Welcome to English Leahy Solicitors.
Always striving to improve the service to our clients.

Together we can do it


Having to see a solicitor can be a daunting experience, so we at English Leahy will always try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Our solicitors and staff are more than willing to help you. Whether you are asking about buying or selling a house, thinking about making a Will or need assistance with litigation or a Court appearance we will handle your query with absolute confidentiality and sensitivity.


English Leahy prides itself on its quality management system and we have been awarded the NQA (National Quality Assurance) accreditation. We implement the ISO 9001:2008 standards on a continual basis. Eligilibility to retain the accreditation requires that we adhere to those standards in our day to day operations, undergo a programme of annual review and complete a three yearly re-certification audit. English Leahy has retained the NQA accreditation since it was first awarded in 1998 and the most recent certification issued in July 2016.


At English Leahy we have a proven track record with providing the utmost commitment to our clients. Our clients expect and deserve the best. We achieve this in two way - first of all through the quality of the service we give our clients and, secondly, through how we deliver that service If you entrust your legal affairs to us we will give you nothing but our best.

Practice Areasour areas of Expertise

Business / Commercial Law

At English Leahy we can assist you in the following areas:-

  • All property transactions (purchase / sale) for private and commercial clients
  • Mortgages / re-mortgages
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Licensing
  • Company formation
  • Shareholders Agreements and Share Option Schemes
  • Employment Contracts


We provide a comprehensive litigation service and deal with the following areas:-

  • Road Traffic Accidents/Accidents at work
  • Slip and fall accidents *
  • Medical negligence *
  • Compensation
  • Debt Collection
  • Enforcement of Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • District Court Summons
  • Drink Driving
  • Criminal Law

Property Law


  • We deal with all property transactions. We have vast experience of dealing with residential and business property transactions for a wide variety of clients. We have a proven track record in handling domestic, commercial and industrial conveyancing of all types of property including private dwellinghouses, apartments, farms, nursing homes, hotels, public houses, restaurants, office units and factories. We deal with private and corporate clients.

Family Law

We provide representation in relation to all elements of Family Law. We endeavour to assist you to ensure that the best possible outcome is obtained in a confidential and sensitive manner. We deal with the following areas:-

  • District Court Applications
  • Divorce
  • Medical negligence *
  • Judicial Separation
  • Separation Agreements

Debt Collection

One of the greatest challenges faced by business is debt management. Maintaining cash flow is an ongoing task for commercial viability and growth. Legal debt recovery is an essential aspect of the long-term success.

  • We are experienced when dealing with businesses of all sizes, and regularly provide efficient debt recovery services to clients. Our team of experienced solicitors will take the time to understand your business, and will subsequently advise you on the method of debt recovery we feel is most appropriate for your situation. We provide all our business clients with a single point of contact with whom they are able to discuss the progress of their case whenever they feel necessary.

Court Representations


  • At English Leahy we are more than capable of representing you in a court room. Court appearances can be a stressful affair at the best of times, but with our expert guidance, experience and knowledge we will make this as easy on you as possible.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

We're a team that adore what we do

  • Team Member

    Philip English

    Philip English qualified as a solicitor in 1983.He has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to personal injury claims, family law, employment law, debt collection, criminal law and all Court matters.

    Team Member

    Bill Leahy

    Bill Leahy qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and deals with all aspect of property, conveyancing and probate/administration transactions.

    Team Member

    Colin Morrissey

    Colin Morrissey studied in University College Cork from 1998-2003 and qualified with an honours degree in Finance and a Masters in E-commerce. He then worked with Goodbody Stockbrokers in Dublin from 2004 to 2006 as a commercial consultant.In 2007 he joined the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2009. He specialises in all types of litigation including criminal, civil, family, employment and debt collection.

  • Team Member

    Fearghal Holmes

    Fearghal has been with English Leahy since 2002 and specialises in probate, conveyancing and property transactions.

    Team Member

    Yvonne Heffernan

    Yvonne has been with English Leahy since 2003 and deals with personal injury claims, family law, employment law and debt collection. Yvonne is a member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives.

    Team Member

    Gretta McCarthy

    Gretta has been employed by English Leahy since 2004 and is responsible for bookkeeping and financial control within the firm.

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