Commercial Litigation

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Personal Injury

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Employment Law

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Downes Solicitors

Downes Solicitors provide corporate and private client legal services with a particular focus in the promotion and defending of civil litigation of all types.



Seamus Downes

– 2007, Founded

Downes Solicitors was founded in 2007 initially comprising two solicitors, namely founder Seamus Downes, and Dermot McKeon.

The firm from its commencement had a focus on litigation matters, covering a wide range of subjects including personal injury, and commercial disputes.

– 2013, Growing Team

The additions of David Ryan and Marc Hickey as solicitors brought further decades of experience to the firm and the firm is now well-positioned to attend to many types of litigation, and our services have grown to cover a broad spectrum of issues.

– 2021 , Looking forward

David Ryan and Marc Hickey joined the firm as partners in what was a significant milestone for the progression of the firm.

A client-centred approach has been appreciated by the clients of the firm, with each case being approached on its own individual merits (and complications) rather than assuming a “one size fits all” approach.

Experience is what counts, and Downes Solicitors have a wealth of experience available to assist you with your legal query.

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I can more than highly recommend Downes Solicitors – David Ryan was an absolute gentleman to deal with. In a time of great worry, his calming professionalism along with both strong knowledge and experience left me confident to leave all legal issues in his capable hands, while I focused on trying to recover as best I could from an accident. David consistently updated me on all matters even through covid 19 and was always at the other end of a phone to answer a query. I was glad for his good advice and will be eternally indebted to both David and his team Downes Solicitors.
E.C from Cork
After a very serious accident I met David Ryan through a recommendation and that too was a life altering experience. From that day on we felt secure , putting our future in his knowledgeable , professional hands . He answered our queries with patience and understanding and guided us through the many legal complexities / challenges. The successful outcome was due solely to the commitment of David and his excellent team of barristers.
AC from Cork
A real professional approach to my case, I worked with David and couldn’t recommend him enough he was hugely supportive and the staff on reception where always so nice and helpful anytime I needed to contact them. My case got settled, all very effectively & couldn’t be happier. I would use them again in the future - 🙏🏻
Shauna Ahern
Excellent Solicitors, easy to deal with. David Ryan was the solicitor I worked with and he was excellent. Highly recommended
Robert Byrne
Very professional and honest, would definitely recommend
Ellie Gallagher
Great service, hands on. Very professional outfit. If ever need advice on anything legal look no further.
Kevin Malone
Dermot was excellent in advising me through the whole process. Very friendly and professional. It may seem difficult at the start, but Dermot and his team were always on hand to guide me through it. I wouldn't hesitate returning in the future for representation.
Client from Dublin
I suffered a slip & fall accident and injured my knee when I fell. I contacted Downes Solicitors in Dublin to seek advice on whether or not I had a case. This was the best decision I made as I was re-assured that I had a good case. David Ryan took over my case & in all my dealings with David I found him to be very professional. He kept me updated regularly by e-mail & by phone. My court case was in November 2014 & it came to a successful conclusion as it was settled out of court. I firmly believe that I got this settlement as a direct result that I was represented by David Ryan of Downes Solicitors.  I have no hesitation in highly recommending David.
Pauline Byrne
I would like to thank Dermot McKeon and his team at Downes Solicitors for their professionalism in handling my personal injury from a road traffic accident. From the moment I spoke with Dermot, I found him to be courteous, confident, knowledgeable and honest about the strength of the case I had and possible outcomes. There was no hesitation from you about presenting a worst case scenario and not avoiding the unpleasant issues. At all times you explained everything to me in a language which I could understand and was well advised on the most appropriate steps forward. Dermot’s foresight was instrumental in my decision to reject the initial offers from the Personal Injuries Board and the Insurance Company. He undertook my case and proceeded it through to High Court proceedings. Dermot’s complete thoroughness and efficiency in his handling of my case ensured that I received the appropriate compensation. I would have no hesitation in using your services again and would definitely recommend Dermot to family, friends and work colleagues. Many thanks for everything.
MN Galway
I am very happy with the service provided for me by Downes solicitors. David Ryan was very helpful and easy to talk to. He talked to me in plain language and was easy to understand. Sometimes court cases are daunting but David put me at ease. Thanks for all the hard work.
Jackie from The Midlands
Downes solicitors, in particular my contact David Ryan, has always been exemplary. Their services are very professional, timely and of the highest ethical standards. At all times they provide excellent advice, expertise and information so the best outcome is achieved for their client. This has given me the security of knowing I am in safe hands. It will be a pleasure to continue this relationship in the future.
Susan from Dublin
After a car accident I contacted David from Downes Solicitors and was given professional and friendly advice. I received the best treatment and had complete faith in David throughout the process. An absolute honest and no-nonsense service.
Lorraine, Co Laois
I would whole heartedly recommend the service provided by David Ryan, at Downes Solicitors. By coincidence, I was put in contact with him and I will be forever grateful that I was! He successfully helped me to pursue my Personal Injury claim and I really feel that he helped make a difference to my case. At each stage, he explained clearly what was to happen next and made the whole process very manageable for me. Without exception, I found David to be extremely professional and very efficient – when he said he would do something he did! He is everything you would want your solicitor to be!
Nicola , Co Galway
Highly recommended the company many thanks for handling my claim hopefully I won’t have anymore accidents,but if I do I know who I’m going to call. Many thanks Mr Dermot McKeon, you really are amazing at you’re job been a pleasure.
Ladislav Basti
I would highly recommend Downes Solicitors , especially Dermot McKeon, as they are extremely reliable, professional, informative and punctual at what they do. They helped me through a difficult work accident claim which ended up being successful in the finish which I sincerely appreciate.
Rachel O’Sullivan



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