Emma Farrell


Emma is a commercial solicitor providing 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 M&A deals,  inheritance/succession planning and commercial property transactions. Emma trained in Matheson, a Dublin commercial firm and worked there for 7 years.



Emma has acted as a commercial and tax solicitor for:

  • 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, including commercial contracts.
  • Start-ups in relation to establishment, shareholder relations and funding rounds.
  • Irish corporates in relation to shareholder agreements, employee share schemes and the best legal and tax structure when planning for a long term exit.  Her work spans a range of sectors including tech, fintech, engineering and renewable energy.
  • 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.
  • Employers and employees in relation to tax-free termination payments.
  • Individuals in relation to inheritance and succession planning, advising on Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.


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.

It proved difficult for us to find a local Solicitor that practices in Company Law. Since becoming clients of Emma Farrells we have a huge sense of comfort knowing that someone is dealing with our company affairs in a transparent and efficient manner. We look forward to working with Emma for many years to come.

Irish family owned business, 2023

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Emma Farrell on a recent legal matter, and I can confidently say that the experience exceeded all my expectations. From start to present, Emma demonstrated a level of professionalism and expertise that left me feeling reassured and supported throughout the entire process. Communication and Compassion was a standout aspect of working with Emma. She was/is responsive, promptly returning emails and phone calls, and keeping me informed of any updates or developments in my case. This open and transparent communication instilled a sense of trust, and I always felt well-informed and in control. Emma has a genuine and sincere concern for my well-being. It was evident that she was not merely handling my case, but rather, she genuinely cared about my well-being. This level of empathy I would imagine is rare in this profession. She was tough when she needed to be tough and kind when needed, to help me through the case I have. I cannot recommend Emma highly enough. If you are in need of legal representation, I wholeheartedly suggest reaching out to Emma. Emma was recommended to me by a mediator and I am so grateful they introduced me to her.


Commercial Dispute Client, 2023

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