Originally founded in 2002, we are Dublin-based general practice specialising in Conveyancing, Landlord and Tenant matters, Probate, Commercial law, Licensing, Litigation, Personal Injuries and general legal advices.
Our practice deals with a considerable number of conveyancing transactions and we act on behalf of vendors, first time buyers, investors, developers and borrowers. We understand that purchasing a new home can be one of the more stressful events in a person’s life and we endeavour to make the entire process as straightforward and pain free as possible. We also act in refinancing transaction where Clients wish to re-mortgage their property. We pride ourselves on our communication skills and will explain every aspect of the transaction while guiding you through the process.
Planning for the future is of the utmost importance and we can help you put in place the necessary measures to ensure your loved ones are looked after in the most tax efficient manner. Ciara Connolly is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has expertise in this particular area. We can prepare Wills varying from the most basic to complex, for example to provide for a discretionary trust for minor children and vulnerable family members. We have dealt with the administration of both small and large Estates, testate and intestate, and have acted on behalf of both Estates and Plaintiffs in litigation where a dispute arises. We strongly encourage all our Clients to execute Enduring Powers of Attorney which provide for a situation where a Client loses capacity and becomes unable to manage their own affairs and can prepare such a document for execution and register the EPA in the Wards of Court Office should the need arise.
We advise many Clients who have had the misfortune of being injured through no fault of their own as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents at work, slips and trips etc. We have extensive experience in obtaining medico-legal reports, applying to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, negotiating settlements, both with and without Counsel, and taking matters to full hearings where necessary.
We represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in District, Circuit and High Court proceedings covering a broad range of issues from small consumer related disputes to defamation cases, specific performance, oppression of minority shareholders, debt collection and bank enforcements.
An area of Law much changed in recent years with the establishment of the Workplace Relations Commission. We have extensive experience and have dealt with numerous employment law matters before the Commission, from drafting and advising on Employment Contacts, to the negotiation and finalisation of severance packages and dealing with issues arising in redundancy.
Landlord + Tenant
We advise both landlords and tenants in relation to residential and commercial tenancies on issues such as drafting Leases and Deeds of Renunciation, Schedules of Dilapidations, rent arrears, change of use, rent reviews, forfeitures and such like. We have represented our Clients’ interests before the Residential Tenancies Board and before Arbitrators in commercial lease matters.
We have considerable experience delivering high value deals for a variety of companies and charities, both domestic and multi-national, and private individuals, including the purchase and sale of property portfolios and negotiating and agreeing the sale of businesses and partnership agreements. We aim to provide the same level of service as the larger law firms but with a personal touch and a direct line to a Partner.
We deal with a number of licensing matters including the annual renewal of Club Licences, Music and Signing Licences and Theatre Licences in the Dublin and Wicklow area.
No matter is too big or too small. If you are concerned about any issue, please let us know and we will do our utmost to assist you.
Notification of authorisation
to practice as a Limited Liability Partnership
We are delighted to inform you that as and from the 19th of December 2022, Mark McParland Solicitors is authorised by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority to operate and is now operating as a Limited Liability Partnership, Mark McParland Solicitors LLP. The firm is a partnership under the Partnership Act 1890 (to the extent that it is not inconsistent with the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015).
The LLP will now be liable for any debt, liability or obligation of the firm. The individual partners in the firm have no personal liability for any debts, liabilities or obligations which are incurred by the firm or any partner or any of its employees, except where there is fraud or dishonesty or a finding of misconduct or a criminal conviction. This does not prevent or restrict the enforcement of any debt,
liability or obligation against the property of the LLP.
If you have any queries in relation to this notice please do not hesitate to contact us.
This notice is issued pursuant to Section 125 (7) of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 and regulation 5 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019.
B.C.L., UCD (1976)
Qualified Solicitor (1977)
Diploma in Commercial Law (2002)
Diploma in Property Tax (2005)
Certificate in Conveyancing and Property Law (2014)
Before founding his own practice, Mark worked in P.J. Walsh & Co. Solicitors – first as an Apprentice in 1973, before graduating from UCD in 1976 and gaining admission to the Roll of Solicitors in 1977. Mark was made a Partner in the firm in 1980 and continued in such role until he founded Mark McParland Solicitors.
Outside of the office, Mark is a husband and father to three adult children, and is kept on his toes by growing number of grandchildren. He was an active member of Charlesland Golf Club since its formation in 1992, where he served on the Committee for five years, three as Honorary Secretary. He is also a life-long rugby fan, playing for 13 seasons at Senior level and was President of Bective Rangers Football Club during the Club’s 125th year.
Mark has also been a representative of the IRFU as a Judicial Officer, where he dealt with disciplinary issues involving professional and amateur rugby players in both domestic and international tournaments, including the Six Nations and both European Rugby Cups. He sat on the infamous “Bloodgate” Appeal and as Chairman or sole Judicial Officer dealing with many international and club professional players and in hearing cases regarding clubs and their obligations under Participation Agreements.
Mark is also a member and Treasurer of Capella Choir, a mixed voice choir which has been performing for over 20 years in Ireland and around Europe.
A legal eagle to the stars?
Mark has spoken to RTÉ 2FM’s Jenny and Nicky on legal matters ranging from changing your name by Deed Poll to your rights should you discover an erroneous lodgement in your bank account.
B.C.L. and French (International), NUI Maynooth (2014)
Qualified Solicitor (2018)
Diploma in Trust and Estate Management (2021)
Diploma in Commercial Property (2022)
After graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law and French in 2014, Ciara started in Mark McParland Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor in 2015. She sat her Law Society of Ireland PPC1 and PPC2 exams before fully qualifying as a Solicitor in 2018. She became a Partner in the firm in 2022 after over 7 years of loyal service.
She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2021 and is an accredited Trust and Estate Practitioner.
Outside of the office, Ciara is a foodie who loves experimenting with recipes at home and finding new restaurants to visit with family and friends.
”Our practice provides a quality legal service with an unrivalled attention to detail. We are committed to our clients and our dedication to the job delivers trust, security and a history of success. We bring the most up-to-date legal direction to our loyal clients, colleagues and friends.Mark McParlandPartner
We look after our new and first-time Clients with the same level of care and commitment as we do our existing, long-standing commercial and private client-base. Our business is based on experience gain over 45 years in practice. Our practice depends on repeat business and recommendations from our loyal Client base. Our objective is to have our Clients leave our office with a smile on their face and the feeling they were looked after to the best of our ability with nothing left undone. If you have a legal question or concern, feel free to get in touch.
17 Priory Office Park, Stillorgan Rd, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 K6F9
(01) 668 8588