Who we are

“I’m committed to obtaining commercial, bottom line driven solutions and to conclude cases to the timeline set by the client and on budget.”

Jim Gollogley
Our principal and founder Jim Gollogley qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and since that time has practised in Dublin city with several well known firms, in which he has held senior, leadership positions. Over the years he has worked in partner and consultant roles in both large and small firms and has thereby gained an informed overview of what works best in the organisation of a solicitor’s practice.

Jim’s practice has always had a business focus and with JS Gollogley Solicitors, the aim is to bring this wealth of experience to bear for the benefit of the firm’s increasing client base. His practice has encompassed many sectors over the years including SME, retail, hotels and other licensed businesses, banking and funding, commercial property investment and development, healthcare development and insolvency.

Well known for his common sense, “plain English approach”, Jim is committed to obtaining commercial, bottom-line driven solutions and to concluding cases on budget to the timeline set by the client. Jim has contacts with eminent professional firms in relevant fields such as accountancy, tax and architecture as well as with leading law firms in various parts of the UK, Europe and North America. He utilises these successfully as required for relevant aspects of clients’ business.

Recent examples of Jim’s work include:

  • Acting in the acquisition and disposal of various SME businesses
  • Advising on all aspects of franchising for a national brand
  • Renegotiation of a portfolio of commercial leases for a public company
  • Acting for various clients in reviewing facility letters and security documentation
  • Leading successful negotiations on behalf of a client with a financial institution to restructure and settle significant liabilities.
  • Acting in the acquisition of a well known national business out of examinership
  • Acting for a receiver in the detailed negotiation of an agreement to grant a lease of commercial premises for a very significant rent, which instruction included the settlement of large service charge liabilities.
  • Acting for a defendant client in achieving settlement on favourable terms of a complex commercial litigation in the High Court.

Jim has published many articles and has authored the Irish chapter of the International Council of Shopping Centre Handbook on Standard Commercial Lease Terms. He has also lectured and tutored at the Law Society of Ireland.

Dermot Murphy
Dermot is a consultant to the practice, specialising in commercial litigation and Intellectual Property work.

Dermot commenced practicing as a corporate lawyer in Dublin city over 20 years ago and has experienced many aspects of general legal practice, which add to his experience as a litigator in all courts of competent jurisdiction in the State but with particular experience in the rigorous demands of the Commercial Court. He also has considerable experience in advising SME companies and individuals in the area of intellectual property rights (an area of increasing asset value to modern Irish business).

Recent cases include:

  • Advisor to a party in an important recently reported case which has a significant bearing on Legal practice in Ireland
  • Successful actions against local authorities in relation to the return of bonds and contributions paid to local authorities
  • High value High Court plaintiff litigation in commercial matters
  • Negotiating with financial institutions in respect of distressed borrowers
  • Liqour licensing applications
  • Co-ownership dispute determination via alternative dispute resolution means
  • Sectors

    Our practice includes the following specific areas of specialisation:

    Commercial/Business law Commercial Property Investment, Disposal and Development (all asset classes) Commercial Leasing (all issues arising) Franchising Insolvency, including acting for Receivers and Liquidators, as well as Personal Solvency Issues Restructuring Intellectual Property Hotels, Restaurants & Public Houses Litigation & Dispute Resolution