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Patrick J Farrell founded the firm in 1976. He originally hailed from County Cavan and moved to Kildare in 1960 where he worked as a partner in a local solicitor’s firm until opening the doors at Patrick J. Farrell & Company LLP.

He retired in 2009, having practised for fifty years, during which time he brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the practice. He embedded in the firm an ethos of placing the clients’ interests first and foremost while doing so in a courteous manner to clients, other solicitors and staff (many of whom have been with us for in excess of fifteen years). He cultivated strong relationships with clients, by treating each one individually and with respect and by getting to the root of their legal need in as efficient and expeditious a manner as possible. This strong relationship is evidenced by the number of longstanding clients which we have retained over the years who return again and again for our services. He was involved in many voluntary organisations locally.

Niall Farrell, his son and managing partner, now continues that ethos. We have five solicitors and a support staff of seven. For the past forty years the firm has been focused on bringing exceptional legal service to the community both locally and nationally including private clients, national charities, religious congregations, GAA and other sports clubs, banks, insurance companies and many businesses. The firm has a wide range of experience in all areas of commercial and private law.

At Patrick J. Farrell and Company LLP, we believe in providing our clients with the best legal service which we carry out in a competent and effective manner. To do this seamlessly we have invested substantial resources in our training and technology to provide an up to date, thorough legal service to all of our clients.

From reception right through to the managing partner our clients are treated with the upmost courtesy, respect and understanding. We are constantly evolving so that we can offer the most up to date legal advice to our clients. Whatever your legal needs are, we are here for you.

Niall Farrell – Managing Partner

Niall qualified as a Solicitor in 1988 having studied at University College Dublin. He practiced in London initially where he processed cases including personal injuries claims, business disputes, family law and serious criminal cases. He is a qualified UK solicitor as well as an Irish Solicitor. Read more…

Helen Coughlan – Partner

Helen Coughlan is a partner and advises on medical negligence*, family law and personal injuries*.  Helen is a qualified family mediator and collaborative law practitioner and is Chairperson of the Family and Child Law Committee of the Law Society.  She regularly appears in the media to discuss family law issues and has a particular focus on complex and high-net-worth family law cases involving family businesses and complex asset profiles.  In her medical negligence* practice, she has helped many clients negotiate significant settlements to compensate them for their injuries.  Read more….


Elaine Farrell – Partner

Elaine Farrell is a qualified solicitor and works in residential conveyancing, landlord and tenant law and probate. She has Law Society of Ireland specialist Diplomas in Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring and Commercial Litigation. Read more…


Sinéad Dooley – Solicitor

Sinéad Dooley joined the firm in 2016, returning to her native Kildare, having previously worked in residential and commercial conveyancing in Dublin since 2005.

She qualified as a solicitor in 2009 having studied in UCD and completed a post-graduate diploma in commercial litigation in 2010. Read more…


Emma Farrell – Solicitor

Emma provides legal and tax advice to businesses and individuals.

She has a focus on providing legal and tax advice to SMEs and family businesses and has particular experience in commercial property transactions, M&A deals and inheritance/succession planning. Emma also works on litigation matters including medical negligence, personal injury, inheritance disputes and tax litigation. Read more…


"Just a note to say a big Thank You! for your ease and efficiency in dealing with my divorce. You made the process as easy as it could be."
"We received a great service from Patrick J Farrell and Company with great care and understanding throughout the whole process. Everyone was helpful, courteous and knowledgeable"
"I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for the help and guidance over the past two years in handling my sports related accident case. From our very first meeting, Helen informed the entire process with clarity and provided advice on what to expect and the timeline for the verdict. Overall, very happy with your service. I would like extend my thanks to Anne Evans (Helen’s secretary) as well.
Personal Injury Client
"I've worked with many solicitors over the years, but my experience with Patrick J. Farrell's has been exceptional. Emma Farrell represented me in a personal business transaction. She was savvy, diligent, and her foresight and experience saved me a lot of money. She always had my best intentions at heart, and I would strongly recommend her and Farrell's to anyone."
Commercial Law Client
"I was very happy with the service I received. Helen was supportive, helpful, professional and excelled at her role. She was always willing to spend time talking with me, addressing concerns or putting my mind at rest. It’s really when I look back at the performance of the other side that I appreciate what Helen did for me."
Family Law Client
"Thank you most sincerely Helen and Anne for the provision of an excellent person centered service.
Thank you, Helen, for assisting me with a difficult period in my life. A very difficult situation was made achievable even when presented with obstacles along the way. Because of your professional advice and person centered approach, I can move on with my new life with a new enthusiasm that I have not experienced in quiet some time.
"Patrick J Farrell and Company provided me with a first class service, with care and professionalism, which led to a positive outcome for my case. They went through my case step by step and provided me with all the information I needed and kept me up to date regularly on how it was proceeding. I would thoroughly recommend Patrick J Farrell and Company for all your legal needs."
Personal Injury Client
"I was pleased with the service I got from Emma and she kept me informed.... Overall I have no complaints and have no hesitation in recommending your firm."
"It was a pleasure dealing with Elaine and Emma. They are responsive, knowledgeable and made us feel like our case was in safe hands from start to finish. We would recommend Patrick J Farrell & Company Solicitors to anyone looking for a Solicitor to act on the purchase or sale of a property."
T.G. & C.MacF. Conveyancing Clients
"Excellent service provided by Elaine Farrell and will definitely recommend to a friend or a family member. Very quick train if commuting from Dublin to sign documents."
S.P. Conveyancing Client
"Elaine and the team made our whole experience extremely easy, as first time buyers we didn't know what we needed to do and when but with the help of Elaine it was a breeze, fast and efficient from start to finish."
P.B. & K.G. Conveyancing Clients
"Thank you so much for your support in reaching this settlement. From my reluctant and emotional first day that I met with you in Newbridge 3 and a half years ago I knew I was in safe hands. I wasn’t wrong! Your guidance through the whole process has been a testament to your professional skills, expertise and unending knowledge. You left no stone unturned and had my trust throughout. You showed respect and empathy and for this we can’t thank you enough.

I don’t think I fully understood the role of the solicitor until now and I’m awe. I have no doubt you get a lot of joy out of advocating for others.

Thanks for everything you have done for us. It’s been life changing."
E.N., Medical Negligence Client
"I received a very good education in family law from Helen. I have received a professional, efficient and understanding service. "
Family Law Client, 2021
"It was a pleasure dealing with you and your staff, I'd especially like to thank Maureen, who was always approachable and professional. Thanks again for the professionalism and all the best for the future.
TD, Probate Client
"I was happy with all dealings I've had the with company 100%. Overall I am very happy with the service provided. Great service."
Personal Injury Client
"The service I received from Helen Coughlan was exceptional. My case was quite complex, and she guided me through from start to finish, was always there to answer any query I had and made everything less stressful for me. Her knowledge and professionalism is second to none and also on a personal level she cares about her clients and always made you feel at ease and cares about your wellbeing."
M.D., Family Law Client
"My case was efficiently handled with excellent cross communication by Helen Coughlan"
C.C., Personal Injury Client
"Niall, thank you so much for all your hard work and support since Dad passed, we really appreciate it. "
Probate Clients
"Helen is efficient, caring and has a very quick mind. Service was excellent."
"Thank you Niall for the warmth and friendliness with which you looked after us. We very much appreciated it."
Probate Clients
"I would rate the service very highly. First class. Excellent flow of information and regular updates. I was genuinely delighted with every aspect of the experience. Everyone was very friendly."
Probate & Conveyancing Client
"Excellent Service. Helen took the stress off me and dealt with my case very professionally."
K.M., Family Law Client
"Service was excellent. Sinéad was very quick to respond to queries and return calls."
A.B., Conveyancing Client
"My family wouldn’t be where we are today, were it not for you, and I am truly in your debt. I thank God for walking into your office that first time. From the start of this horrible mess I have always felt protected because I had you and my barrister in my corner helping and guiding me."
Family Law Client
"Excellent Service. Very efficient and professional. Really felt, as a client, Helen had my best interests at heart. Martina arranged an appointment for me very quickly and put me at ease. Very friendly."
L.S., Employment Law Client
"Excellent service from Anne Evans who was always so efficient in responding to emails in a timely manner and Helen Coughlan would respond to queries efficiently. Both a pleasure to deal with."
R.M. Personal Injury Client
"We rate the service 10/10. We received an excellent service from Elaine when completing our sale and purchase. Elaine is a consummate professional with great communication skills. We were always kept up to date with the progression of the sale and purchase and matters were at all times dealt with in an expeditious manner. Elaine is extremely courteous and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Elaine to friends and family. She is a "safe pair of hands". "
A.D., Conveyancing Client
"I didn't expect my case to end this quickly. Helen's communication in relation to my case was excellent. I was always up to date with all the information. Appointments were always arranged in a way that suited me, her client. Overall, this is a great team to work with."
H.B., Personal Injury Client
"As the entire process was new and unnerving we found that Helen always made the process seem a little less stressful. The overall case was a difficult one due to the complex nature of it and we always felt that we were very well served. Helen's insight and knowledge and overall understanding of our own personal circumstances made it easier for us to manage. Some of the discussions I needed to have with Helen were very tough for me as they all related to my ongoing health and future prognosis, this Helen managed with extreme care and compassion and made me feel like I was understood and I had someone in my corner."
R.C., Medical Negligence Client
"Elaine was incredibly prompt in her response to our queries and readily available at all times. The last few days of closing were tense due to a delay on our behalf but Elaine continued to keep in constant touch even over the weekend via email. Elaine was very personable from our first interaction. We had gotten quotes from other solicitors but the minute we spoke to Elaine we knew we were going to get excellent service. She shared her wealth of experience and all the insights she has gained over the years, everything from letting the broker arrange the mortgage protection for at least the first year to carrying out a pre-closing check of the house. She made buying our first house so much easier.
G. MacM., Conveyancing Client
"Niall helped me achieve a very positive outcome after a serious accident where I was being blamed unfairly. Niall had clear advice and strategy and really made an unpleasant process bearable, with great communication and regular updates and consequently a great result. "
N.K., Co. Dublin, Motorbike Client
"We received absolutely outstanding service from Elaine. From the point of initial contact right through to the point at which the keys for our first home were in our hands. "
G.M., Conveyancing Client
"I would give the service a ten absolutely. I was provided with the pros and cons regarding how a case like mine could go from the start. I appreciated having the facts from the outset. From reception to the solicitors I dealt with, everyone was friendly and efficient. I will definitely recommend you to others."
A.H., Newbridge, Co. Kildare
"I would like to thank you, Elaine, for your continued, prompt and courteous response to all my queries - in person, on the phone and in your written correspondences – thus making the sale of my property run so smoothly for me. Keep up the great work."
Conveyancing Client
"The timelines provided to me at the first consultation proved to be accurate. I appreciated that. Everyone was very pleasant to deal with."
Personal Injury Client
"Helen has always been a great help to me. Your service does not need improvement, it is already brilliant."
"Helen was very professional when dealing with this case and always kept me informed."
J.W., Newbridge
"I would like to thank Helen very sincerely for all her professionalism and commitment to see my divorce through to its conclusion. I refrain from using the word successful as divorce is never a success for anyone. Once again, thank you for your support in a very difficult process."
Family Law Client
"The service we received was excellent. Throughout the process Helen kept us informed at all times and explained each step alone the way. This provided us with a feeling that we were always in good hands."
R.C., Medical Negligence Client
"The service was excellent, very good communication and easy to contact with any queries. Helen made me feel at ease and alleviated any concerns or worries."
E.M., Newbridge, County Kildare
"Just to say, keep on doing what you're doing. Fantastic Work."
M.D., Newbridge, County Kildare
"It was a very good service, always helpful and answered all my queries straight away... it has changed my life for the good. I would like to thank everyone involved especially Helen Coughlan."
"I was very impressed with Niall, he is a lovely person to deal with."
"The service was extremely professional. I found it at all times to be very comprehensive and carried out in a courteous and diligent manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services."
C.S., Dublin
"I have always found the service provided by your firm to be highly professional and first class. Attention to detail and advice given is always spot on. No complaints whatsoever. It is always a pleasure to deal with your company."
L.D., Co. Offaly
"The service provided was first class, professional and supportive. It was a pleasure doing business with you"
S. M.
"Helen Coughlan treated my difficult case with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity. She explained everything very clearly to me and answered all my calls very promptly. She also treated me with courtesy and respect throughout."
B. D.
"Let me say that in over 20 years in business, I have never interacted with a Solicitor who has demonstrated such dedication to duty above and beyond what could have been expected. Helen is an exceptional ambassador for your company. a real lady who dealt with my complicated legal issues in a manner that has forever enhanced my perception of the legal profession. She was competent for sure but it was the added value in her approach, she took it personally, she cared and she really did try to bring out the humanity underpinning any and every legal action. To Helen and my barrister, I am forever in their debt for the way they treated me with compassion and the skillful way they dealt with my case to minimize hurt and pain. A credit to their profession and a credit to your firm. Please be sure to take note of my e-mail /contact details because I would be very happy to stand over these comments and recommend your firm to anyone."
Family Law Client
"The staff are very friendly and approachable. My solicitor or her secretary were always prompt in returning my calls or answering my queries. I would not hesitate in recommending your service to anyone I know and I would like to thank you for your help in managing my case and finalising it for me.
Personal Injury Client
"The service was very professional and courteous, but both solicitors I dealt with [Evelyn MacKenzie-Smith and Helen Coughlan] were also very warm and empathic, making a very painful situation somewhat easier. Every effort was made to accommodate my needs and my wishes. My ideas were listened to and no decisions were ever taken out of my hands. Helen was always very accessible and responsive and very generous with her time. She made every effort always to be familiar with the details of my case, and to deal with each stage of the process with fairness and sensitivity."
D., Family Law Client
"Excellent service"
D. B., Probate client
"Advice was useful and delivered promptly. Meetings with the solicitor had a nice atmosphere and we had a positive final outcome in the case. Keep it up, good job."
"I was at all times very satisfied with the service I received which was always professional and courteous. I have and will continue to recommend the firm and Helen Coughlan in particular."
"The service is flawless which is reassuring."
D. F., Co. Dublin
"The service was great - very friendly and professional. I felt that my case was as important to my solicitor as it was to me."
F. K. Co. Dublin
"Each time I met with my solicitor (or even spoke on the phone) I felt I had her undivided attention and support. She was very down to earth and easy to communicate with and I am extremely happy with the treatment my case was given."
J.B. Co. Kildare
"Thank you for all of your help and hard work on this. You have gained a client for life although I hope I don't need your help too often! I will also highly recommend you to any friends / acquaintances of mine. "
"Elaine was very accessible throughout the sale and this was a source of comfort to us that someone shared our frustrations! Good empathy with client's anxiety shown in particular. Very good service indeed."
R. F., Conveyancing Client
"I was pleased with the service provided, had no complaints at all and would recommend your firm to anyone looking for a solicitor

A. R.
"Elaine was always accessible and returned phone calls and e-mails promptly. She was always calm and reassuring when we were stressed out. Excellent service"
Conveyancing Clients, Co. Dublin.
"Niall helped me achieve a very positive outcome after a very serious accident where I was being blamed unfairly. Niall had clear advice and strategy and really made an unpleasant process bearable, with great communication and regular updates, and consequently a great result."
N.K. Co. Dublin, Motorbike Client
"I have always found the service provided by Patrick J Farrell solicitors to be highly professional and first class. Attention to detail and advice given is always spot on. No complaints whatsoever. It is always a pleasure to deal with Patrick J Farrell solicitors."
"Nothing but good things [to say about the service]. Thanks to Helen for her perseverance and patience."
P. D.
"Thank you to Helen for her advice and support when I was at a very low ebb. She was very supportive, an excellent listener and gave sound advice. I already have recommended one person who continues to use your services."
Family Law Client
"It was my first time dealing with anything legal and Helen was wonderful. Everything was explained to me so I understood. She advised me on difficult decisions that had to be made and was always contactable, either through email or phone and made the whole process so easy."
Employment Law Client
"Just to say thanks for everything. Evelyn was very helpful throughout"
Probate Client
"Service was excellent and staff very helpful. We would recommend Patrick J Farrell and Company to anybody that needed help."
T. M., Probate Client
"We were very pleased with the service, thank you"
On a scale of 1-10, how likely would you be to recommend us to others? "10" "
P. M.
"We have been dealing with Mr. Paddy Farrell since 1976 and in recent years with his son Niall. During this time we have found Mr. Farrell, Niall and their staff courteous, highly efficient and meticulous in all all their dealings with us over the years."
J. K.
"Niall is a consummate professional, a phrase often quoted but rarely experienced. In this case however, it applies. Niall has worked with us on many different areas of our businesses and we have found his opinions to be at all times excellent."
F. M.
"The service was very good. Whenever I had a query it was dealt with promptly. It was great that most of it could be done via email as it's not always easy to go to the office in person." How likely on a scale of one to ten would you be to recommend us to others? "10""
M. M.
"We found Elaine excellent in her dealing with our issues. All the staff are helpful and make you feel very welcome. [The service] cannot improve, excellent!"
M. F.
"I was impressed with Helen Coughlan. Helen made me feel at ease and took away some of the stress which I was feeling during my case."
J. D.
"The service was honest and upfront, i.e. whether my claim was worth pursuing"
Medical Negligence Client
"Thank you for a brilliant service, I will recommend you to everybody."
N. K.
"Excellent client care and communication. Extremely happy!"
M. C.
"I am really pleased to recommend Niall Farrell of Patrick J. Farrell & Co, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Working on our behalf during the past four years I have found Niall to be efficient, solution orientated and very accurate in dealing with some extremely complicated title to property. His availability to us as clients, despite a busy practice, both pleases and amazes me. He has been conscious and helpful in ensuring that our assets are protected and reminded us of our legal responsibilities to all concerned in every transaction"
"Staff were very helpful and friendly."
L. F.
"Helen Coughlan (in her first telephone call to me) was extremely quick to grasp the details of my case which was somewhat complex in nature. She immediately established my requirements and gave sound advice. The outcome was very satisfactory, being completely in line with my expectations and aims."
M. C., Employment Law Client
"Overall I found Helen excellent. I was kept up to speed with my case at all times. I thought I was dealt with in a professional manner and very efficiently."
Family Law Client.
"Helen Coughlan is excellent in terms of organisation, depth of knowledge and understanding."
Family Law Client, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
"Thank you so much for your excellent representation (in court) yesterday. The outcome could not have gone any better. I feel so relieved today. I will also recommend you whole-heartedly to anyone who is looking for a solicitor"
Family Law Client