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Padraic brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising his clients in all matters concerning litigation. A highly successful and vastly experienced litigation solicitor Padraic is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Padraic qualified as a Solicitor on 1984 and founded Ferrys LLP in 1989.

Originally from Galway, Padraic graduated and trained there. Padraic is based in our City Centre Branch at Ormond Quay.

Padraic advises clients both on the plaintiff and defendant side and over the years Padraic has built up an impressive and justified reputation of being a highly successful and innovative litigator, getting the very best possible results for his clients. Padraic has been involved in many successful high profile cases and he continues in his drive to represent his client’s interests to the very best of his ability in his pursuit of justice.

You can contact Padraic in our Ormond Quay office at 01 6779408 and by email at

Deborah Crowley is a highly experienced solicitor and CEDR trained mediator. She exhibits a profound understanding of the law and offers efficient and straightforward solutions to complex issues.

She joined Ferry Solicitors LLP in 1989 having graduated and trained in Galway. She is a  partner in charge of the Rialto branch, South Circular Road. 

Deborah advises exclusively on private client matters including probate, licenses, and commercial leases. Outside of work, Deborah has a keen interest in photography and the Arts.

Barry O’Donoghue specialises in litigation, employment law, family law, probate, and criminal defence. With a meticulous attention to detail and a client-centric approach, he has consistently achieved outstanding outcomes for his clients at every level of representation, ranging from the Workplace Relations Commission to the Supreme Court. He has been successfully involved in some of the biggest cases in the history of the Irish State

Barry holds a BCL (International) degree from UCD and an M.A from Dublin City University. Prior to embarking on his apprenticeship with Ferrys Solicitors LLP, he gained valuable experience working with the Legal Aid Board.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2009, he has built a reputation as an exceptional lawyer, known for his ability to effectively get the job done.

To instruct Barry is to know that your best interests will always be the fundamental consideration in protecting and vindicating your rights no matter what the legal issue involved is.

Tony Collier is renowned as one of Irelands top criminal defence solicitors. His work has contributed to the greater protection of rights of people detained, charged tried for criminal offences. He has exceptional advocacy skills and a sharp legal acumen.

In 2020, Tony Collier joined Ferrys Solicitors LLP, bringing extensive legal experience from his own successful Dublin practice.  He has been involved in successfully defending some of the biggest cases in the history of the Irish State.

He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland's Education Faculty and the Criminal Law Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

Fiona began her legal career in Ferrys LLP in 2000 when she joined the firm as a trainee. She went on to open Ferrys Solicitors LLP’s first Northside office in Coolock and following that established her own law practice which she then merged with Ferrys Solicitors LLP and Tony Collier and Company Solicitors in 2020. With laser focus on her clients, their interests and defending their rights, Fiona has achieved outstanding results in all Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court.

In fighting to vindicate rights, Fiona strives to minimise any negative impact that a criminal charge may have on you, your family, or your livelihood. She is based predominantly in Swords and Balbriggan District court. Outside of work Fiona enjoys running and sea swimming.

Fergal qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 and has developed a reputation for being a tenacious and fearless Court advocate with an unwavering desire to get the best results for his clients. Fergal is an all-Ireland qualified Solicitor with specialisation in criminal defence and possesses extensive experience representing clients in Court from the District Court to the Supreme Court.

Fergal has a particular interest in defending the rights of individuals detained in Garda custody and completed the SUPRALAT Garda Station training programme with the Law Society of Ireland in conjunction with the Maastricht University in 2019, making him perfectly equipped to robustly defend and vindicate the rights of clients detained and questioned by the Gardaí. Fergal is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and Law Society of Ireland and out of work has an interest in politics, current affairs and is an avid follower of GAA football.

You can contact Fergal in our Ormond Quay office at 01 6779408 and by email at

Gillian is a Trinity College graduate (BBS) and qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 following which she practiced with H.C. Browne Solicitors and became a Partner in 2003. H C Browne Solicitors transferred to Ferrys Solicitors LLP in 2013 and Gillian continues to practice as a Solicitor with Ferrys at the Artane/ Coolock Office. 

Gillian specialises in the areas of Personal Injury* Litigation and Medical Negligence. Gillian has represented many clients over the years who have suffered a broad range of injuries, including life changing catastrophic injuries. At an extremely challenging time in a client’s life, Gillian seeks the compensation they deserve in recognition of the pain, suffering and financial losses caused by negligence.

You can contact Gillian in our Artane office at 01 8327849 and by email at

01 677 9408

Mervin Harrnett is a criminal defence solicitor at ferries solicitors LLP. He's garnered A stellar reputation as an exceptional advocate within the courtroom. Renowned for his legal expertise and strategic thinking. His keen attention to detail allows him to navigate complex cases and craft persuasive arguments presenting them with utmost clarity and conviction. His unwavering dedication to his clients cause positioned him as a formidable force in the field of criminal defence.

Ciara Hughes is a highly skilled solicitor with expertise in civil litigation. She graduated from UCD and Queens University Belfast and became a solicitor in 2014. Ciara is qualified to practice law in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. She possesses exceptional legal acumen and analytical abilities. Additionally, Ciara holds a Diploma in Mediator Training from the Law Society of Ireland, enhancing her abilities to mediate and negotiate resolutions.

Her dedication to her clients is unwavering, as she takes the time to understand their unique circumstances and prioritise their best interests. Ciara's compassionate nature, combined with keen legal insight, allows her to build strong rapport with clients, instilling trust and confidence. With a proven track record of success, Ciara Hughes is a trusted advocate in civil litigation, consistently delivering exceptional results.

Marie Therese is a graduate of UCD and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2008. Marie Therese holds a Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning from the Law Society of Ireland. Marie Therese completed her apprenticeship in GA Scully & Co which transferred to Ferrys in 2016. 

You can contact Marie Therese in our Ballyfermot office at 01 6269475 and by email at

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