Our Team


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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Peter Oakes

Peter Oakes is a strategic consultant to the firm. He is a qualified solicitor admitted in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Niamh Doyle

Niamh is an Associate Solicitor who joined the firm in April 2016. She is a dual qualified Solicitor having qualified to practice in Ireland in 2001 and England and Wales 2010.

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Serena de Palma

Serena is an Italian lawyer and a qualified solicitor in Ireland, admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2018.

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Tomás Nolan

Tomás is a solicitor in our litigation department. Tomás completed his training in a mid-sized city centre firm where he focused on litigation matters and gained experience of advocacy before all levels of the Irish courts

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Aoife Sheehy

She has 7 years experience working as in a busy varied city centre general practice specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing and probate.

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