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Introducing our law firm
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McKenna Durcan
Your Smart Legal Advisors

Introducing Our

Law Firm

McKenna Durcan is a Dublin based law firm with more than 50 years practical experience. 


We have an absolute dedication to client service.  We use our depth of knowledge, expertise and insights to achieve the best solutions for our clients.  


Our Business Sectors


Employment Law

We act for both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship including:


  • Recruitment

  • Contracts of employment 

  • Office policies and staff handbooks

  • Bullying/disciplinary matters and investigations

  • Termination - be it a negotiated severance agreement or a redundancy

  • Workplace Relations Commission complaints  


We provide insightful advice to our clients through the provision of a full range of employment law services. 


Property and Real Estate

We provide a full range of property services to our clients, who include lending institutions, investors and private clients.  We have built up a wealth of experience in the purchase, mortgage, re-mortgage and sale of all types of property including:


  • Residential

  • Office

  • Industrial

  • Warehouse

  • Retail


We act for both landlords and tenants in negotiating and concluding the terms of leases and letting of all types.


Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity

We advise on all types of GDPR and data privacy issues, including drafting policies, responding to data breach incidents, data protection commission interactions, and general data management strategies including processes and structures to ensure compliance with legislation.


Regarding cyber risks, we also provide advices on unauthorized access of data by employees and third parties, breaches of confidentiality, unauthorized disclosures, and legal input to cyber security plans. 


Litigation and Disputes

We act in all areas of commercial litigation. We look at all angles to the situation and then recommend a course of action that is best suited to our clients’ needs.  We consider our clients' commercial sensitivities and work to match them with a legal solution. Areas of litigation we practice in include:


  • Debt Enforcement

  • Contractual Disputes

  • Landlord and Tenant disputes

  • Mediation and arbitration

  • Shareholder Disputes

  • Banking Litigation

  • Defamation

  • IP Protection


The range of services we provide includes:


  • issuing a letter of demand

  • instituting or defending proceedings

  • enforcing a judgement

  • referring a claim before the regulatory authority.

Our Partners

Peter McKenna

Peter trained with Daniel Spring & Company and qualified as a solicitor in 2005 following a successful career as a professional rugby player with Leinster and Ireland. 


Peter specialises in employment law acting for both employers and employees on a broad assortment of workplace issues including investigations, disciplinary hearings, WRC complaints and Labour Court Appeals. He was the principal drafter of the first collective bargaining agreement in professional sport in Ireland, which is currently still in use. 


In addition, Peter is a member of the Technology Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and has wide ranging experience in data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters.  He provides advice on general corporate matters, including reviewing and advising on commercial contracts, with expertise in litigation and sports law.    


He is also a non-executive director with Rugby Players Ireland.  Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil law, Higher Diploma In Business Studies, Diploma In Management, Diploma In Employment Law, Diploma In Litigation And Corporate Governance, as well as a Certificate In Conveyancing.

Maresa Durcan

Maresa practices in corporate law, commercial lending and property matters.  Acting for a broad range of clients, Maresa has extensive experience in transactions across numerous industry sectors and international jurisdictions. 


Maresa is frequently engaged by other law firms to act as a professional expert.  She is renowned professionally for her expertise and skill in all matters property related.  


A sample of clients that Maresa has represented includes professional regulatory bodies, lending institutions, renewable energy developers and telecommunications providers.

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