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For more information on personal injury claims, call Owen Carty & Company Solicitors on 09064 72862 or email us using the enquiry form.


In contentious Business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.



Whether you are a first time buyer or moving up the property ladder, buying or selling a home can be both an exciting and anxious time.  The purchase or sale of property is a major milestone in a person’s life and one of the most important transactions that they will enter into and we appreciate that buying or selling a property is more than just a legal transaction.


We ensure that our clients understand and are at ease with the legal process of their transaction, explain same clearly without legal jargon and ensure you are kept up to date at all times with the progress of the transaction. At Owen Carty and Company we have many years experience in the area of conveyancing to include the following:-


  • House Purchases/Sales
  • Transfer to Children
  • Transfer to Joint Names
  • Mortgages/Re-mortgages.
  • Site Purchases/Sales and Transfers.
  • Registering Rights of Way.


We also provide legal services to both landlords and tenants in respect of residential letting agreements as well as advice on the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants under the Private Residential Tenancies Act.

We provide you with a detailed quotation to include all fees, vat and outlays at the outset of the transaction.


No matter what type of property transaction you may be considering, it is advisable to always consult a Solicitor before embarking on the purchase/sale/transfer of any property and before paying a deposit or signing any documentation.


For more information on property transactions, call Owen Carty & Company Solicitors on 09064 72862 or email us using the enquiry form.




Owen Carty and Company has been involved in numerous high profile medical negligence claims acting on behalf of clients in personal injury cases due to the negligence of hospitals, consultants, doctors and medical professionals.

Medical negligence is where a health care provider provides treatment to a patient which falls below acceptable standards within the medical profession.  The following are some areas of medical negligence which we can advise you on:-


  • Medical
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Birth Injuries
  • Obstetrics
  • Pregnancy and birth mismanagement
  • Joint Replacement
  • Dental
  • Orthodontic
  • Consultants
  • Doctors
  • Hospital
  • HSE
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Anaesthesia
  • Hepatitis Infection
  • Medical and Dental Product Liability
  • Brain Injury
  • Orthopaedics
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Delayed Diagnosis Claims
  • Surgical Claims
  • Blood Transfusion


To bring a medical negligence action in Ireland, it must be brought within the relevant time limits.  The Statute of Limitations imposes strict time limits in relation to claims.  In the case of Minors (persons under the age of 18 years) the time limits are extended by the legislation.  An allowance is also made under law for those who did not have knowledge of the wrongdoing and in these circumstances, the time may be extended.


If you think you may have a claim for medical negligence, please contact Owen Carty and Company on 09064 72862 or email us using our enquiry form.



Making a Will is probably one of the most important documents you will sign in your lifetime and therefore it is important to obtain legal advice in relation to it.  Although a Will can be a relatively straightforward document to prepare, if there are any mistakes or ambiguities in it, these may have the potential to raise difficulties and even invalidate the entire Will.  If such a situation arose, a person may be deemed to have died intestate

(i.e. without a Will) and the rules of intestacy would then be used to administer their estate.


Succession Law in Ireland is governed by The Succession Act 1965.


The following are basic rules which must be adhered to in relation to making a Will:-


  • You must be 18 or over to make a valid Will or married if under 18.
  •  You must be of sound disposing mind and completely understand the nature of the document you are completing.
  •  The Will must be in writing and it must be signed by you in the presence of two witnesses, who must sign the Will after you have signed the Will and must sign it in your presence.
  •  The witnesses cannot benefit under the Will. The Will is still valid but if a witness is named as a beneficiary, they will not be able to take any benefit under the Will.
  •  If you marry, any Will previously made becomes void.
  •  A Will is valid from the day it is signed and witnessed.  It does not have any effect until the date of death.
  •  It is very important to keep your Will up to date.



If you die without making a Will your estate will be distributed according to the law of intestacy.  Having a Will made ensures that your family know what your wishes are and to administer your estate according to your wishes.

We provide advice on the making of wills and administration of estates including the tax implications of estate planning.  The following are a summary of the services we provide:-


  • Drafting of Wills
  • Administration of Estates
  • Power of Attorney
  • Tax Advise on Estates
  • Trust Matters


If you would like advice in relation to any aspect of Wills & Probate, please contact Owen Carty and Company on 09064 72862 or email us using our enquiry form.



Owen Carty and Company Solicitors have many years of experience and expertise in the area of family law in the District Court, Circuit Court and High Court.


Marriage breakdown and matters relating to family law matters can be very stressful time in a persons life. We are well equipped with the knowledge, skills and expertise to approach these issues with sensitivity and offer realistic and practical solutions to clients who require advice in family law matters.


The main areas of family law in which we practice are:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Custody/Access/Maintenance
  • Non-marital relationships
  • Succession rights
  • Co-habitation issues
  • Nullity


We engage a broad panel of highly-experienced Barristers who specialise in the area of Family Law.


We believe that every possible effort should be made to try to resolve family law difficulties through negotiation or other mechanisms and it should only be as an absolute last resort that the parties should resort to court proceedings to resolve the matter.


Should you wish to have a confidential consultation regarding your circumstances and the avenues open to you, please do not hesitate to contact Owen Carty and Company or email us using our enquiry form.


Northgate St.  |  Athlone  |  Co.Westmeath  |  Dx 12025 Athlone

 Tel: +353 90 647 2862