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Welcome to Nolan Farrell & Goff, Solicitors, Waterford, one of the leading provincial law firms in Ireland.

Our firm has extensive experience and a wide range of expertise in all areas of law. Nolan Farrell & Goff acts as legal advisors to a broad mix of private and commercial clients as well as a number of public bodies in Waterford, the South East and Nationally.

Nolan Farrell & Goff aim to deliver a fast, efficient and cost effective service, to meet our client’s needs. We provide a wide range of services to our clients.

SERVICES

Donal J. O’Connell

Partner

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Donal is the Managing Partner at Nolan Farrell & Goff and has been with the firm since its foundation. He became a partner in 1978. Donal acts for private clients, commercial entities, public bodies and insurance companies. He is a Notary Public. While Donal works as a general practitioner and has amassed a wealth of knowledge in all areas of law over the years, his main areas of work are:

  • Litigation in the Superior Courts – Plaintiff and Defendant
  • Personal Injury cases – Plaintiff and Defendant
  • Public liability and employer liability cases
  • Medical Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law & Planning
  • Arbitration and Mediation

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law – University College Dublin 1972. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1974. Qualified Mediator and Arbitrator. Notary Public.

Email: DOConnell@nfg.ie

 

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Myles F. O’Connor

Partner

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Myles joined the firm as an Assistant Solicitor in 1978, and became a partner in Nolan Farrell & Goff, Waterford in 1991. He represents commercial and private clients and many public bodies and is an extremely experienced property lawyer. His main areas of practice are:

  • Commercial property transactions for businesses, individuals, large corporations and public bodies
  • Commercial Leases
  • Residential property – Buying and Selling houses, apartments & sites
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Farm sales & transfers
  • Company law and sale and purchase of companies and businesses
  • Probate law – Wills and Estate planning
  • Tax law especially inheritance tax and VAT issues arising on property transactions

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law University College Cork 1980. LLM (Master of Laws) – University College Cork 1981. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in.

  Email: MOConnor@nfg.ie

 

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Gerard O’Herlihy

Partner

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Gerard joined the firm as Assistant Solicitor in 1984, and has been a partner since 1991. Gerard is a general practitioner acting for a wide variety of clients ranging from private individuals to the large corporations and government agencies. However Gerard has particular expertise in the following areas of law:

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation in all Courts
  • Personal Injuries, Plaintiff and Defence work
  • Local Authority Law
  • Health Services, Child and Family Law
  • Residential and Commercial and Property

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) – University College Cork 1980. Batchelor of Laws (LLB) – University College Cork 1981. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1984.

 
Email: GOHerlihy@nfg.ie

 

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John P. Goff

Partner

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John joined the firm as an Assistant Solicitor in 1989, and became a partner in 2000. John is the County Coroner for Waterford. His work as a solicitor covers most areas of law. He has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Commercial and Residential Property transactions
  • Company Law and Corporate Compliance
  • Employment Law for employers and employees
  • General Litigation in all courts
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Personal Injury cases

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law – University College Dublin 1986. Master of Commercial Law – University of Bristol 1989. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1989.

 
Email: JGoff@nfg.ie

 

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Graham Farrell

Partner

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Graham joined the firm in 1995 having previously been apprenticed in Dublin. He qualified in 1996 and worked as a Solicitor until 2004 when he became a partner. He acts for many large public bodies, including the Health Service Executive, and he also represents a wide variety of private individuals and commercial clients. He both prosecutes and defends cases in all courts. Graham mainly deals in litigation and court work, and has specific expertise in these areas:

  • Child Protection and Health Law
  • General Litigation
  • Pensions Law
  • Education Law
  • Family Law
  • Residential and Commercial Property

 

Education:

Bachelor of Business Studies – Trinity College Dublin 1991. Masters of Arts – Trinity College Dublin 1991. Certificate in Legal Studies – Rathmines College of Further Education 1992. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1996.

 
Email: GFarrell@nfg.ie

 

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Iain R. Farrell

Consultant Solicitor

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Iain became apprenticed to his father, Riocard J Farrell in 1957. His father had set up his own Solicitors practice at George’s Street, Waterford in 1920. Iain and his father formed a partnership in 1966 and they called their firm “Farrell and Farrell”. They were joined in later years by our current managing partner Donal O’ Connell and the late Jim Mulhearn. They subsequently amalgamated with another Waterford firm, George A. Nolan & Co, Solicitors and formed the large firm of Nolan Farrell & Goff that we have today.

Iain has represented a wide variety of private and commercial clients and various public bodies over his long career. Most notably he has been the City Law Advisor to Waterford City Council since 1984 and for many years he was the Law Agent for the Port of Waterford. He has a great wealth of experience and expertise in the following areas of law:

 

  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Local Government Law
  • Maritime Law
  • General Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wills & Estate planning
  • Probate

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) – University College Dublin 1959. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University College Dublin 1960. Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1961.

 
Email: CGrant@nfg.ie

 

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Valerie Farrell

Solicitor

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Valerie joined the firm in 2006 as a Solicitor having trained in Dublin and Waterford and qualifying in 1997. Valerie has amassed a wide range of experience in all areas of litigation, and acts for large corporations and individuals, both as a prosecutor and a defence lawyer in all courts and with specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Local Government
  • Child Law
  • Family Law
  • Environmental Health law
  • Environmental, Planning and Development

 

Education:

Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies – University College Dublin 2001. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2001.

  Email: VFarrell@nfg.ie

 

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Gillian Ormonde

Solicitor

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Gillian joined Nolan Farrell & Goff in 2004 as an Apprentice Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. She has great experience in Property Law acting for developers and individuals in Waterford and beyond. She has specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Commercial Leases
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Gift & Inheritance Tax

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law – University College Dublin 1999. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2006. Law Society of Ireland – Diploma in Property Tax 2005.

 
Email: gormonde@nfg.ie

 

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Sarah Power

Solicitor

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Sarah joined Nolan Farrell & Goff in 2007 having previously been apprenticed in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, where she continued to work for a number of years after qualification, in general practice gaining experience in most areas of law. Sarah has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Land disputes
  • Family Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental, Planning and Development law
  • Child Protection
  • Environmental Health
  • Residential Property

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law – University College Cork 2000. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2005.

 
Email: SPower@nfg.ie

 

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Brid Cahill

Solicitor

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Brid joined Nolan Farrell & Goff as a Legal Executive in 2002. She subsequently trained as a Solicitor in the firm and qualified in 2009. Brid has a broad range of experience in many areas of law, specifically the following:

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Childcare Law
  • Personal Injury law – defence and plaintiff
  • Employer Liability Law
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial and Residential Property
  • Probate and Wills

 

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Legal and Business Studies – Waterford Institute of Technology 2002. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2009.

 
Email: BCahill@nfg.ie

 

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Jill Cunningham

Solicitor

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Jill joined Nolan Farrell & Goff as a Solicitor in 2007, having previously been apprenticed in Waterford. Jill has a number of years experience in all areas of general practice. Jill currently practices with a specific emphasis on the following:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Local Authority Prosecutions in Waterford City
  • Planning & Development and Environmental Law
  • Road Traffic Law
  • Child Protection Law
  • Family Law
  • Pensions
  • Criminal Law
  • Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
  • Employment Law

 

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law – University College Cork 2001. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2007.

 
Email: JCunningham@nfg.ie

 

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Rosie O’Flynn

Solicitor

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Rosie joined Nolan Farrell & Goff as a Solicitor in 2011 having worked previously in general practice in Waterford for several years. Rosie has many years of experience dealing with a variety of clients in all areas of law and has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Child Law
  • Debt recovery
  • Licensing
  • Residential and Commercial Property
  • Wills and Probate

 

Education:

National Certificate in Legal Studies and Diploma in Legal Studies – Waterford Institute of Technology 1986. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1995.

 
Email: RosieO@nfg.ie

 

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Sheila O’Byrne

Legal Executive

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Sheila joined Nolan Farrell and Goff in 1972 as a Legal Secretary and subsequently qualified as a Legal Executive, having gained a vast amount of experience in all types of law. She has particular expertise in all areas of litigation for private individuals, insurance companies and public bodies.

 

Education:

Member of Irish Institute of Legal Executives since 1993. Fellow of Irish Institute of Legal Executives – 1998 to date.

 
Email: SOByrne@nfg.ie

 

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Mary Drohan

Legal Executive

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Mary joined Nolan Farrell & Goff in 1982 as a legal executive. Over the years Mary has gained great expertise in all areas of court work including local government prosecutions, general litigation, personal injury defence, public liability, environmental health, mental health, employer’s liability, licensing law and medical negligence.

 

Education:

Diploma in Legal Studies – Waterford Institute of Technology – 1982. Fellow of Irish Institute of Legal Executives – 1984 to date.

  Email: MDrohan@nfg.ie

 

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Commercial Property and Leases

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For a long number of years, we have dealt extensively with commercial property transactions – acting for Banks, property developers and small businesses.

Our aim is to provide a full and rounded service to our commercial clients. Our Solicitors dealing in this area are very “commercially-minded”, and at the same time fully capable of dealing with all the legal and technical issues that arise with a commercial property.

We deal extensively with commercial leases, and are fully experienced in negotiations on behalf of both Landlords and of Tenants.

Our service is designed to facilitate and progress the transaction. Whereas the priority will be to identify and address important legal issues, at the same time we understand the importance of avoiding unnecessary deadlock and of providing assistance to work around issues that could “break the deal”.

We are fully conversant with the complex VAT issues that arise on commercial property transactions, and as necessary we will advise and liaise with the client’s Accountant.

 

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Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Our team of solicitors has developed expertise in the area of commercial litigation and dispute resolution including contract disputes, regulatory enforcement and corporate liability. We have successfully represented enumerative commercial clients in high profile local and national cases in the civil and commercial courts.

We are experienced in all Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, especially Mediation and Arbitration and have experienced and qualified mediators and arbitrators on our team.

 

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Commercial Transactions, Company and Employment Law

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Nolan Farrell & Goff provides a wide range of services for corporate clients and individual business clients. We are very aware of the particular demands that accompany business transactions of any type, and our aim is always to listen carefully and engage fully with the client, and to progress the matter in the very best interest of the client.

We are regularly involved with the sale and acquisition of companies, and the preparation of Share Purchase Agreements and Asset Purchase Agreements. Our services extend to the preparation of general commercial Contracts and advice in relation to Purchase Agreements and business asset acquisitions. This includes all aspects of negotiations and of necessary due diligence.

The team at Nolan Farrell & Goff deal with a wide range of other commercial issues, company law, regulation and compliance. We are also experienced in the area of Insolvency and Receivership; acting for receivers, liquidators, private individuals and corporate entities and dealing with a wide range of complex legal issues that arise in such circumstances.

We have extensive expertise in all aspects of employment law on behalf of both employers and employees. We deal with contracts of employment, HR policies, redundancies, industrial relations issues and employer liability. We represent a wide range of clients in internal disciplinary proceedings and hearings at the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Court, Equality Tribunal and the Civil Courts. Furthermore we deal with employment issues that arise on the transfer of businesses.

 

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Environmental and Planning and Development

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We have kept ahead of the developments in Environmental, Planning and Development Law and Regulation, having advised many commercial entities, public bodies and private individuals in all areas of contentious and non-contentious environmental work.

Our experience ranges from waste management issues, third party liability, licensing, environmental prosecutions and enforcements. We also have expertise and experience in advising on Planning and Development issues arising on various residential, commercial and industrial property transactions.

 

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Public Bodies and Regulation

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Our solicitors act for a number of public bodies in prosecuting cases of a regulatory nature. We have prosecuted cases for Waterford City Council for decades, keeping abreast of the constant changes in legislation and regulation. We have also advised in the defence of such cases in other regions. Our experience assists us in advising our clients on compliance with the relevant legislative and regulatory obligations they may have, in all areas of private and commercial law.

We also represent the Health Service Executive in a broad range of areas where they require legal advice and representation. Other public body clients include the Pensions Ombudsman, the Department of Education, The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland, WIT and The State Claims agency. We also defend cases of all types of regulatory cases and our broad experience in prosecution assists us to give very balanced and informed advice to our clients.

 

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Residential Property

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Nolan Farrell & Goff Solicitors offer a cost effective and rounded service for all types of residential property purchases, sales and lettings, not only in Waterford City and County but in all areas of the South East and Nationwide.

At the outset, we make it clear to our client what fees and payments will arise, as we understand the importance of budget for an individual client.

We explain in detail what work we do, and what issues need to be addressed. Our aim is to avoid surprises for our client in a residential transaction, and to identify at the outset what is likely to arise, and what needs to be done, when it needs to happen. We fully understand the importance of communication with our clients.

 

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Wills, Probate and Tax/h5>

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Our legal practice at Nolan Farrell & Goff provides a comprehensive and cost efficient service for people making Wills. We have considerable expertise in this area, and can advise on all aspects of making a Will. We have specialists in the area of tax and offer detailed advice with regard to Estate tax planning.

Nolan Farrell & Goff has a very extensive Probate practice, and we are streamlined to deliver an efficient and cost effective service. We understand the importance of communicating with our clients, and most particularly in circumstances where they have been bereaved. We progress the work as efficiently as possible and we inform clients where delays can be expected. We will provide detailed advice in relation to Capital Acquisitions Tax (Inheritance Tax), and we deal with all necessary tax returns.

The Coroner for Waterford City and County, John Goff is a partner in the firm and he carries out inquests at the request of An Garda Siochana/the Health Service Executive. This work gives us great insight and experience in to this specialised area.

 

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Family, Childcare, Mental Health and Disability

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Nolan Farrell & Goff offer a wide range of services to individual clients who need legal advice/ representation in relation to their family situations. We have expertise in mediation, separation agreements, judicial separation, divorce and guardianship and access issues. We use non-contentious and cost effective methods such as mediation and negotiation while having the skill to process cases through the courts effectively where necessary.

We have extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of child protection, mental health and disability law. We aim to resolve difficulties as quickly and cost effectively as possible in the best interests of our clients and their families, while understanding the importance of good communication and sensitivity in such difficult times for our clients.

 

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Private Client Litigation and Court Work

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We have a very strong team of Solicitors who attend court and deal with all types of cases in the District Courts, Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court. We strive to do so in a timely, cost effective manner keeping the clients wishes and instructions at the centre of all court actions.

We have a well established practice in civil litigation, including licensing, personal injury, property disputes, contract disputes, road traffic and criminal defence, medical negligence and public liability. We have successfully represented enumerative clients in high profile local and national cases in the civil courts.

We act for individuals and hospitals, doctors and unions in the area of specialist area of medical negligence litigation. Through our diverse work we have amassed a broad range of knowledge to assist in our efficient and sensitive approach to the cases we handle for all our clients.

 

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Eoin O’Herlihy

Solicitor

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Eoin qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 having joined the firm as an apprentice in 2012. Eoin is a general practitioner acting for a wide variety of clients ranging from private individuals to the large corporations and government agencies. However Eoin has particular expertise in the following areas of law:

  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Probate
  • Personal Injuries Litigation
  • District Court Practice

 

Education:

Bachelor of Law University College Cork 2008. Masters in Law University College Cork 2009. Law Society of Ireland Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in May 2014.

 
Email: EOHerlihy@nfg.ie

 

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David O’Connor

Solicitor

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David joined the firm as a Solicitor in 2014 having worked in Dublin for 5 years working in commercial and property law after qualifying. He represents commercial and private clients and is an experienced property lawyer. His main areas of practice are:

  • Commercial property transactions for businesses, individuals, banks, large corporations and public bodies
  • Commercial Leases
  • Residential property – Buying and Selling houses, apartments & sites
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Probate Law – Wills and Estate Planning
  • Corporate Law – sale and purchase of companies and businesses
  • Commercial Contracts

 

Education:

Bachelor in Laws (LL.B.) Trinity College Dublin 2005. Law Society of Ireland – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2009. Law Society of England and Wales – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2009. Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute 2010. Law Society Diploma in Finance Law 2011.

 
Email: Doconnor@nfg.ie

 

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Maeve O’Connor

Solicitor

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Maeve joined the firm as a Solicitor in 2014 having worked in practices in Cork and Clonmel since qualifying in 2010. Maeve has practised in various areas of law with particular emphasis on Property, Probate, Personal Injuries and Employment. She represents commercial and private clients and currently specialises in the following areas:

  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Landlord & Tenant Law
  • Wills & Probate
  • Succession and Estate planning

 

Education:

BA (Law and French) (University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Universite de Rennes). Higher Diploma in Business and Financial Information Systems (University College a Cork). Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland. Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising).

 
Email: MPOConnor@nfg.ie

 

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Daniel O’Connell

Solicitor

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Daniel joined the firm in 2013 and has a broad client base which includes private and corporate clients. He is a general practitioner with a particular emphasis on the following areas of law:

  • Personal Injuries Litigation – Plaintiff and Defendant
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Employment Law
  • Wills & Probate

 

Education:

Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) University of Limerick 2009. Law Society of Ireland Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2015.

Email: dtoconnell@nfg.ie

 

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