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Welcome to Orpen Franks

Orpen Franks is one of Ireland’s leading law firms for both private and corporate clients. With over 200 years’ experience, the firm has a reputation for delivering excellence in a professional and personal way.

Our specialist team of lawyers provide legal advice, solutions and results to individual clients, businesses and corporations throughout Ireland and abroad. We are passionate about ensuring that our clients achieve the results they seek. We offer commercially astute advice with regards to our clients’ business needs.

We also offer compassionate advice to individual clients in all areas, ranging from medical negligence and catastrophic injuries to contesting a will and the administration of estates.

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With over 200 years’ experience, the firm has a reputation for delivering excellence in a professional and personal way.

Practice Areas

With over 200 years’ experience, the firm has a reputation for delivering excellence in a professional and personal way.

Our People

David Flood


Peter Walsh

Managing Partner

John O’Donovan


Commercial Property and Corporate & Commercial Department

Awards and Accolades

Personal Injury Medical Negligence Award 2019

Awards and Accolades


Same Sex Female Couples Recognised as Co-Parents

Guidelines for Access during Covid-19

Newstalk Interview On New Access Guidelines for Separated Parents

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Stephen, BancTec Limited

“During a recent commercial property transaction, we had occasion to engage the services of Orpen Franks and we were delighted with the level of service and attention to detail shown by Ms Fionnuala Murphy and her colleagues which resulted in a successful conclusion of the transaction within a very aggressive timescale. We would certainly re-engage with Ms Murphy and her team at Orpen Franks should a future need arise.”

Susanna Murdoch, Secretary/Director, Friends Trusts (Eire) Ltd.

“For the past number of years we have been working with Fionnuala Murphy and the team at Orpen Franks on a complex property matter. Fionnuala is a pleasure to do business with as she is not only extremely professional but also friendly and approachable with great patience. She is very knowledgeable, calm, reassuring and available and has helped us work through challenging, complex legal situations. Fionnuala has a great understanding of our particular organisational structures and values and takes into account our specific requirements. I would highly recommend Fionnuala and the team at Orpen Franks.”


“I have worked with Fionnuala Murphy on a number of occasions due to my involvement both with Dun Laoghaire Methodist Church and Bloomfield Care Centre. At all times I have found her to be both efficient and approachable. She has excellent interpersonal skills in that she develops a good relationship and communicates well with her clients and she has the ability to think creatively, when finding solutions to problems. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Dominick/Geraldine Duffy

“As long-standing clients of Orpen Franks it is our experience, with regard to both personal and corporate legal matters, that as a firm they offer a service that is unparalleled, always acting with the highest degree of integrity and responsiveness all whilst ensuring that the client feels protected and respected.
Kind regards”


“Dear Fionnuala
A heart felt thank you for all your help and guidance through the complex legal issues that unfolded during my project. Your professional integrity is unquestionable and the reassurance of knowing you are there is invaluable.
Best wishes”

John Donohue

“My Brothers and I sold a property with Orla’s assistance. We found her very professional and her attention to detail was exceptional. It was a pleasure to do business with her.”

Michael Hannan

“When I first met Orla O’Connell, she assisted in a conveyance of a large property and noticed her attention to detail and calm manner. I am very happy, that she is presently solely involved in conveying two different properties for me. She has gained my complete confidence because of her manner, diligence and urgency towards getting issues resolved. Above all she has integrity, which has been my requirement and experience of The Orpen Franks practice over 38 years of sole and confident association.”


“Dear Rachael
We are delighted to finally draw a line under this part of our lives and begin the next chapter. I am in no doubt that it would not have been so successful without your help and hard work. We are eternally grateful to you and if a situation should arise we will highly recommend you.
Fondest regards”

Caoimhe and James Fox

“We got great advice and direction from Rachael when we met her and even though the case didn’t progress much further she was always professional and compassionate.”


“Dear Rachael,
I just want to thank you for all the work you have been doing on my behalf – I am glad I found you.”


“Dear Rachael,
Thank you for all you have done for us over the past few years.”


“To Rachael and the staff at Orpen Franks,
Thank you for all your support over the past 3 years, and wishing you love, peace, health and happiness for Christmas and the New Year.”


“Dear Rachael,
Thank you so much for everything. I have no doubt that you were instrumental in ensuring the matter resolved so quickly and favourably.

Thank you.”


“Dear Rachael
Perhaps it is because you deal with medical negligence and all the grief that so often entails, but I was struck, and appreciated, how you so quickly recognised how distressing the past several years have been for me.”

Mary (medical negligence client)

“Dear Rachael,
Many thanks for all your help and kindness.”

Ed O’Brien

Our experience of working with Rachael has been very positive. Alongside providing a professional service to her clients, she has an authentic interest in what it is they want and need. She uses her vast experience in the medical negligence and personal injury sector to ensure she achieves the best possible outcomes for families. In cases where future care is needed, Rachael has proven she can secure a suitable, sustainable and cost effective service for the family. We gained a reassurance from the openness and knowledge she displayed in her engagement with us from the outset.


Dear Rachael
Thank you for everything you have done for me and for helping me to achieve justice. Yourself and the barristers involved in my case were so kind and so professional.


We can never thank you enough for all off your support through this process, without which, we would probably have given up and not sought the answers to my questions.

Barry Kennelly

We have worked with Rachael on a number of professional negligence cases where she was acting for the plaintiffs. We have always found her to be very professional and proactive with great attention to detail. She has always demonstrated a clear understanding of her clients’ requirements and an ability to isolate and focus on the pertinent issues.


I cannot let today go without saying a big thank you for all your help over the last 5 years. I have found that it has been a battle all the way and your help and assistance, not only in legal matters but in adding a sane voice/calm head has been invaluable. Your good humor, tenacity and patience has not gone unnoticed by our company, and in particular the Chairman, me! We will have no hesitation in recommending you and Orpen Franks services to anyone going forward!


“John – a HUGE thank you – You were so great to accompany Mum to appointments in the Four Courts. And thank you for all your ongoing help and advice regarding the documents necessary for the Fair Deal. We are all very appreciative that you are once again going way above and beyond with helping us out”


“Dear John – I can’t thank you enough for looking after me so well. It was a very lucky day when I met you – how many years ago ???. Your sincerely,

Ian Robertson

“I have no hesitation in writing to say how pleased I have been with the service received from Grainne Butler and all the staff at Orpen Franks Solicitors. My family have used Orpen Franks on a number of matters over the years and most recently in dealing with the Estate of my late Mother. The Estate has been dealt with most efficiently and speedily. It is so refreshing when someone says that they are going to do something and it is done without fuss or delay. I am more than happy with the friendly and efficient service given by Grainne.”


“Hi Grainne
I just wanted to write and say how much I appreciated your work on our behalf just before the Christmas break in regard to the property.
You turned the whole thing around under a really tight timescale and yet did it all with a tremendous attention to detail.
Nora and I really appreciated the thoroughness and speed with which you handled the whole thing and enabled us to benefit from the Capital Gains relief.
I know there is more still to do – but did not want such an effort to go unappreciated.
All best.”

Tiffney Quinn

“Fionnuala managed the sale of my house in 2014. She was very personable, highly knowledgeable and very focused. Any roadblocks were met with solutions and recommendations almost instantly.
She steered us through the minefield that can be selling property in Ireland. What impressed me most was her integrity and determination to do the right thing to ensure that any legal issues where fully and properly resolved which had not been the case on previous sales of this property.
I would definitely use her again and would highly recommend her for conveyancing.”

Lynn, Frank, Jessica and Andrew

“We are writing to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your immense contribution to our unusual venture. Your reassurance and personal approach through every stage of the process eased our way through what could have been a very difficult time. We all join in expressing our gratitude to you and the Orpen Franks team and wish you all the best for 2015.”

Jimmy & Ena

“My dear Gráinne, Just a short note on behalf of Jimmy & myself to express our thanks for all your kindness and thoughtfulness over the past 2 years. Warmest wishes.”

Private Client

“She updated me on every step and gave her recommendations on every stage to make me feel more confident and decide that what is best for me. Clare Flavin is the BEST lawyer.”


Rachael, on behalf of the family I wish to thank you for all you achieved for the family at Mediation. It’s a great relief to us all that the case has been settled. We can never thank you enough.

“Affording me the opportunity for justice in medical negligence Orpen Franks, in succeeding in winning the case – undid a great deal of hurt and ultimately restored my faith in human nature. For that I am very grateful.”


“Clare, you were there for me every step of the way, even during the surgical process. Every phone conversation, every email, I felt a genuine empathy and heartfelt care. Yes, I won’t miss life in litigation, but I will miss you.”


“Rachael, for taking me on (and at the 11th hour), for sticking by me during tough turbulent times, for your maternal empathy – but above all, for saving me, not just from the jaws of a complex and clinical legal process – but from myself. For all that I thank you. Clare, you were there for me every step of the way, even during the surgical process. Every phone conversation, every email, I felt a genuine empathy and heartfelt care. Yes, I won’t miss life in litigation, but I will miss you.”


“I will be forever grateful for how understanding and compassionate you were towards my case. I cannot thank you all enough, you went above and beyond for my case.”

Cormac, Arklow

“I have always had complete confidence that everything that needed to be done was being done, and Deirdre Burke has always kept me fully informed with all developments. Her level of customer service is second to none. No calls or questions are left unanswered and nothing is too much trouble. In the areas where Deirdre Burke specializes, you could not ask for a more competent and compassionate team on your side.”

Pam, Terenure

“Deirdre Burke was my advisor during a very difficult marital breakdown. Deirdre not only provides the best advice but her unique ability to listen and guide me during each step of the process made it easier to manage. Deirdre looks for the best solution for her clients which is very much centred around the children, while at all times looking for an amicable outcome for both parties where possible. I would highly recommend her work to any respective client requiring advice on marital breakdown.”


“Clare Flavin was totally professional and I always found her to be so approachable and provided regular updates.  I am grateful and thankful to her that she led my case to a successful outcome.”

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Orpen Franks Solicitors

28 & 30 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

Telephone: +353 1 637 6200

Facsimile: +353 1 637 6262