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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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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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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