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 solicitors  and experienced support staff.

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Commitment to Excellence

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

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Dedication to Customer Service

We are dedicated to providing individuals and businesses with highly personalised results in a prompt, efficient and cost effective manner. Our primary focus of the commercial law practice is deal-based and since our establishment in 2010 we have been instructed to act in and advise on several successful corporate transactions.

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Professional Negligence Litigation

Galligan Johnston Solicitors has also built a strong presence in the emerging area of Professional Negligence Litigation in Ireland. The Professional Negligence Litigation team is headed up by James-Paul Galligan, Partner at Galligan Johnston who advises financial institutions on all aspects of professional negligence law.

Our Team

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James-Paul Galligan

James-Paul has advised and has been instructed in actions on behalf of financial institutions in both valuer and solicitor professional negligence litigation.

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Edward Johnston

Edward Johnston heads up the firm's corporate, commercial and property departments.

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Sam Saarsteiner

Sam is a partner who joined Galligan Johnston in May 2011. Sam qualified as a solicitor in early 2008, having apprenticed in Beauchamps Solicitors.

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Emer Hanratty

Emer Hanratty joined Galligan Johnston Solicitors in October 2010 having previously worked in Lavelle Coleman Solicitors since 1990.

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Karen O’Brien

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.

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Claire Reilly

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.

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Catherine Mulligan

Catherine joined Galligan Johnston in April 2016. She is a qualified barrister with 7 years practice experience.

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