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History of Practice

The practice was founded by the late John V. Lombard in 1938 and was located at Charlotte Row. His son Garrett Lombard qualified in 1963 and took over the practice. In 1980 the practice moved to newly built premises at Market Square. The late Michael Cullen joined the practice in 1988 and in 2004 the business moved to its present location in McDermott Street. Garrett Lombard retired in 2009. Garrett Fitzpatrick took over the practice in 2018 and sadly Michael Cullen passed away in the same year. Whilst the practice has continued to go from strength to strength, Michael is greatly missed by all of his remaining colleagues in Lombard Cullen & Fitzpatrick, by his clients, by all who knew him and, of course his family.


GARRETT FITZPATRICK

Garrett Fitzpatrick is the Principal of the Firm and has extensive experience as a Solicitor. Garrett originally worked in Dublin for many years and moved to Gorey in 2006 setting up the practice of Garrett Fitzpatrick Solicitors which is now Lombard Cullen & Fitzpatrick.
Garrett brings many years experience to all types of Litigation. He has vast experience in Personal Injury litigation including Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, Public Liability and Fatal Injuries cases. In terms of litigation generally he has advised and represented clients in cases involving Commercial disputes, Defamation, Employment Law and Judicial Review.

Garrett also has wide experience in family law and in all types of property transactions including residential, commercial and agricultural conveyancing.


GERALDINE A DUNNE Solicitor

Geraldine is experienced in all areas of civil litigation. She has extensive general practice experience managing a large private client caseload. Geraldine has 19 years’ legal experience working extensively in the areas of civil litigation and family law. Geraldine is a trained collaborative family lawyer. Geraldine acts for both businesses and private clients in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. She is also experienced in property law.

Experience:

  • Involved in many leading and high profile cases.
  • Management of personal injury claims, catastrophic and fatal injury claims.
  • Settlement of high value claims through settlement negotiations.
  • Successfully representing clients on a diverse range of issues.
  • Acted for clients in family disputes at all Court levels.Acted for major insurance companies, local authorities and financial institutions in the prosecution and defence of cases.
  • Buying and selling houses and apartments.
  • Advises Landlord and Tenant clients in the drafting and negotiation of leases.

  • Purchase of investment properties.
  • Re-mortgaging.
  • Commercial property transactions to include the leasing of all forms of property.

Memberships:

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Wexford Solicitors Bar Association

MANDY WALSHE

Mandy joined the Firm in May 2015 having qualified as a Solicitor in 2005.  Before joining the Firm Mandy worked in private practice and as an In-House Banking Solicitor for one of the country’s main financial institutions.  She is an experienced Practitioner who specialises in conveyancing matters acting for both private clients and corporate clients regarding the purchase/sale and mortgage of residential, commercial and agricultural property.  Mandy also has comprehensive experience in the area of Wills/Enduring Powers of Attorney/Probate or Administration of estates and all other associated matters.


REBECCA NOCTOR

Rebecca holds an Honours Law Degree from the Institute of Technology Waterford. She was a Trainee in the Firm of Garrett Fitzpatrick Solicitors. She qualified as a Solicitor in April 2017. Rebecca specialises in conveyancing matters, advising clients on the purchase/sale/transfer and mortgaging of property and guiding them through the conveyancing process. Rebecca also acts for clients in relation to Wills and the administration of Estates. She is experienced in family law matters.


Anna O'Donovan

ANNA O’DONOVAN

Anna is the Practice Manager and has a Law Degree from the Institute of Technology Carlow and is a member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives. She has over 25 years’ experience of working in Solicitors’ offices. She acts for clients in the purchase and sale of residential, commercial and agricultural properties. She has also vast experience in the administration of the Estates of deceased persons and the taxation issues that arise from such administrations.


CAROLINE KINCH

Caroline has worked as a Legal Executive for over 25 years.  She is experienced in debt recovery for clients in all Irish Courts and also has considerable experience of Liquor Licensing and related matters.   She acts for builders and developers in the sale of units in housing estates and apartment developments.

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