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

 

Whatever the situation, we will achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

 

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.

 

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

Geraldine Wycherley

Geraldine Wycherley
Solicitor

Luke Staines

Luke Staines
Solicitor

Rory Staines

Rory Staines
Solicitor

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes
Trials Manager

Danielle O'Sullivan

Danielle O'Sullivan
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 February 2018 - BLOG: Should rehabilitation be taken into account in sentencing sex offenders? Ciara Hallinan, Solicitor, considers a recent Court of Appeal judgment on incentivising rehabilitation.

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Submission made by Michael J Staines & Company to the Commission on the Future of Policing

12 February 2018 - Submission made by Michael J Staines & Company to the Commission on the Future of Policing The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was established by the Government in May 2017 and is due to report in September 2018.

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06 February 2018 - Search of homes and properties by An Garda Siochana - what next? 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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05 February 2018 - BLOG: Brexit and Extradition to the United Kingdom from Ireland The Supreme Court has declined to extradite a man to the United Kingdom due to concerns regarding Brexit, writes Geraldine Wycherley, Solicitor.

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UPDATE - Fixed Charged Penalty Notices

31 January 2018 - UPDATE - Fixed Charged Penalty Notices Some important changes to the way that Fixed Charge Penalty Notice (FCPN) offences are dealt with was brought into effect by section 27 of the Road Traffic Act, 2016.

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Summer Internship Programme 2018

30 January 2018 - Summer Internship Programme 2018 This programme is an opportunity for aspiring criminal lawyers to gain practical experience at Ireland's award winning criminal defence team.

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Luke Staines entered on the Roll of Solicitors

05 January 2018 - Luke Staines entered on the Roll of Solicitors A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he will join our team of experienced advocates in representing our clients at the various courts in Dublin and beyond.

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Ciara Hallinan, Solicitor writes in the Law Society Gazette November 2017

01 November 2017 - Ciara Hallinan, Solicitor writes in the Law Society Gazette November 2017 A recent Supreme Court decision means that it is not necessary to establish mens rea in a prosecution for careless driving causing death or serious bodily harm.

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25 August 2017 - Leave granted by the High Court to challenge case for Michael Staines & Co Client The High Court has today granted leave to Michael J Staines & Co on behalf of one of their clients to challenge the refusal by the Irish Prison Service to grant enhanced remission. This is the second case of this kind we have brought this week.

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Rory Staines joins Michael J. Staines & Company

10 July 2017 - Rory Staines joins Michael J. Staines & Company Experienced advocate, Rory Staines has joined the award winning criminal defence team in Michael J Staines & Company Solicitors.

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Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2017

12 May 2017 - Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2017 Michael J Staines & Company awarded Criminal Law Firm of the Year 2017 for the third time in six years at the prestigious Irish Law Awards

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08 May 2017 - UPDATE - Fixed Charge Notice Controversy We have been contacted by a number of clients who have received correspondence from Assistant Commissioner Michael A. Finn of An Garda Siochana in relation to their conviction for a fixed charge offence.

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Double Nomination at the Irish Law Awards 2017

05 April 2017 - Double Nomination at the Irish Law Awards 2017 The firm has been shortlisted every year since the inception of the prestigious Law Awards and is nominated again this year for Criminal Law Team of the Year and Litigation Team/Case of the Year

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Issues discovered with Fixed Charge Notices and road side breath tests

23 March 2017 - Issues discovered with Fixed Charge Notices and road side breath tests Reports indicate almost 15,000 motorists wrongly convicted.

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Geraldine Wycherley joins the team at Michael J Staines Solicitors

13 March 2017 - Geraldine Wycherley joins the team at Michael J Staines Solicitors Michael J Staines & Company are delighted to welcome Geraldine Wycherley to our award winning team of criminal defence experts.

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Michael J Staines & Company Case: Drink Driving

02 March 2017 - Michael J Staines & Company Case: Drink Driving Five judges of the Supreme Court today heard an appeal in the case of the Michael J Staines & Co client arising from our challenge to the drink driving law.

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