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Michael J. Staines & Company Solicitors was founded in 1985 and is celebrating its thirty fourth year as an internationally recognised Criminal Law firm based in central Dublin.

 

Michael J Staines & Company has represented public figures and individuals in some of the highest profile and complex cases in the Irish criminal courts. 

 

For many people approached by investigators or regulators, their initial reaction is to cooperate fully and to respond entirely to the allegations made in the belief that this will achieve the best and fairest outcome. In our many years’ experience, this is unfortunately not always the best course of action.  

 

If an allegation has been made either against you personally or in your professional or business capacity, early advice and a critical assessment of the situation by our experienced lawyers will determine the success or otherwise of your defence.

 

If you have been asked to attend a Garda station, to make a voluntary cautioned statement, have been arrested or an arrest is being threatened, the early advice which you take from our experienced team can dictate how well positioned you are to defend the allegation at a later stage if it proceeds to court. 

Our People

Michael Staines

Michael Staines
Partner

Aoife Corridan

Aoife Corridan
Partner

Anarine McAllister

Anarine McAllister
Solicitor

Ciara Hallinan

Ciara Hallinan
Solicitor

Niamh Kelly

Niamh Kelly
Solicitor

Luke Staines

Luke Staines
Solicitor

Rory Staines

Rory Staines
Solicitor

Rachel Finn

Rachel Finn
Solicitor

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes
Trials Manager

Danielle O'Sullivan

Danielle O'Sullivan
Trainee Solicitor

Aimee Dudley

Aimee Dudley
Trainee Solicitor

Natalie Crowe

Natalie Crowe
Administration

Kathleen Gillan

Kathleen Gillan
Administration

CAREERS

We are always on the look out for exceptional talent to join our award winning team.

NEWS & UPDATES

It's a Brave New World

10 September 2019 - It's a Brave New World The Irish Government has recently announced possible alternatives to criminalisation for possession of a variety of drugs, writes Anarine McAllister, Senior Solicitor

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Balancing the Rights of Victims & Convicted Persons

30 August 2019 - Balancing the Rights of Victims & Convicted Persons New legislation proposes changes to the sentencing regime for the offence of murder, writes Aimee Dudley, Trainee Solicitor

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Search of homes and properties - Operation Ketch

26 July 2019 - Search of homes and properties - Operation Ketch The criminal courts deal on a daily basis with those individuals accused of the viewing, production and dissemination of child pornography.

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10 July 2019 - Michael Staines speaks at Chief Justice's 'Criminal Justice' Day Michael Staines was honoured to be invited by the Chief Justice to speak at the 'Criminal Justice' day at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin on 10th July 2019.

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Supreme Court rules in favour of Michael Staines & Co Client

08 July 2019 - Supreme Court rules in favour of Michael Staines & Co Client Successful Supreme Court challenge prevents return of Michael J Staines & Co Client to custody

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Michael Staines to chair White Collar Crime Seminar

01 July 2019 - Michael Staines to chair White Collar Crime Seminar The Dublin Solicitors Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee will be hosting a Criminal Law Seminar on Corporate, Regulatory and White Collar Crime at the Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane on 4th July 2019 at 5pm.

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When Justice and Gender collide

28 June 2019 - When Justice and Gender collide Ireland may be considered as progressive in terms of LGBTQ+ rights. However, justice and gender collide when an individual is charged with an offence or sentenced to a term of imprisonment.

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Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2019

17 June 2019 - Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2019 Michael J Staines & Company awarded Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2019 for the fourth time at the prestigious Irish Law Awards.

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Landmark Supreme Court ruling for Michael Staines & Co Client

30 May 2019 - Landmark Supreme Court ruling for Michael Staines & Co Client Provision of the Firearms Act 1964 (as amended) was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on 15 May 2019 following the successful challenge by Michael Staines & Co on behalf of our client.

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30 April 2019 - Finalist at the Irish Law Awards 2019 Michael J Staines & Company are delighted with our nomination for Criminal Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2019.

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01 March 2019 - CBD - The New Bitcoin?! Common Misconceptions and an area in need of urgent legislative clarification Niamh Kelly, Solicitor, explores ambiguity in the law which could be hampering significant investment in this area as well as deterring parties interested in expanding into this field.

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