Galligan Johnston is a corporate and commercial law firm with a rapidly developing profile. The firm is based in Dublin City centre and is currently comprised of three partners James-Paul Galligan, Edward Johnston and Sam Saarsteiner and is assisted by a team of experienced support staff.
The committed team at Galligan Johnston devotes time, expertise and technical skills to assist clients to succeed in the domestic and/or international markets. Our aim is to build relationships that endure through business cycles to ensure that our clients can rely on us to support them through important and challenging assignments
Areas Of Practise
Resolving disputes is at the core of our firm and the services that we offer to clients. Galligan Johnston offer dispute resolution.
Galligan Johnston offers a vast array of expertise in relation to FRI leases (Full Repairing and Insuring Leases) for commercial properties as well as Landlord and Tenant matters.
James-Paul has advised and has been instructed in actions on behalf of financial institutions in both valuer and solicitor professional negligence litigation.View Profile
Edward Johnston heads up the firm's corporate, commercial and property departments.View Profile
Sam is a partner who joined Galligan Johnston in May 2011. Sam qualified as a solicitor in early 2008, having apprenticed in Beauchamps Solicitors.View Profile
Emer Hanratty joined Galligan Johnston Solicitors in October 2010 having previously worked in Lavelle Coleman Solicitors since 1990.View Profile
Karen is an associate Solicitor who joined the firm in May 2015. Karen qualified as a Solicitor in early 2013, having apprenticed in a mid-size, general practice in Dublin, where she specialised in litigation.View Profile
Claire is an associate solicitor who joined the firm in March, 2017. She qualified as solicitor in January, 2008 having apprenticed with a long established general practice firm in Dublin city centre.View Profile
Catherine joined Galligan Johnston in April 2016. She is a qualified barrister with 7 years practice experience.View Profile
Peter Oakes is a strategic consultant to the firm. He is a qualified solicitor admitted in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia.View Profile
In Gallagher v ACC Bank  IESC 35 the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the applicable time of 6 years ...Read More
Missed a Company Annual Return Deadline? District Court application to extend the time for filing late annual returns now possible under the Companies Act 2014 – read more to see how Galligan Johnston Solicitors can help you
The Companies Act 2014 introduced new rules for the application by a Company to the District Court for an extension ...Read More
Areas of change Commenced in October 2015, the major changes of the Act are brought not to the content ...Read More
Galligan Johnston have recently acted for the successful party in a widely reported case that has provided clarity on the ...Read More
Peter Oakes, the first Director of Enforcement and AML/CTF Supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland , is strategic consultant to the firm
Peter Oakes is a strategic consultant to the firm. He is a qualified solicitor admitted in Ireland, the United Kingdom ...Read More
Under current UK tax rules, a group which has a UK incorporated tax resident holding company and has UK income ...Read More
Irish Marathon Runner Sergiu Ciobanu – Decision by Court of Arbitration for Sport to Reject Appeal Against Athletics Ireland 2016 Rio Olympics Team Selection
Galligan Johnston Solicitors had the great honour of representing the Irish international marathon runner, Sergiu Ciobanu in his appeal to ...Read More
Event date: Thursday 7 July 2016 @ 7.30am Location: The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 ...Read More
The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of Maximillian Schrems –v- Data Protection ...Read More
Galligan Johnston Solicitors specialise in seeking recovery for clients who have suffered losses as a result of the negligence of ...Read More
As published in the Sunday Business Post, 12th July 2015: “The partners of Galligan Johnston Solicitors would like to extend ...Read More
As published in the Sunday Business Post, 5th July 2015. “Galligan Johnston Solicitors, who recently celebrated their fifth anniversary at ...Read More
Recent cases have come to light where Lending Institutions have sought to unilaterally change the method of calculation of the ...Read More
It should be pointed out that the below recommendations relate only to procedural matters in embarking on a redundancy plan. ...Read More
As the Irish economy continues to endure troubled times, more and more people are unfortunately becoming painfully aware of the ...Read More
The New Late Payments Directive is due to be transposed by 16th March 2013 One of the priority actions of ...Read More
The Irish Financial Crisis Effects on Irish Banks and Subsequent Misapplication of Interest Rates In 2008, Ireland experienced its first significant ...Read More
Time-Frames The time-frame of the legal process involved from the point where the solicitor initially meets with the Petitioner in ...Read More
'Galligan Johnston helped me and my business by delivering sound advice, fast turnaround and cost efficient service.'
Elliott Griffin - CEO of BVP Investments Limited / Green BES fund
'Galligan Johnston provided quick and efficient advice when my business needed it most.'
John O’Farrell - CEO of Questzones (Europe) Limited