“Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer. It is more important than competence or vision. It can never be an elective in any law school. It can never be de-limited, dated or outworn, and it should pervade the heart, the halls of justice and the chambers of the mind.”

Robert F. Kennedy, Speech at University of San Francisco Law School

Burns Nowlan LLP – We litigate on behalf of clients and we are successful. Our results show it.

We pursue cases on behalf of clients to ensure that their rights and entitlements are safeguarded and protected. We care deeply about our clients and have no affiliations with financial institutions, State organisations, insurance companies or multinationals.

We are committed to acting on your behalf and have a track record of success in a variety of complex cases in the Circuit Court, High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

We have, over the last 35 years, provided expert legal advice to clients throughout Ireland. We are proud to have been involved in numerous cases which have established significant case law in this jurisdiction.

We were the first firm to establish the right of prisoners to be compensated for injuries sustained whilst in prison [Creighton -v- Ireland & Ors 2009 IEHC 257].

We clarified the law at Supreme Court level relating to the rights of claimants to amend pleadings [Moorehouse -v- Governor of Wheatfield Prison and Ors].

We acted on behalf of school employee in a case which was initially heard in the High Court, then in the Court of Appeal and ultimately in the Supreme Court where a seven-person sitting of Supreme Court Judges clarified the law on bullying and harassment. [Una Ruffley-v- Board of Management of St. Ann’s School].

In addition, we successfully represented a client in the Commercial High Court which resulted in the law being clarified on the powers of the Director of Corporate Enforcement to restrict certain parties from acting as Directors in limited companies [Newbridge Credit Union (In Liquidation)].

We are a firm dedicated to representing our clients’ interests, providing clear and detailed advice, achieving successful results, and ensuring the Court system is accessible to all who require legal assistance and representation.

Our Team

Gerard Burns

Matthew Byrne

Jennifer O'Sullivan

Jackie Hannigan

Stephen McGrath

Avril Doyle

Effective from the 13th. December 2019 the Legal Services Regulatory Authority has authorised [ Registration No. 1262100] Burns Nowlan Solicitors to operate as a Limited Liability Partnership under the title of Burns Nowlan LLP. Burns Nowlan LLP will now be liable for any debt, liability or obligation of the firm. The individual partners will have no personal liability except where there is fraud or dishonesty or a finding of misconduct or a criminal conviction. This does not prevent or restrict the enforcement of any debt, liability or obligation against the assets of the LLP and its Professional Indemnity Insurance. The Partnership Act 1890 still applies to Burns Nowlan LLP [ to the extent that it is not inconsistent with the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015]. This notice is issued pursuant to Section 125 (7) of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.

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