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Hugh McGroddy
Dublin - Our People

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33 Upper Merrion Street Dublin 2 Co. Dublin
null +353 (1) 8499311

Our People

William J. Brennan

Joint Managing Partner - BComm, DLS, Solicitor


William qualified as a solicitor in 2001 in Binchys Solicitors (later to merge with Maples and Calder) and worked there until 2007 before setting up his own firm in September 2007. William has excellent experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and property law. William now focuses mainly on Dispute Resolution, Commercial litigation and Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency while at the same time actively managing the business’s day to day operations. Having studied Commerce originally in UCD, William finds that he is now spending a portion of his day tapping into that original grounding and works hard at adapting and enhancing his business model as the market dictates with an emphasis on Business Development and Marketing.

Hugh McGroddy

Joint Managing Partner, Solicitor (admitted: 1989)

University College, Dublin (BCL)


Hugh is joint managing partner. He was formerly a partner in Binchys and Maples and Calder Solicitors where he was head of the property department.

Hugh has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property including acquisitions and disposals, property investment transactions, joint ventures, development agreements, property tax, planning and all aspects of property finance.

Marie-Clare Morrissey



Marie-Clare was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors at Easter 2007. In 2009, she received a Diploma in Commercial Litigation administered by the Law Society.

Marie-Clare joined the Litigation Department of William J. Brennan & Company in April 2011 and has brought with her an excellent range of specialties. Her Commercial Litigation experience includes the prosecution and defence of various claims on foot of construction agreements (to include building agreements, collateral warranties and guarantees) on behalf of a number of Landlords and Property Developers either through the Courts System or by Arbitration.

Janet Lanigan

Solicitor-Conveyancing and General Litigation


Janet initially began working with the firm as a Legal Executive some many years ago.  She studied and trained with the firm resulting in her being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors early 2014.
Janet has a vast amount of experience in general practice, ranging from Landlord and Tenant disputes and general Conveyancing to acting also in relation to Family Law disputes and Probate matters.

She focuses now mainly on Commercial Conveyancing to include acquisitions, sales and leasing.


Daniel McLaughlin

Solicitor- Commercial Property and Employment

Daniel qualified as Solicitor in 2002 and has acquired a broad range of experience in personal injuries matters, employment law and all property related law in medium sized firms in Dublin and the North East prior to joining William J. Brennan & Co. in August 2014. He assists William in managing the Ashbourne branch of the practice. Daniel acts for corporate clients in both commercial leasing and employment law and private clients in personal injuries and property related matters.


Gerry O’Hanlon

Solicitor- Commercial Property

Gerard is an experienced and focused solicitor with over 20 years in private practice specializing in residential and commercial property, banking, construction, wind energy and corporate transactional support.

A former partner in both Binchy’s and LK Shields, Gerard has a proven track record in the delivery of legal excellence across a diverse range of practice areas in a timely and commercial manner.

Linda Currie

Legal Executive- Debt and General Litigation


Linda joined our firm in May 2011. She has many years’ experience in the areas of Conveyancing, Litigation and Debt Collection. Linda now works as a Legal Executive in our Litigation department while also assisting with property transactions in our Property Department.

Sabrina Meehan

Legal Executive - Conveyancing


Sabrina has been employed with William J Brennan since March 2009. She joined our firm as a Legal Secretary dealing mainly with Litigation including Debt Recovery and Personal Injuries Claims. She worked in our Dublin office for her first two years with our Firm.


Margaret Zdun

Macquarie University, Sydney (MA), Elms College , USA (BA), Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin (BA in Legal Studies), member of the ACCA and of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.


Margaret has been employed as the Accounts and Office Manager of William J. Brennan & Co. since joining in January 2009. Previously Margaret was working in the well-established international law firm of Maples and Calder.

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