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Our innovative and responsive approach coupled with over thirty six years operating as a Firm within the industry make us leaders in our field.

We are a full service legal practice that delivers high quality, practical, cost effective solutions to business and individuals.

We always aim to meet our clients’ needs in an effective, approachable and professional manner.

At Cahir & Co., we believe that providing professional, cost effective legal help is only part of the service. We understand that many situations also require sensitivity and care to make the entire experience as bearable as possible for our clients. Our structured approach allows us to address legal issues and disputes promptly and effectively while helping to reduce the overall costs and disruption involved.

We work with clients in the private and commercial markets and offer abroad range of legal services. Whatever legal advice you need, our open and approachable solicitors are there to provide straight forward advice. Our approach delivers quicker and simply more valuable relationships.

We are proud of our history and yet our focus is squarely on the challenges and opportunities of the future.

At Cahir & Co., we believe that providing professional, cost effective legal help is only part of the service.

We understand that many situations also require sensitivity and care. We aim to deliver a personal service to our clients.

Sharon Cahir

An accomplished and seasoned legal practitioner, Sharon Cahir has focused in the area of Senior Law , Retirement and Wills Estates and  Probate; As an experienced solicitor in Deceased Estates Litigation; Contesting Wills and Capacity Applications sharon is invited to speak on her area of expertise and for guidance by Family Carers Ireland, Irish Hospice Foundation, Probus Retirement Groups nationwide.

Trusted and respected, Sharon is highly regarded for her professionalism, preparedness, and most especially for her human touch. Cahir Solicitors is a Family business and Sharon’s focus is on supporting and protecting families particularly seniors post retirement and in their elder years when planning ahead for succession, accessing the nursing home support scheme and cognitive capacity Issues are in focus .

A natural communicator , facilitator , mediator and educator, Sharon is skilled in eliciting the details of a case, while ensuring her client is au fait with the legal process, each and every step of the way. As the managing Partner of Cahir and Co for over 2 Decades Sharon has overseen the law firm of Cahir and Co and its team being recognised for their professional service and client centric approach to administrating Law and supporting clients needs.

The guiding principle of placing the person first is not only her mantra, it is also integral to the continued success of the long established family practice, Cahir and Company and it’s client focused team of solicitors and administrators.  Sharon is a continuous learner and a broad and continuing set of qualifications in Law, Management , Values based Leadership and Coaching supports Sharon in attaining successful outcomes for her clients.

Sharon believes in volunteerism has held leading business and community posts such as  Past President of the Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the Clare Law Association . Sharon is passionate about the future of the law business and supporting young professionals as a professional practice coach and is a lead Mentor on the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland Women in Leadership Programme .

William Cahir

William obtained a Law Degree in Trinity College and completed his apprenticeship in one of Dublin’s top ten legal firms. He gained extensive experience in the banking and commercial fields. This was further followed up by a term working in a high profile litigation practice where he gained experience in contentious Litigation property, personal injury and private client commercial and business  conflicts before returning to become a partner in Cahir & Co., Solicitors. William acts for leading publicans and hoteliers where licencing has become an area of expertise .

William holds Incorporated Law Society of Ireland professional diplomas in Property Law , Corporate Law and Governance and is currently participating on the Diploma in Family Law

In 2008 he was appointed as a Notary Public, commissioned for life and he has served as Past president of Ennis Chamber of Commerce and Clare Law Association .

Avril Collentine

A native of Mullingar, Avril  joined Cahir Solicitors LLP  in September 2016 and is a seasoned solicitor specialising in the area of Property and Agricultural law

Before relocating to County Clare Avril trained and qualified in a busy Midlands practice specialising in Conveyancing, Probate and Litigation.

As a student Avril attended NUI Galway graduating with Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2014.

Avril has become the go to solicitor for Property and Agricultural transactions including Farm succession planning and transfers. First time buyers are drawn to Avril for Residential Conveyancing Purchases, Mortgages and Transfers for self builds as are overseas buyers  and sellers as Avril gives a very personalised service.

She married a busy Clare Farmer and having moved west to start her family in Clare Avril appreciates the opportunities young farmers have in growing their agricultural land holdings and understand succession with a family farm . For years now working with Farmers and their needs Avril  also understands first hand the many challenges facing Farmers in Rural Ireland . Avril continues to grow her knowledge and specialism in Farming and Agriculture Law and earlier this year she completed the Law Society Certificate in Agri-business and Food Law. If you are a Farmer and Landowner Avril has all the up to date knowledge in  Voluntary Farm Transfers, Farm Partnerships, Wills for families with agricultural holdings&  Rights of Way and she answers Q and A  for the Clare community where she contributes regularly on Clare FM Morning Focus.

More recently Avril shared her specialist knowledge and good humour in a presentation on agricultural Law and Succession In Ennistymon .

Outside work Avril is a devoted mother to two beautiful and active young children and in her spare time ( which Avril is at pains to note is limited with work and a busy young family! ) likes to Travel, embrace the sea air along the Wild Atlantic Way and attend live music events.

Joanne Mitchell

Joanne joined Cahir & Company Solicitors in 2022.  Prior to joining, Joanne worked as a solicitor for over 14 years in private practice in Galway and is experienced in all areas of general practice with her main areas of practice being Probate, Property Law and Family Law.  She specialises in the area of Probate and Administration of Estates to include the preparation of Wills, tax planning and any contentious probate matters.

Joanne studied law at the National University of Ireland, Galway before being admitted to the roll of solicitors in Ireland in 2008.  She is also admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.

Caroline Doherty

Caroline is a key member of the  Cahir & Company litigation team . Caroline joined the firm of Cahir solicitors in 2023 after gaining extensive  post qualification experience in Personal Injury Law and Injuries Boards claims process. Caroline’s focus is on delivering successful outcomes to private clients in the area of Family Law , contentious Litigation and Debt Collection. Caroline  studied law at N.U.I. Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.), followed by a Postgraduate  Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) and Masters of Law in Public Policy (L.L.M.). where  following a period of study at the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland  admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2020 . Caroline is committed to providing client focused results-driven support and advice to ensure the best outcome for her clients.

Liam Cahir

Liam Cahir founded the firm of Cahir & Co. in 1976 and practised continually as a Solicitor for over forty years advising both businesses and individuals in relation to a large variety of legal matters. He was a former President of Ennis Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, Clare Law Association and a number of other voluntary organisations.