At James McSweeney Solicitors, we believe that everyone should have a will, whether you own an asset, such as a house, have a business, or even if you have none of these but have money in a bank account.
We also recommend that you should have an Enduring Power of Attorney as with increasing life expectancy, there is a growing need to have this arrangement in the event of mental incapacity arising.
Now, more than ever, it is important to have the disposal of your assets after you pass away, set up in a concise and clear manner in order to avoid unnecessary stress on your family at a difficult time.
James McSweeney Solicitors have extensive experience in the probate process, working with the Executors and Administrators of a loved one’s Will in a professional and compassionate manner, also ensuring that the process is timely and cost effective.
What Our Clients Say
To James, Emma and all at James McSweeney Solicitors, thank you all so much for helping me throughout a very difficult time and for getting such an excellent result.
James McSweeney Solicitors has been offering telephone/email pro bono legal advice to clients of the London Irish Centre Charity (LICC) since spring 2016. This has been an invaluable adjunct to LICC’s own social welfare advice service, and has enabled clients, many of whom are on a low income, to access short-intervention, free advice and also information about other agencies that can assist them. McSweeney’s work dovetails with that provided by a parallel UK law pro bono advice resource used by LICC, which is of particular value in helping clients navigate their way through property and probate issues that cross the UK and Irish jurisdictions.
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I wish to nominate James McSweeney for the Law Firm of the Year Award.
James McSweeney solicitors are true specialists in all areas of litigation. Their ultra professional approach takes the stress away from the client at a difficult time in their lives and ensures that no stone is left unturned in dealing with a case until completion.. From the outset James McSweeney make crystal clear to the client the scale of professional fees and the likely length of the process while forming an intimate and supportive role at all times. James McSweeney solicitors renewed my faith in the legal system and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a requirement for their services. There are Law Firms and Specialists and I consider James McSweeney solicitors be be a true Specialist Law Firm.
James McSweeney has a special interest in Medical and Clinical Negligence* claims. Prior to setting up his own practice in 2007, James managed one of Ireland’s leading specialist Medical Negligence* and Personal Injury* firms. He has experience in all Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court, including the Supreme Court case of Roche –v- Roche. This is, arguably, the most important legal case in the history of the Irish State. In his Judgement, the Chief Justice noted that the issues raised were… “profound and complex on novel aspects of birth, the right to life and reproductive rights”. This is the case that finally decided the status of the unborn in Irish Law.
James has been at the cutting edge of developing innovative and quicker ways of winning cases for victims of medical accidents. The systems he has developed enable his Clients to prosecute their cases with confidence.
Emma Meagher, from Boherlahan, Co Tipperary, has been appointed as Partner heading up the Women’s Medical Negligence Unit at James McSweeney Solicitors. Emma joined James McSweeney Solicitors in 2008. She quickly established herself as an invaluable member of the Team and is now recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Medical Negligence Solicitors.
Throughout her early years in the legal business, Emma developed and refined her keen interest in helping women who have suffered as a result of negligence during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a result, in 2015, Emma established a unique, mother-focused, legal advice unit and has built a support team with a wealth of interest and experience specialising in obstetrics and the Law.
Emma brings a professional and empathic approach to her work. She has regularly featured in various national publications and is consulted widely by media contributors on Medical Negligence Law.
A mother of two young boys, away from work Emma can be found most Saturday mornings watching football training at Wicklow Rovers and likes to spend afternoons with her family exploring the Wicklow countryside and beaches. She balances her busy work life with a love of cooking, literature, art and horse racing, especially flat racing.
Happy to give something back to the Community she finds the time to volunteer with the Free Legal Aid Board and also offers free legal advice to the London Irish Centre, Camden.
Emma Meagher is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Irish Women’s Lawyers Association and the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland.
Roberta Cloherty graduated from NUI Galway in 2007 and joined James McSweeney Solicitors in 2013 after training in a well renowned and respected firm in Galway. Roberta specialises in all areas of Residential Property Law and Conveyancing to include selling, buying and re-mortgaging residential and commercial property, as well as Landlord and Tenant issues. She has considerable experience in dealing with a wide range of complex and complicated Commercial and Residential Conveyancing transactions.
Roberta also specialises Wills and administration of Estates.
Adrina is a Legal Executive and joined our firm in 2008. She is a full member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (M.I.I.L.Ex). Adrina works closely with Emma Meagher Solicitor and deals exclusively in the areas of Medical Negligence* and Personal Injury* litigation.
Adrina deals specifically with the ruling process of minor Plaintiff claims and also liaises closely with clients and experts, preparing cases for trial and also settlement discussion.