working relations with the courts help the quick and effective processing of debt collection cases. We have exceptional experience in all aspects of enforcement. This knowledge and experience plays an instrumental role in achieving a high recovery rate.
Family LawWe provide a comprehensive family law service. Family law requires a balance between the need to manage client’s expectations, and understanding the client’s needs while at all times seeking to find solutions in a practical and non-confrontational environment.
When it is not always possible to find a solution, it is important for the solicitor to understand that while family law can be an emotive and, at times, a complicated process it requires a professional approach at all times.
We always encourage our clients to find a solution to their marital difficulties if at all possible in ease of themselves and their children, and to reduce costs. We find that couples can narrow their issues and effectively find a suitable solution for all parties involved through Family Mediation services, a service which is free and confidential. This is the most cost effective way for couples to resolve go their separate ways and once a mediated agreement is in place, a separation or divorce can be drafted by their respective Solicitors in a very cost efficient manner.
We advise in relation to separation agreements, judicial separation and divorce, maintenance agreements, custody, access and guardianship of children, the non-marital family, co-habitation agreements, adoption and recognition of foreign divorces. We also advise on the financial & tax implications of marital breakdown.