Smart, responsive legal services
- Avoid stress and needless risk
- Enjoy peace of mind
- Stand up for your rights
Are you thinking about buying a house or apartment?
I have been buying and selling property in Ireland since 1986. (I am the author of Buying a House in Ireland-a Step By Step Guide.)
I understand the practical pitfalls to avoid, as well as the legal aspects of buying or selling property.
The peace of mind that comes from having a competent solicitor is hard to put a value on.
And I return phone calls and emails to and keep you up to date with what is going on. (The uncertainty and being kept in the dark is one of the biggest creators of stress in a property transaction).
Employment law in Ireland is a mine field. The amount of legislation, regulation, codes of practice is enormous.
I have helped many employers and employees with their employment/HR problems. (I am the author of Employment Law In Ireland-The Essentials for Employers, Employees and HR Managers.)
And you will find a huge amount of free information on EmploymentRightsIreland.com.
Starting up or running a business anywhere is tough.
I know this from experience because I have been doing it for over 30 years. I started on 6th December, 1986 in a shop in Glasnevin, Dublin.
I have gained a wide range of experience since then.
In property, retail, employment law, debt collection, commercial property, online business, digital marketing, intellectual property, etc.
Accidents happen. Everybody knows this.
But if you suffer an injury as a result of the fault of another you may be entitled to compensation. It’s provided for in law and why insurance is taken out.
I help people who have suffered personal injuries to obtain what they are entitled to.
Probate law involves two critical areas:
- Wills and
Making a will is essential, especially if you have children.
I also help people with the administration of the estate of a loved one who has passed away, and extract Grants of Administration/Probate from the Probate office.
Trusts can be very useful to provide for minors and to delay, for whatever reason, the passing of assets to beneficiaries. Trusts can also have significant tax advantages.
Access, custody, maintenance, guardianship are issues that I deal with on a daily basis.
Many people don’t know what their rights are and get a raw deal as a result.
Separation and divorce are, regrettably, common occurrences nowadays in Ireland. You might be in this situation and just want to move on.
I recognise that family law is different.
The emotional and psychological trauma involved in family law cases make them different.
Having a criminal conviction, even a minor one, can have serious consequences-in your career, travelling abroad, working abroad.
And it can have unforeseen consequences later in life.
Avoiding one, even a small one, is strongly advisable if at all possible.
I have to admit: we do not do much criminal law now. So if this is the problem you need help with you might be better off going to another solicitor.
Certain road traffic offences carry a consequential disqualification.
This means that a Court has no discretion about disqualifying you.
And the difference between a conviction for careless driving and dangerous driving is really not appreciated by drivers.
Small solicitor practice
Terry Gorry & Co. Solicitors is smaller than most solicitors firms.
That’s why we try harder. (When you are small you don’t have any choice).
We simply can’t afford to not return calls.
The thing we try hardest to do is be respectful. And professional.
Because we can’t take you for granted.
And we don’t.
We’re still a little hungry.
We’re not afraid of plain hard work.
That’s why you will see me in the office open at 7 every morning.
We take the business of giving legal advice seriously. This is why we don’t give free legal advice.
We give out a huge amount of free information about all aspects of Irish law on this website and our other websites.
And on our YouTube channel.
But we do insist on charging for consultations and legal advice.
Because giving legal advice carries with it an onerous responsibility, one we take seriously.
Giving good legal advice takes skill, judgment, and time. And if we get it wrong we can be sued for professional negligence.
This is why, in a nutshell, we charge for our time and legal advice.
We think it’s a fair deal and best to be up front at the outset so we both know where we stand.
Choosing a solicitor
Choosing the right solicitor isn’t easy.
There are plenty of good solicitors in Ireland.
No matter what your legal difficulty is, it is probably causing you a lot of worry and anxiety.
And you almost certainly want a solicitor who will really listen and understand your problem.
You might be someone who has never had any contact with the legal system in Ireland. This makes it all the more important that you are comfortable with whoever you engage.
And who will give you a voice and fight your corner without ever judging you.
You definitely want him to be approachable and not full of himself.
You want him to be professional and hard working.
And you expect him to return your calls..promptly…and to keep you informed at every step of the way.
When You’re Smaller You Try Harder. Or else.
When you are a small fish in a big pond, you have to keep moving. Or the bigger fish will eat you.
That’s why we have to try harder.
Let me give you an example. To make it easier for you to find answers to your questions we have created a number of specialist websites.
For example, if your problem is with employment law, or a small business issue, or family law, or probate and making a will we have a website dedicated to that topic alone. That way you won’t have to be wading through information that has no interest for you.
So if you’re happy speaking directly to the Principal solicitor and getting well researched, cost effective, professional advice and representation, we will get on just fine.
But if you are concerned about fancy waiting rooms, a prestige Dublin address, or an impressive art collection…we are probably not for you.
You might be an ordinary citizen…a small business owner…an entrepreneur…a member of a Board of Management of a school…a school principal…a parent…an employee…an employer.
And I won’t beat around the bush in putting you straight. That way neither of us is wasting our time or money.
Or you can learn more about me here.
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