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Michael J. Staines & Company Solicitors was founded in 1985 and is celebrating its thirty third 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

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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15 June 2018 - A rise in sextortion claims This update considers the increase in 'sextortion' claims in the ever expanding sphere of cybercrime in this update.

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Proceed with caution!

11 June 2018 - Proceed with caution! Rory Staines, Solicitor considers the extent of the Adult Cautioning Scheme in this latest update.

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Making Sense of Sentencing

28 May 2018 - Making Sense of Sentencing Anarine McAllister, Solicitor examines plans to introduce sentencing guidelines as part of the proposed Judicial Council

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Double Nomination at the Irish Law Awards

22 April 2018 - Double Nomination at the Irish Law Awards Michael J Staines & Company are delighted with our nominations for Criminal Law Firm of the Year and Dublin Solicitor of the Year at the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2018.

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Is Ireland perceived to be more corrupt than many of its neighbours and EU-counterparts?

26 March 2018 - Is Ireland perceived to be more corrupt than many of its neighbours and EU-counterparts? This update considers the recent index released by Transparency International which ranked Ireland 19th out of 183 states.

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