Emma Farrell



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 commercial litigation and medical negligence.


Emma worked in Matheson, a Dublin commercial firm, for 7 years and has acted for:

  • Property developers in residential and commercial developments, advising in relation to transaction structure, financing and negotiations.
  • Buyers and sellers of Irish companies and businesses in M&A deals. This work has covered a range of sectors including nursing homes, wind farms and manufacturing. Emma’s advice covered pre-transaction planning on both the sell side and buy side, due diligence and the negotiation of transaction documents.
  • Irish corporates (including family businesses and owner managed groups) in relation to group reorganisations, succession planning and the day to day legal and tax aspects of doing business in Ireland.
  • Taxpayers faced with litigating against Irish Revenue.
  • Employers and employees in relation to employment disputes and settlements.


Emma is a qualified solicitor and an AITI chartered tax advisor.  She received an academic scholarship to UCD where she studied Commerce and Italian.  She received a first class honours and was Student of the Year in 2011.  While studying with the Law Society, she represented Ireland at the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition in 2014.  She and her teammate took first place and brought the title back to Ireland.

Emma speaks fluent Italian and her interests include legal technology and music.

“Emma Farrell represented us as landlords in the negotiation of a 10 year lease on a commercial property in Dun Laoghaire. Throughout the process Emma was proactive, anticipatory and timely, managing a complex negotiation with charm and ease, always making us feel we were in expert hands, with our best interests in mind. She provided sage advice throughout the process, always promptly returned our calls and kept us up to date at all times. It was a pleasure to work with her.”  

Commercial clients, 2021

“I had a great experience…I talked with Emma and she was extremely empathetic and presented excellent listening skills. Emma provided all the legal options…and I left the consultation with greater clarity and ability to make an informed decision about the situation. A true professional with listening and empathetic qualities….I would rate the service excellent, from start to finish it was all modern, no problem paying online etc., and high quality communication. Very good value for money.” 


Dispute Client, 2021

Redundancy can be an unsettling and daunting event but the care I received from Emma and Helen in PJF was first class. My options and entitlements were laid out in a clear and concise manner and the team were available at any time for questions that I had. They even managed to correct my employer on a tax calculation which benefitted me financially. Excellent team.

Redundancy Client