Meet the Staff


Principal


Colm O’Cochlain Solicitors

Colm O’Cochlain

BBS, Solicitor

Colm is the principal Solicitor in Colm O’Cochlain & Co. He established the practice in 2004 and has expertise in all areas of general practice law but specialises in Commercial Leases, Employment Law, Wills and Probate Law to include Enduring Powers of Attorney and Ward of Court applications.



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Conveyancing


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Orna Dignam

Solicitor

Orna joined Colm O’Cochlain & Co. Solicitors in 2021 having previously worked in Conveyancing in private practice followed by ten years in Bank of Ireland, where she gained extensive experience across the Mortgage Bank, Securities and Business Banking Loan Fulfilment. Orna is the Head of Conveyancing and advises on the acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential property. Orna has gained extensive experience liaising with Banks, Receivers, Developers and Private Clients in the investigation and rectification of title issues and various complex property related matters.



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Réiltín McGill

Solicitor

Réiltín joined Colm O’Cochlain & Co. Solicitors in 2021. Her legal professional experience has been gained in both private practice and in-house legal roles. Réiltín specialises in all aspects of conveyancing matters including residential and commercial property transactions.



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Jenny Monaghan McGrail
Legal Executive

Jenny has worked at Colm O’Cochlain & Co. Solicitors since we opened in August 2004. She has over 10 years experience in all areas of Conveyancing to include house purchases, sales and re-mortgages.



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Pamela Minogue

Legal Executive

Pamela is a TCD graduate with a Diploma in Legal Studies. She worked for a number of years in her family’s legal practice. With 30 years’ experience in Conveyancing, Pamela is a senior member of our Conveyancing team who particularly enjoys guiding first time buyers through the often-stressful process of buying their first home.



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Sarah-Jane Oak

Operations Manager

Sarah-Jane is in charge of operations in our conveyancing department working closely with the Head of Conveyancing. She has a strong background in management with over 10 years in operations and management.



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Lauren Lawlor

Legal Administrator

Lauren is a Legal Executive in the Conveyancing Department in Colm O’Cochlain & Co. Lauren handles the initial stages of all purchases, sales and remortgages guiding the clients through the process and establishing a customer relationship with the client.



Litigation




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Michelle Quinn

Solicitor

Michelle joined Colm O'Cochlain & Co. Solicitors in 2020 having previously worked in the litigation department of a leading medical negligence law firm. Michelle is the Head of the Litigation department and deals with a wide range of claims including personal injury arising from employer's liability, public liability, motor liability and product liability, professional and medical negligence, defamation, commercial disputes, and property damage claims. Michelle previously worked for a large insurance company where she acquired considerable experience in defence litigation, and she now advises insurers and self-insured companies in the defence of personal injury actions.



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Barra O’Cochlain

Solicitor

Barra joined Colm O’Cochlain & Co. Solicitors in 2018 and is a senior associate solicitor and heads up the Family Law Department. He has considerable expertise in advising clients in divorces, judicial separations and civil partnerships. Barra also specialises in Litigation and is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar association, being vice chairman of the litigation committee. He also sits on the Superior Court Users Committee which is the liaison between the legal profession in Dublin and the Courts Services.



Probate



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Jacqueline Crean

Legal Executive

Jacqueline completed the LLB Postgraduate Degree in The National University of Ireland Galway in May 2018 and joined our team in July 2018. Jacqueline is in our Probate department, assisting Colm with the administration of estates, creating Enduring Power of Attorneys and dealing with Ward of Courtship.



Family Law



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Barra O’Cochlain

Solicitor

Barra joined Colm O’Cochlain & Co. Solicitors in 2018 and is a senior associate solicitor and heads up the Family Law Department. He has considerable expertise in advising clients in divorces, judicial separations and civil partnerships. Barra also specialises in Litigation and is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar association, being vice chairman of the litigation committee. He also sits on the Superior Court Users Committee which is the liaison between the legal profession in Dublin and the Courts Services.



Office


Accounts


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Deirdre Tobin

Accounts

Deirdre joined Colm O’Cochlain & Co Solicitors in 2017. Deirdre works in our accounts department. She previously worked for a number of law firms and has experience in accounts, secretarial and administration roles.



Consultants


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Odran Rochford

BL, BCL, (Consultant)

Odran Rochford joined Colm O’Cochlain & Co. in January 2011 and has over 20 years experience in general practice. Odran specialises in Wills and Probate and Road Traffic Offences.