Wills, probate & estate management

Planning for what happens to your finances, property and possessions when you pass away and ensuring the financial security of your family and dependents is very important, no matter how small or large your estate may be.

Wills, probate & estate management introduction

Our Wills, Probate & Estate Management department has a long tradition of providing a sensitive, confidential and professional service. We specialise in providing estate planning and wealth preservation / asset protection services to individuals and their families.

Our team can advise on all aspects of wills, succession, and estate planning. They are also available to advise executors, trustees and beneficiaries on all legal issues or disputes arising in wills and the administration of estates and trusts as well as assisting with any estate and trust disputes that may arise.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Drafting and Reviewing Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Administration of Estates – Testate and Intestate
  • Establishing and Administering Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax and advice on the taxation issues affecting estates and trusts and the implications of succession of assets
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Powers of attorney
  • Wards of Court applications
  • Advance Healthcare Directives / Living Wills
  • Trust and Estate Disputes / Probate Litigation
  • Mental Health / Capacity
  • Applications under Nursing Home Acts for appointment of Care Representatives
  • Charity law

What we can do for you

We do not promise a “quick fix”, or “flashy gimmicks”, or promise more than we can deliver but we do promise you, as our logo states “thoughtful clear advice”. We recognise that a medical accident has significant emotional and financial consequences for you and your family, and we will do everything we can to make the process run as smoothly as possible for you. 

We strongly believe that every victim of medical negligence is entitled to just as good, if not better, legal representation than that provided to the State, hospital boards and medical consultants.

Step 1

We believe proper access to justice is a fundamental right and not a privilege.

Step 2

We hope in all cases to obtain an explanation for what happened to you.

Step 3

We strive to hold the doctor or hospital accountable for their actions.

Step 4

Our aim is to secure proper compensation wherever appropriate.

Am I eligible for a wills, probate & estate management claim?

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If you have any questions or queries, please find our contact information below, or you can fill out our contact form.

Ready to help

Our team of medical negligence claim solicitors will do all they can to ensure that any mistakes made in your care and treatment are acknowledged, and that you receive the appropriate compensation.

Ray Fitzpatrick
Ray Fitzpatrick
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Ray Fitzpatrick
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Ray works in the mainly in the areas of Property/Probate, Commercial Law and Renewable Energy. He advises companies in a business focused and practical manner in relation to a broad range of issues. These include shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, loan agreements, guarantees, and franchise agreements.
Eleanor McKiernan
Eleanor McKiernan
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Eleanor McKiernan
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has been in practice in the town of Gorey, County Wexford for over 15 years. Eleanor specialises in property law both residential and commercial and has extensive experience in the areas of property sales and purchasers, both residential and commercial, new residential housing developments, agricultural land, voluntary transfers and mortgages. She also has considerable experience in dealing with Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills, Probate and Landlord and Tenant leases. Eleanor is a member of the Conveyancing Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and the current Vice-Chair.
Edel O Brien
Edel O Brien
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Edel O Brien
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Edel has gained a wealth of experience since qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. She specialises in conveyancing, and probate matters, including wills, probate and administration of estates, the extraction of all types of grants of representation including dealing with complicating factors such as incapacitated administrators, appointment of committees, and probate litigation.
Sarah Lavelle
Sarah Lavelle
Associate
, Solicitor
Sarah Lavelle
Associate
, Solicitor
Sarah joined Augustus Cullen Law in January 2021 and is based in our Property Law and Private Client Departments. Sarah has considerable experience acting on behalf of vendors and purchasers in residential and commercial conveyancing transactions involving both second-hand and new-build properties.

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On the 16 April 2013 Augustus Cullen Law succeeded in settling, on an interim award basis, a claim on behalf of a 7 year old little boy who suffered from prolonged, partial asphyxia during labour as a result of failure on behalf of the midwifery and obstetric staff at Limerick Maternity Hospital to recognise the obvious signs of foetal distress demonstrated on the CTG trace.

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If you have any questions or queries, please find our contact information below, or you can fill out our contact form.