Kirwan McKeown James Solicitors


Top class legal service in all areas of business



Welcome to Kirwan McKeown James Solicitors. We are a leading Irish law firm based in Dublin. We provide high quality, cost effective, legal advice in practice areas including Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Litigation & Disputes Resolution, Insurance, Licensing, Family Law, Commercial & Residential Property and Wills & Estate Planning.  

Our philosophy is based on getting to know and understand the nature of our clients’ industry or business and then offer a prompt and efficient service in a very cost effective manner.

The Partners prefer to remain the primary point of contact for all clients, so that a personal service is maintained. 

If you need help we would be delighted to hear from you.



3, Clanwilliam Square,
Grand Canal Quay,
Dublin 2, Ireland
Eircode: D02 V997

+353 (0) 1 661 2297
+353 (0) 1 678 7071

Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:30


News and Insights


Areas of Practice

Corporate and commercial law

Our Corporate & Commercial Solicitors provide a wide-ranging legal service to our Irish and international corporate clients primarily focussed on those in the SME sector.  That said some of the ‘medium sized’ enterprises might be just that by international standards but are very large orga... Read More 


KMJ has a long standing relationship with the Irish Brokers Association which is the foremost association of independent brokers in Ireland.  Our partner Anne-Marie James has been secretary to the IBA for many years.  She regularly advises members on various issues that are particular to th... Read More


Despite a reduction in the level of activity seen in the sale purchase and letting of commercial property during the economic downturn we continue to see clients having requirements for services in this area.  It might also be said that reductions in prices and higher potential yields has... Read More


This is an area of law our clients have constantly needed advice on. In the boom times advice on employment contracts and contracts for services; as well as safety and welfare at work and employee entitlements was the predominant feature.  Nowadays the focus can more be on redundancies, wh... Read More


Through a lengthy relationship with clients in the hospitality industry we are widely experienced in the requirements of Irish Intoxicating Liquor Legislation including related matters such as Dance Licences, Restaurant Certificates etc.  We can often represent clients in the Licensicing Courts. Read More


Like commercial property volumes and values have fallen significantly in the last number of years. That said we find many of our clients are still moving up or down the property ladder.  Some have families that are growing and others have families that have grown up.  Upsizing and downsizi... Read More


In good times and bad dispute can and do arise.  KMJ has extensive experience in dealing with both commercial and personal litigation. We also deal with alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation as well as processing matters before the Courts and/or the Comm... Read More


Like it or not marital breakdown is now a feature of modern Ireland and KMJ has the ability to advise personal clients on the rights entitlements and options available to people when the unfortunate break up occurs and occasionally in anticipation of this.  We can advise on: divorce, separa...  Read More


KMJ has extensive experience in planning for succession of family businesses which is a common feature of the Irish economic environment.  Many businesses have been established in previous generations and have been successfully passed on to the next one or even two generations and have Read More




I was referred to Kirwan McKeown James Solicitors through a colleague who couldn’t speak highly enough of the firm and it was the best referral I have ever received. Every step of the way I knew I was in the hands of consummate experienced professionals with the technical knowledge to back it up. In moments where I felt unsure of myself and lost in the legal world both Anne Marie and Claire gave me total confidence that we were on the right track.

They were very thorough throughout and extremely quick to reply to any queries I had and always kept me briefed on proceedings. In the end we had a very successful resolution far beyond my expectations in an extremely short time period. I recommend them highly and I will not hesitate to call upon their services again.
— JR

Kirwan McKeown James Solicitors were technical, methodical, and practical. They had a great understanding o four business and were able to mix the practical with the legal. Response times were excellent and we were extremely impressed with the level of expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters and the outcomes for our company.

Kirwan McKeown James was such a pleasure to work with. The partner Anne Marie gave sound advice and is very knowledgeable around the área of Business law. She expertly advised and protected me through the tricky sale of the business. I would highly recommend using their legal services.


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