Colm O'Cochlain is the Managing Partner of the Practice with experience in all areas of General Practice to include Litigation, Conveyancing, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, Family Law and Landlord and Tenant Law. Colm has expertise in providing solutions to clients’ legal problems and has developed the practice to offer legal advice and expertise in a friendly and cost effective manner.
Jillian O’Shea is Head of our Litigation Department.
Jillian trained with Colm O’Cochlain & Company Solicitors. She has since gained over eight years qualified experience representing clients before the District, Circuit and Superior Courts. She specialises in personal injuries actions arising out of Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work & Public Liability Accidents as well as Medical Negligence actions. She has extensive knowledge of the Injuries Board process and Court Practice & Procedure. Jillian also advises clients and provides representation in relation Family Law matters, Debt Collection, Commercial Litigation, Defamation and Licensing matters.
Lorraine graduated from UCD with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Business and Legal Studies in 2001. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in January 2006. Lorraine joined the firm in August 2016 having previously worked for a number of Dublin firms as well as one of the country’s largest financial institutions. Lorraine has extensive experience in running both residential and commercial transactions. She advises clients in relation to property matters including selling, buying and re-mortgaging residential and commercial property, as well as Landlord and Tenant issues
Anne is a graduate from Dublin City University. She trained with Colm O’Cochlain & Company Solicitors qualifying as a solicitor in December 2010 and subsequently trained with a top 10 Accountancy firm and qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 2012. She worked in a boutique private client tax firm for a number of years before returning to Colm O’Cochlain & Company Solicitors in 2017. Anne specialises in personal estate and tax planning, wills and succession, probate and the administration of estates and contentious probate and private client disputes.. She advises on transfer of all assets, the creation of all forms of trust with particular emphasis on asset protection trusts and discretionary trusts for incapacitated beneficiaries. Anne also advises on enduring powers of attorney and wardship. Anne holds a Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Ireland.
Barra was educated at UCD where he obtained a BCL. He commenced work as a solicitor in Daire Walsh and Co in Merrion Square, specialising in conveyancing. In 1985 he worked as a Stagiare in Peter Sutherland’s cabinet in Brussels, in competition law. In 1988 he obtained a Diploma in European Law. He has worked as a solicitor since 1985 in Tallaght. He is an active member of the DSBA litigation committee and the DSBA representative on the Superior Court Users Committee which liaises between the Courts service and the Dublin Bar Association. He speaks German French and Spanish and lives in Dublin with his wife Aisling and three children. He specialises in litigation, both personal injury and commercial.
Odran Rochford joined Colm O'Cochlain and Company in January 2011 and has over 20 years experience in general practice. Odran specialises in Wills and Probate and Road Traffic Offences.
Jenny has been employed by Colm O’Cochlain and Company Solicitors since we opened our office in August 2004. Since then she gained valuable experience in our Conveyancing Department. Jenny looks after house sales, re-mortgages and house purchases along with our Conveyancing Department. Whether you are buying, re-mortgaging or selling Jenny is committed to providing a client focused efficient and effective service.
Pamela Minogue has been with Colm O’Cochlain since 2014, she has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with conveyancing issues. She has specific expertise in working with purchasers and vendors on new developments. She has a valuable array of experience and knowledge in the conveyancing department and is a valued member of the team.
Lauren joined Colm O’Cochlain in 2017 as an Administrator. Her role focuses on liaising with clients, banks and solicitor’s offices to help keep communication and the overall conveyancing process flowing. Lauren recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Law and Political Science. Lauren has previous customer service experience and has gained many transferable skills from her previous jobs. Lauren works closely with all members of the conveyancing team and also provides additional support in other areas of the company.
Sarah-Jane joined our team in 2016 as our Receptionist and a year later, moved to the conveyancing department as Legal Secretary to Lorraine Kane Solicitor. Sarah- Jane’s role focuses on liaising with client’s, solicitors and banks to ensure transactions are progressed efficiently. She handles various legal, finance and administration matters; as well as any queries our client’s may have with regards to property transactions.
Pamela graduated from DBS with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Business in 2003 and a Diploma in Legal Studies. She joined the firm in March 2016 with having extensive experience in the property industry and is a valued member of our conveyancing team. Her role focuses on eStamping, managing all registrations & queries with the Land Registry; ensuring compliance with & releasing of undertakings, scheduling of title documents and account closures. If you have any queries with respect to the above you can contact Pamela directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline graduated from National University of Ireland Galway in 2017 with an International Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and French. She then went on to complete the LLB Postgraduate Degree in National University of Ireland Galway graduating in 2018. Jacqueline joined our team in July 2018 and has taken on the role of assisting Barra O’Cochlain and Jillian O’Shea in our litigation department. Jacqueline works mainly with personal injuries claims and specialises in the Injures Board process.
Elaine joined the firm in 2018 and brings with her over 15 years legal experience, particularly in the area of Conveyancing. She has taken up the position of Legal Executive in our Litigation Department working alongside Jillian O’Shea and Barra O’Cochlain. Elaine’s role focuses on dealing with Personal Injuries claims process.
Lauren trained as a legal secretary at Rathmines College and since has went on to complete a Diploma in Professional Legal studies at Griffith College, Dublin. She has been working in the Legal Sector since 2008 in many areas including reception, secretarial and legal clerical work. Lauren first joined the firm in November 2013 and worked as our receptionist for 3 years. She re-joined the company in 2018 and is now part of the Conveyancing team. Lauren has extensive experience having worked in a number of legal firms in many different areas law. Lauren is highly focused on customer service and communication with our clients.