Your Smart Legal Advisors
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
We act for both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship including:
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:
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:
Landlord and Tenant disputes
Mediation and arbitration
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.
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 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.