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Kelly and MacGowan Solicitors offer a range of legal services.



Our commercial department takes instructions from clients who wish to establish or trade under the banner of limited liability.  Our input commences with formal instructions and an estimate of the costs and expenses associated with the project in hand.  More and more businesses are choosing to operate and trade as limited liability companies. The umbrella of limited liability gives the business owner a certain comfort and, in the main shelters family and other assets from the consequences of business failure. 

We can also assist and advise on the legal formalities of recruiting new staff and implementing codes of discipline.


Litigation Statement:

"Our mission, as a highly skilled legal Practice supported by an efficient and effective staff, is to ensure that we identify and clearly understand the needs of our Clients while providing a comprehensive and professional service of the highest quality

Our litigation department takes instructions from clients who seek to recover compensation for injuries (personal injury claims) sustained in road traffic or work place accidents or, who wish to pursue compensation claims against public utility companies, local authorities and general service providers.  Our input commences with formal instructions and an estimate of the costs and expenses associated with the case.

Private Client Litigation is an important focus of our practice. We are committed to providing a pro-active, individual and highly personal service resulting in an immediate and focused response to your concerns. We have the knowledge and experience to advise on the most cost effective and rewarding resolution to one's particular circumstances. 

Our clients are fully engaged in the prosecution of their own case with regular progress updates from the practice. Copies of all the attendances, medical and other reports are also furnished to the client for approval. 

Decisions on the settlement or trial of the action are taken by the client and are based on advices from the practice, our retained Counsel and, the specialist medical or technical reports to hand. Most of our cases are settled in advance of a formal Court hearing and to the satisfaction of our clients. 

We prosecute personal injury and negligence claims, employment and contract-related disputes, dismissal claims and intellectual property actions. We are engaged in a wide range of commercial litigation for both the Private Client and the corporate sector.

- Banking disputes
- Commercial disputes
- Competition issues
- Defamation (libel and slander)
- Employment issues
- Financial disputes
- Injunctions
- Medical negligence
- Personal injury claims
- Planning issues

Probate And Wills:

The loss of a loved one should not be heightened by unnecessary legal complications. Such difficulties can be avoided through careful planning and expert legal advice. Careful planning now for the distribution of your estate and assets will provide wealth and security for your future generations.

Our probate and administration department take instructions from clients who wish to make a Will or administer the estates of their deceased relatives and friends.

A valid Will is the cheapest method of controlling and directing future ownership of assets. The restrictions on making a Will are minimal and the benefits gained by the successors in terms of certainty and continuity are invaluable. Every person who owns property owns or runs a business or, who has children under 18 years should make a Will. Those persons in a long-term relationship not based on marriage are particularly vulnerable where one partner dies without a Will.

In the absence of a valid Will, the State through its Succession legislation provides a mechanism for dividing the deceased’s assets.  Following a death, the probate or administration process must take place in which our firm will facilitate.


Our property expertise, combined with an in depth knowledge of Sligo’s Property Market, enables us to respond competently and effectively to the needs of each individual Client.  Furthermore, each transaction is handled in the most tax efficient manner.

Our property department takes instructions from clients who are engaged in the purchase, sale or re-mortgaging of Residential property and the purchase, sale, investment in or Leasing of commercial property.

Our input commences with an inclusive budget detailing the costs and outlay associated with the transaction. When figures are confirmed, we then work with our clients through the full conveyancing process - from attending to the necessary pre-contract essentials, through to completion and handing over of the keys.

Whether the transaction involves hundreds or millions of Euros, our service is professional, efficient, personal and geared towards the completion of each transaction in strict accordance with our Client's requirements and instructions.  


Contact Us

If you have a legal problem or query or would like to find out more about the services we provide, mail us at info@kellyandmacgowan.ie or contact us at 071-914-6800.  Alternatively, simply call to our offices. 

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Stephen House, Stephen Street, Sligo, Ireland