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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

Sarah Maloney

Sarah Maloney
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

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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13 November 2018 - New devices to allow for scanning of number plates A nationwide crackdown on uninsured drivers is aimed to be implemented by 2019 following the enactment of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018 earlier this year, writes Aimee Dudley, Trainee Solicitor

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Justice Restored

04 September 2018 - Justice Restored Anarine McAllister, Solicitor considers the operation of Restorative Justice, a joint initiative between the Probation Services and the local community, in this update.

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Revenge Porn and Upskirting

29 August 2018 - Revenge Porn and Upskirting In a modern society where endless information and imagery is just a click away, the rise of a new wave of problems such as revenge porn is hardly a surprise, writes Aimee Dudley, Trainee Solicitor

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Launch of the Ireland Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defence Association

26 July 2018 - Launch of the Ireland Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defence Association Aoife Corridan was honoured to be included among the initial members of the launch of the Ireland Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association held at Arthur Cox on 23rd July 2018.

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09 July 2018 - Supreme Court to consider appeal of prison litigation case The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from a former prisoner regarding the system of ‘slopping out’ which was prevalent in Irish prisons until recently, writes Rory Staines, Solicitor.

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26 June 2018 - Young people in Custody & Mental Health Luke Staines, Solicitor, considers a recent report into Oberstown Detention Centre

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