About Us

Carley & Connellan was formed from Carley and Company which was established in 1995.

Initially based on Pearse Street Dublin 2, we moved to Temple Bar in 2002. Carley & Connellan is a full service legal practice and our main practice areas are Conveyancing, Commercial, Litigation, Family Law and Employment Law. However there are very few areas of law that we have not dealt with and no matter what your particular query may be we would be more than happy to assist you.

We pride ourselves on our ability to give you relevant, uncomplicated and practical advice in respect of any legal situation in which you may find yourself.

The necessity for legal advice in respect of many day to day situations is unfortunately becoming all too necessary and we strive to provide a friendly and informal service insofar as is possible in what is often a difficult situation. It is our goal in Carley & Connellan to form long term relationships with our clients and to encourage clients to feel free to contact us as and when they need legal assistance, however large or small. It is a policy of the firm only to charge fees for substantive work done and to try to pitch fees at a level where both parties are satisfied that same represent good value for the services rendered.

Carley & Connellan is a full service legal practice and our main practice areas are Conveyancing, Commercial, Litigation, Family Law and Employment Law.
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The Team

We pride ourselves on our ability to give you relevant, uncomplicated and practical advice in respect of any legal situation in which you may find yourself.

Damien Carley

Damien established the practice in 1995, therefore everything is his fault. Damien works mostly in conveyancing and there are few if any transactions that he has not been involved in. Damien has an almost forensic memory for many things except faces. If you have a conveyancing query or a general concern, Damien will be happy to help. He has years of experience and a wise head.

John Connellan

John works exclusively in litigation. He has worked on cases from the District Court to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Approximately 30% of all the litigation that the practice undertakes is employment related with the other areas being predominately family law, personal injury and other types of litigation. John is the current Managing Partner.

Jenny Murphy

Jennifer trained in Carley & Connellan and has worked in both conveyancing/property and in litigation. Jennifer has advised and delivered lectures to apartment owners in Dublin on very many occasions and can assist with all aspects of typical owner management company issues. Jennifer also looks after probate and estate administration.

Nicola Maher

Nicola has worked with us since 1999 and thankfully remembers everything. Nicola and Gail are the main elements that keep the show on the road.

Gail Walsh

Gail has worked with us since 2008 and manages accounts and all of the solicitors alongside Nicola.

Kate Hughes

Kate qualified in 2016 and joined from a similar sized Dublin practice. Kate works exclusively in litigation. She has a lot of experience in commercial cases and asset recovery cases. She has also negotiated excellent outcomes for clients in a number of personal injury and employment cases since joining the practice.