Orpen & Co., Solicitors was a small family practice which was established in the mid-1800s and had an office at No. 41 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1. This practice comprised a number of solicitors from the Orpen family and was managed by Sir Richard John Theodore Orpen. Orpen & Co. acted as solicitors to the Clerical Society, the Church Lay Association and Royal Bank of Ireland.
Sir Richard John Theodore Orpen was a distinguished practitioner and served on a number of important committees, including the Dublin Society (1810) and as secretary of the committee of association for improvement of prisons and prison discipline in Ireland (1821).
Sir Richard was President of the Law Society 1860 – 76 and was knighted in 1868.
The name Orpen Franks arose on the merger of Orpen & Co., Solicitors with Franks & Oulton, Solicitors, in the 1960s.
In more recent times, Orpen Franks has incorporated a number of other renowned legal firms, including Tweedy & Co. Solicitors, Reeves Solicitors, and Montgomery and Chaytor Solicitors.
The firm continues to maintain its position as a top law firm in Ireland.
The knowledge and stability that comes with 200 years of practice, aligned with a dynamic and enthusiastic work force, means we can offer our clients the
expertise, experience and action they require.