Maura Hurley Solicitors

Full-Service Law Firm in Dublin, Ireland

Maura Hurley Solicitors

DMG Business Centre
9-13 Blackhall Place

Dublin 7

Phone+353 (1) 799-4574
Fax +353 (1) 799-4501

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Law Firm Overview

Maura Hurley Solicitors is a successful full service legal practice offering legal representation and services in the areas of divorce, judicial separation, custody, guardianship, family mediation, criminal defense, road traffic offenses, criminal damage, extradition, European arrest warrants, corporate crime, homicide, sexual offences, assault, drunk driving, dangerous driving, personal injury (plaintiff), employment law, immigration, asylum, humanitarian leave, citizenship, and debt collection.

We provide a comprehensive range of services to the personal and business client with a commitment to the highest standards of integrity, confidentiality and professionalism. We seek to get to know our clients personally and gain a thorough understanding of their concerns. Our legal advice is practical, confidential and adds value. This office provides an agency service for other solicitors in dealing with family, civil and criminal matters involving their clients in the Dublin Courts and clients are immediately advised by this office to return to their own solicitors when their case has determined.

Maura Hurley, Solicitor, is a Tutor in the Law Society of Ireland, a member of the Criminal Legal Aid Panel Nationwide and a member of the Private Practitioners Scheme (Legal Aid) in Dublin. Maura Hurley is an Accredited Mediator with Friary Law.

Year this Office was Established: 2005

Languages: English, Irish

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Bullying and Harassment at Work; Health & Safety at Work; Road Traffic Offences; Child Abduction; Child Care; Co-habitation Agreements; Judicial Separation; Maintenance; Debt Collection; Extradition Warrants; European Arrest Warrants; Accidents at Work; Fatal Injury Claims; Road Traffic Accidents; Garda Compensation Claims; Injuries Board Applications; Trip and Fall Accidents; Professional Negligence.

Areas of Law Description

The scope of our practice includes:

- Divorce

A divorce allows both parties to terminate their marital relationship and remarry having been granted a decree of divorce.

The Grounds for a Divorce are as follows:-

The parties must have been living apart for a period of four years out of the previous five years.

There must be no reasonable prospect of reconciliation between the parties.

The courts are in a position to make Property Adjustment Orders, Pension Adjustment Orders and Maintenance Orders, access and custody orders and domestic violence orders namely safety and barring orders and any further orders subject to the Jurisdiction of the court.

An application for a Decree of Divorce may be made in either the Family Circuit Court or the High Court and Maura Hurley Solicitors are here to help you with the application and to give you advices in respect of the procedure. and will deal with such applications nationwide.

- Judicial Separation

An application for a Decree of Judicial Separation may be made in either the Family Circuit Court or in the High Court.

The grounds for a Decree of Judicial separation are as follows:

1. The parties have been living separate and apart for a period of at least one year immediately prior to the date of the application for a Decree of Judicial Separation.

2. The Respondent has committed Adultery

3. That the Respondent has behaved in such a way that the applicant cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent.

4. That there has been desertion of the applicant by the respondent for a continuous period of at least one year prior to the application for a Decreed of Judicial Separation.

5. That the marriage has broken down to the extent that the court is satisfied that in all the circumstances that a normal marital relationship has not existed between the parties for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the date of the application for a decree of judicial separation.

The court has the Jurisdiction to make Pension Adjustment Orders Property Adjustment Orders, Custody and Access Orders, Maintenance Orders, Orders under the Domestic Violence Acts such as Safety and Barring Orders and any further orders within the Jurisdiction of the Courts.

Please contact Maura Hurley Solicitors for assistance with your application, and she will provide a nationwide service Applications for a Decree of Judicial Separation can be made in the Family Circuit Court or the High Court.

- Civil Partnership and Cohabitation

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act of 2010.

The court may on the application to it on behalf of either of the Civil Partners or by any other person who in the opinion of court has a sufficient interest in the matter make one or more of the following orders in relation to a Civil Partnership.

1. An order declaring that the Civil Partnership was at its inception a valid Civil Partnership

2. An order declaring that the Civil Partnership subsisted on a date specified in the application

3. An order declaring that the Civil Partnership did not subsist on a date specified in the application other than the date of its inception

1.The court may only make an order if one of the Civil Partners is domiciled in Ireland on the date of the application
2. Has been ordinarily been resident in Ireland throughout the period of one year immediately
preceding the date of the application

3. Dies before the date of the application and was at the time of death domiciled in Ireland or had been ordinarily resident in the state throughout the period of one year immediately preceding the date of the application.

The courts can make property adjustment orders, pension orders, Maintenance orders etc.

Maura Hurley Solicitors can assist you with advice and preparing the application for court and provides a nationwide service.

- Cohabitants

A qualified Co-Habitant means an adult who was in a relationship of Co-Habitation with another adult and who immediately before the time the relationship ended whether through death or otherwise was living with the other adult as a couple for a

1. Period of 2 years or more in the case where they are the parents of one or more children and

2. 5 Years or more i any other case

The court has the Jurisdiction to make property adjustment orders, Pension Adjustment Orders, Maintenance Orders and Custody and Access orders and any other orders within the Jurisdiction of the Courts.

Maura Hurley Solicitors can advise and assist you with the preparation of the application and she provides a nationwide service.

- Road Traffic Offences

We provide legal advice in dealing with all areas of road traffic law, including drunk driving, dangerous driving, and commercial traffic offences. Our aim is not only to defend motoring prosecutions but also to minimize the severity financial penalties and periods of disqualification. We provide legal advice in the areas of speeding, no insurance, tax etc.

- Debt Collection

Our debt collection service covers every aspect of the legal process, from meeting with clients, taking instructions, issuing proceedings in the District, Circuit and High Courts, dealing with defended cases in all courts, enforcement of all judgment methods, including registration of judgment mortgages, bankruptcy and order for sale proceedings, updating clients and advising on effective debt management.

- Defamation and Privacy

We act for individuals and corporates who are the subject of inaccurate media coverage which has resulted in harm to the individual or corporates.

- Employment Law

Our firm advises on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment and selection through to termination of employment.

- Extradition Warrants and European Arrest Warrants

We have considerable experience in assisting foreign nationals who face Extradition proceedings throughout the EU. We have experience in the following areas of extradition law: European Arrest Warrant / Surrender, procedure for surrender / extradition and refusing surrender / extradition.

- Immigration

In this new and emerging area of law, we can offer expert legal advice and service. Whether you need a visa to enter Ireland for work, business, to join an EU spouse/partner or Irish National spouse or partner or for family reunification, we can guide and support you through the process.

- Personal Injury

Our firm advises plaintiff private clients on all types of personal injury claims including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liability claims, medical negligence and product liability claims. We strive to achieve the best possible result for our clients, be it through negotiation and settlement or trial, in as short a time as possible. We represent clients in all courts from District to Supreme Court, throughout the country and in relation to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

- Professional Negligence

Our professional negligence team has extensive experience and expertise in advising and representing clients taking, or the subject of, professional negligence actions in respect of: engineers, architects, auctioneers, solicitors, barristers, medical professionals and other professionals.

- Sexual Offences

Our firm has worked on sexual allegations of all kinds. Sometimes the case is a straight dispute over facts, but often there is expert evidence, whether computer evidence in an internet pornography case, psychological evidence in an allegation of childhood abuse, or straightforward forensic evidence. We will always ensure the best expert input.


Ms. Maura Hurley
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