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Michael J. Staines & Company Solicitors was founded in 1985 and is celebrating its thirty fifth year as an internationally recognised Criminal Law firm based in central Dublin.

 

Michael J Staines & Company has represented public figures and individuals in some of the highest profile and complex cases in the Irish criminal courts. 

 

For many people approached by investigators or regulators, their initial reaction is to cooperate fully and to respond entirely to the allegations made in the belief that this will achieve the best and fairest outcome. In our many years’ experience, this is unfortunately not always the best course of action.  

 

If an allegation has been made either against you personally or in your professional or business capacity, early advice and a critical assessment of the situation by our experienced lawyers will determine the success or otherwise of your defence.

 

If you have been asked to attend a Garda station, to make a voluntary cautioned statement, have been arrested or an arrest is being threatened, the early advice which you take from our experienced team can dictate how well positioned you are to defend the allegation at a later stage if it proceeds to court. 

Our People

Michael Staines

Michael Staines
Partner

Aoife Corridan

Aoife Corridan
Partner

Anarine McAllister

Anarine McAllister
Solicitor

Ciara Hallinan

Ciara Hallinan
Solicitor

Niamh Kelly

Niamh Kelly
Solicitor

Luke Staines

Luke Staines
Solicitor

Rory Staines

Rory Staines
Solicitor

Rachel Finn

Rachel Finn
Solicitor

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes
Trials Manager

Danielle O'Sullivan

Danielle O'Sullivan
Trainee Solicitor

Aimee Dudley

Aimee Dudley
Trainee Solicitor

Natalie Crowe

Natalie Crowe
Administration

Kathleen Gillan

Kathleen Gillan
Administration

CAREERS

We are always on the look out for exceptional talent to join our award winning team.

NEWS & UPDATES

Health and Safety Legislation and Covid-19. As an employer what do I need to know?

29 June 2020 - Health and Safety Legislation and Covid-19. As an employer what do I need to know? Can I be prosecuted under the Act in relation to breaches of Government Guidelines in respect of Covid-19? Niamh Kelly, Solicitor writes.

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The Challenges of Remote Hearings

10 April 2020 - The Challenges of Remote Hearings The current Covid-19 crisis has presented considerable challenges for our criminal justice system. No new criminal trials have commenced since March 2020, writes Rory Staines, Solicitor

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Unprecedented Times - With great power comes great responsibility

09 April 2020 - Unprecedented Times - With great power comes great responsibility It is vital that people continue to work together in solidarity but also that these powers are used only as a last resort and lifted at the earliest opportunity, write Niamh Kelly, Solicitor.

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08 April 2020 - Covid 19 Update Michael J Staines & Company Solicitors continue to represent, advise and defend our clients in these challenging times.

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Emergency Times Call For Emergency Measures

18 March 2020 - Emergency Times Call For Emergency Measures The Cabinet has approved emergency legislation aimed at dealing with the current situation being caused by Covid-19, writes Rory Staines, Solicitor

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It's a Brave New World

10 September 2019 - It's a Brave New World The Irish Government has recently announced possible alternatives to criminalisation for possession of a variety of drugs, writes Anarine McAllister, Senior Solicitor

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Balancing the Rights of Victims & Convicted Persons

30 August 2019 - Balancing the Rights of Victims & Convicted Persons New legislation proposes changes to the sentencing regime for the offence of murder, writes Aimee Dudley, Trainee Solicitor

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Search of homes and properties - Operation Ketch

26 July 2019 - Search of homes and properties - Operation Ketch The criminal courts deal on a daily basis with those individuals accused of the viewing, production and dissemination of child pornography.

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