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Paula Cullinane, Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths, B.C.L. (U.C.C.), DIP FAM LAW (LAW SOC OF IRL)

Paula Cullinane obtained a Bachelor in Civil Law in University College Cork and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 2004.  She was entered on the Roll of Solicitors in 2005. Paula is a highly regarded as an accomplished solicitor, she initially trained in Criminal Law under the guidance of the late Terence Lyons. and working in that area of the law before specialising in civil disputes.  She now specialises in the provision of a range of private and commercial client services. 

Paula's specialist areas of Law are Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury Law  and ADR remedies.   She has successfully acted on behalf of many clients in high profile cases in the High Court and Circuit Court (including multi-million euro awards on behalf of clients).  She has extensive experience of advising clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters with an emphasis on Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence, Property Related Disputes and Shareholders' Disputes.

On the advisory side, she provides advice to small businesses in the City Centre and for multinational companies, with a particular focus on high level contentious and board-related disputes. 

She has extensive contacts with Counsel and experts in Ireland as well as a wealth of experience in dealing with the Irish Litigation procedure. 

Paula acts also for individuals and corporates who are the subject of inaccurate media coverage which has resulted in harm to the individual or corporates.  She successfully advises and represents our clients in the following areas:

  • Good name and reputation management for individuals, companies and organisations, 
  • Advice upon Constitutional Rights including good name and reputation in defamation cases and a right to a fair trial in contempt proceedings,
  • Contempt,
  • Privacy Law upon media intrusion and
  • Credit Reputation and Defamation Action Management. 

She also specialises in all aspects of Family Law including Divorce, Judicial Separation, Nullity, the Financial Consequences of Marital Breakdown, Recognition of Foreign Divorces, Co-habitation & Non-marital Relationships, Domestic Violence, issues concerning children such as Custody, Access, Guardianship & Child Abduction, Paternity Disputes and Maintenance.  Paula advises a wide variety of private clients on all aspects of Family Law in the District, Circuit and High Courts.  

 

Paula can be contacted at 01 6712773 or emailed at pc@yor.ie

About us    

We have been providing legal services for over 50 years to expansive range of clients.

We provide a personal service in a convenient location.  Solving problems is not always easy as people and institutions are not always rational.  Therefore, we often have to fight our client's causes when compromise cannot be reached.   We act in cases in the District Court up to the Supreme Court and we have successfully secured millions of euros for our clients. 

Our firm also has vast experience in residential and commercial property law.  We have acted for developers, banks and other institutions in that sale and purchase of thousands of units worth in excess of €1 billion. 

 

Why use a solicitor? 

Solicitors are educated and trained to the highest standards through the Law Society’s Professional Practice Course, a blend of practice-oriented taught modules and in-office training with law firms.

Life-long professional development and training

Qualified solicitors are required to further their expertise on an annual basis by attending courses to attain a minimum number of continuing professional development points.

The Society’s committees develop and publish a continuous stream of practice notes on new developments in the various fields of law and aspects of legal practice.

High professional and ethical standards

Solicitors are held to high professional and ethical standards and are regulated by the Law Society of Ireland’s Regulation Department.