Welcome to our website where you can learn how we operate, read more about areas of specialisation and find out how we can help you. You can also catch up on recent news in different legal areas and some of the types of cases that we have assisted clients with.
We can help in all areas of Irish law. We are proud of our specialist legal areas: Immigration, Litigation, Family, Conveyancing and Probate.
You may not find all the information you need on the site. If that happens, email us or request a call back and one of our solicitors will contact you to discuss how we might help.
Brian S. McGrane
Dip LS, ACI Arb
Brian qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He previously worked in Dockrell Shields and Farrell, Ivor Fitzpatrick & Co. and John P. Redmond & Co. before establishing the practice with Gerard McGrath in 1999. Brian specialises in litigation and in family law. He has over 20 years' experience representing clients in personal injury cases, general litigation and probate litigation, and in all areas of family law.
Brian is a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland, the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.A keen sports man, Brian's interests are in soccer, table tennis and cycling.
BCL, Dip Comm. Law
Gerard (Gerry) qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and worked in Dublin, Limerick and Cork before establishing the practice with Brian McGrane in 1999. He advises on immigration law, commercial work, and general litigation. He has developed a specialty assisting immigrant investors obtain residency following donations to Irish charities (through the IIP) and commercial investments.
Gerry lectures on the Law Society certificate course in immigration law and practice, and heads up the Immigration team at McGrath McGrane LLP.
Gerry is a former international distance runner. He is a level 2 coach with Athletics Ireland and coaches young athletes in DSD Athletic Club. He is also on the board of the women’s mini marathon, the largest sports participation event in Ireland.
BA, Dip LS, Dip Emp Law
Julie qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and specialises in conveyancing, commercial lending, probate and employment law. She holds a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland and leads the Employment Law team at McGrath McGrane LLP in regularly advising employers and employees. Julie gained 7 years’ experience working in a general practice law firm before starting work with the practice in 2006, and becoming a partner in 2018.
Julie is a mentor on the Law Society’s Women in Leadership Mentoring Programme and is a member of the Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association.
Julie is a one-time marathon runner and her other interests include reading, sailing and powerlifting.
BCL, Dip Emp Law, Dip Adv Immig Law
Aileen qualified as a solicitor in 2013 having trained with one of Ireland’s largest corporate law firms. She joined McGrath McGrane LLP in 2016 and now specialises in immigration law, administrative judicial review and general litigation. Aileen also advises on employment matters. Aileen lectures on the Law Society certificate course in immigration law and practice. She is a founding committee member of the IILA; the Irish Immigration Lawyers Association (www.iila.ie).
Aileen’s interests outside of the law include running, hiking and traveling. She regularly competes in middle distance athletics competitions. She once spent a week in a silent meditation retreat and has not stopped talking since.
LLB, LLM, Cert Immig Law
Elaine qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and works primarily in immigration law, judicial review and surrogracy law. She holds an LLB in Law and European Studies, and an LLM in Human Rights in the Criminal Justice System, both from the University of Limerick.
Elaine’s interests outside work include music and anything creative. She also enjoys cooking and keeping the office plants alive.
B.Soc.Sc., PGDip.Law, Cert Immig Law.
Eoghan qualified as a solicitor in 2018 having trained in the Galway office of a large litigation practice. As part of his training he spent time in NUI Galway on secondment as a litigation and employment law specialist. On qualification he completed a year in corporate and commercial practice in one of Ireland’s leading commercial firms before joining McGrath McGrane LLP. Eoghan specialises in immigration law, administrative judicial review and civil litigation.
Eoghan’s interests outside of the office include music, reading and running. He still talks about that one half marathon he did 5 years ago. Eoghan is a regular volunteer with FLAC.
Hannah qualified as a Solicitor in 2017. Hannah has gained extensive experience in many areas of the law having worked in two general practise firms before joining McGrath McGrane LLP. Hannah now specialises in Conveyancing and Civil Litigation.
Hannah is a regular volunteer with FLAC and her interests outside the office include reading and exercise; in particular kickboxing and weight training. Hannah is no stranger to an obstacle having successfully completed the Tough Mudder event, which she describes as being one of her most gruelling experiences yet.
Taise De Azevedo
Taise is a qualified lawyer in Brazil since 2017, in Portugal since 2020 and in Ireland since 2021. Taise has been working with McGrath McGrane LLP as a legal assistant since 2019 and is now with the firm as a solicitor.
Taise specialises in Immigration Law. She is more than happy to discuss any immigration matter with clients in English or Portuguese.
Taise’s interests outside of the law include music and traveling. For the past two years, she has also been helping the Brazilian community in Dublin to find jobs through an Instagram page called @findajobdublin, which has over 10,000 followers.
I am sure that you have been aware of the good news. I am so thankful to you for what you have done for me and my husband. Thank you very much once again.
I really appreciate all your work on my behalf and kind consideration of my circumstances... I won’t forget all that you have done for me and all those who also assisted me along the way.
Just to let you know that I today received my foreign birth certificate from the Department of Foreign Affairs. I would like to thank you again for your excellent work on my behalf. You made the whole process simple, fast and efficient in a way that I could never have done on my own.
Many thanks for all the support and guidance over the past number of years. If I ever need a solicitor for any reason (but let’s hope not!) I’ll be back- but in any case I’m happy to recommend you to anyone who needs legal support and advice!
Our family has had dealings with Aileen for a while now.
We have been so blessed by her professionalism, care, compassion and efficiency. She was always ready to advise and assist us and went the proverbial extra mile. We will always recommend your firm and will definitely make use of Aileen's services again in future.
Great service. I know Gerry from last 6 years. Whatever work I Handed over to this firm. Always complete on Time. Great Team
Worked with Eoghan McMahon on Join family spouse Visa. Great work and highly appreciate their commitment.
I contacted Ms. Elaine O'Sullivan for my work permit.
She clearly expained me of each and every steps through out my application process.
Whenever I have doubts, she patiently clarified them.
Finally, got my visa.
It’s my pleasure to recommend her and McGrath McGrane
The funds came through last night. Many thanks for all the amazing work and your help... I highly appreciate all the effort involved. Thank you.
Just to confirm I have received your letter with a cheque enclosed. Thank You so much for all your help and I would recommend your Services to anyone in need.
I can confirm funds safely received.
Thank you for your advice and work on my case. I am glad I pursued it with you and your team, and very pleased with the outcome.
Thanks a million. I wasn't expecting such a super fast process but I am ever so delighted...
Thanks again to you and your team for all your excellent work and services.
Got excellent support from Aileen Gittens. Very timely and professional. Would definitely consider using McGrath McGrane for anything related to immigration law.
My family and I would like to convey to you what an invaluable asset Taise is to your firm.
People do not always give feedback on positive experiences, therefore we wanted to bring this to your attention. She has been very efficient and friendly, since the first time we met her..
Taise has a very clear and sophisticated way of communicating and writing and she always remains helpful, kind and highly professional.
Finally the dust is settling after the sale...and I’m most grateful for your and Hannah’s help. Hannah’s calming voice very much eased my anxieties as things progressed!
Dear Brian, I wish you a Happy New Year! I am happy to hear that the settlement has been confirmed by you, thank you for your excellent work.
We had a great time meeting this afternoon with Julie and signing the contracts. Julie was indeed very informative and her briefing regarding the process was thorough. What impressed us most was her reassurance that the matter will be concluded no matter what or if any hiccups along the way.
Thank you for your email and the confirmation re the setlement, much appreciated!
I can confirm that the funds have been received on Friday last week. I am very grateful for your excellent work, thank you!
Thank you for your ever so prompt response Hannah. It is truly appreciated.
You have been amazing throughout the process and made the whole journey painless indeed. We are indebted.
Dear Aileen and Gerard,
Letter of support has just been granted on appeal submitted last week. I really appreciate your expert help and support. Thank you very much.
I feel such a tremendous sense of relief and stability in my life now. It's just such incredible news. Thank you so much, your letter to the Department was absolutely fantastic...we were thrilled to have such amazing news come in today.
Thank you so much.
I would like to commend your great service!
I've contacted Taise Azevedo and she gave me outstanding assistance.
She was kind, polite and extremely helpful.
Thank you for your excellent service!
My husband and I had the pleasure of being attended promptly by the wonderful professional that is Taise.
She served us very well, with friendliness, cordiality, respect and efficiency.
We need to say thank for your kindness Taise, and for her transparency and education in solving our doubts about the Critical skills process. Thank you so much!
Not long ago, I contacted McGrath & McGrane for advise and assistance on my Irish Citizenship application, as I like hundreds other applicants had been waiting for a decision for over 2 years due to Covid 19, even to those, like myself are also EU citizens. The answer to my inquire was immediate, Elaine O"Sullivan, a professional par excellence took of my case into her care, in less that 6 months I can proudly call myself an Irishman as I have just received my Certificate of Naturalisation. That is impressive!! A million thanks Elaine O'Sullivan, your wisdom and professionalism made all the difference in the achievement of this dream.
My experience with McGrath McGrane was fantastic! We dealt with Taise the whole time, and she was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. The communication process was straightforward and quick, and Taise did a fantastic job with our citizenship application. I cannot recommend them enough!
I want to share my thoughts about the experience with Taise Azevedo (from McGrath McGrane) as a Solicitor in Ireland. It was amazing since the first contact through email. She managed to set the appointment within time to me to stay on track with my process even though it was an urgent request. Moreover, I found her to be efficient, professional and kind. In addition to that, I was able to successfully complete the application I needed her help for. I am very grateful. Thank you so much, Taise! I highly recommend her services!
When my partner and I went to McGrath & McGrane, we were lost but Mr Gerry McGrath & Ms Taise De Azevedo took in our case and provided us advise and helped us with the application. They are very knowledgeable and professional. They were with us every step of the way. I cannot thank them enough!