About us

Our values:

Advice You Can Trust

When you work with Tallans, you work with solicitors who listen to you. We’ve been giving advice since 1899 so we know the law inside and out. That’s advice you can depend on.

Personal Attention

When you work with Tallans, you work with solicitors who care. When you call us, you’ll get a genuine interest in you and your life. Every call is answered or returned. Because you matter

Common Sense Advice

We are all specialist legal advisors. But that doesn’t mean that we have to speak in a different language. We take a common sense approach to the law.

Our in-house

Lawyers & Staff:

Sheila Cooney

Sheila Cooney

Managing Partner

Sheila is the Managing Partner of Tallans Solicitors. She is an expert in contentious litigation with over 30 years of experience in this field. Her areas of practice include personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, debt recovery, family law and local government and planning issues. Sheila studied in UCD before being admitted to practice in 1975. She worked in a large Dublin firm for four years before joining Tallans in 1977.

Padraic Brady

Padraic Brady

Partner

Padraic is a Partner in our firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department. He specialises in personal injury litigation and has acted on behalf of numerous insurance companies and private clients throughout the years. Padraic also has extensive knowledge of local government work. Padraic was admitted to practice in 1978. He joined Tallans Solicitors in 1983 having spent time in law offices in Cork and Cavan.

Deirdre Moran

Deirdre Moran

Partner

Deirdre is a Partner in our Family and Local Government department. She also has extensive experience in most areas of law in particular commercial and residential conveyancing, debt collection and local government law. Deirdre graduated from University College Dublin in 1985 where she studied History. She was admitted into practice in 1993. She joined Tallans Solicitors in 1994 and was appointed partner in the firm in 2007.

Brenda Rushe

Brenda Rushe

Partner

Brenda is a Partner of the firm and the head of the Family Law department at our Ashbourne Office. She is a specialist in Family Law and has been advising clients on all aspects of family law for over 20 years. She is also experienced in all types of Property transactions, both residential and commercial, and deals with licensing and criminal law matters in the Ashbourne office.

Mairead O'Reilly

Mairead O'Reilly

Partner

Mairead is a specialist in Property Law with a vast experience in dealing with all types of property transactions, both residential and commercial. She also has huge experience in the area of probate law. Mairead was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. She joined Tallans Solicitors in 1998, becoming partner of the firm in 2003.

Olive Moore

Olive Moore

Solicitor

Olive has wide experience in both residential conveyancing and commercial conveyancing. She completed the commercial conveyancing diplomat with the Law Society in 2007. Olive also has experience in employment law and advises clients in relation to Will drafting and preparation. Olive graduated from National University of Ireland Galway with an Arts Degree in 1994 and a Law Degree in 1997. She was admitted to practice in 2000 and joined Tallans Solicitors in 2011.

Nora Collier

Nora Collier

Legal Executive

Nora has been with Tallans Solicitors in Drogheda for over 20 years. Nora’s experience is mainly in Probate and Conveyancing.Nora leads our probate department and is experienced in both probate and conveyancing matters.

Lucy Byrne

Lucy Byrne

Finance

Lucy has been with Tallans Solicitors for over 20 years. In her capacity as account administrator, Lucy looks after all matters relating to finance, audits and Law Society requirements. She works on a daily basis with accounts ensuring our practice complies with all Law Society regulations. Lucy is also the office manager of both the Ashbourne and Drogheda offices on a day to day basis.

Catherine Crawley Fay

Catherine Crawley Fay

Office Manager

Catherine has been with Tallans Solicitors for over seven years. Exceptional client service is at the heart of what she delivers. Hers is the friendly voice that you hear when you Talk to Tallans.

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