Private Client

Our Private Client service delivers the personal touch and expertise that many firms strive to offer. All matters are dealt with in strict confidence and with the highest of professional standards that all our clients enjoy.

BKD Architects

... real team players, highly commercially aware, and extremely competent. I have no doubt that the obvious commercial success of these projects owes much to the involvement of Sheehan and Co.

This sector has grown rapidly, having an understanding of the requirements of many of the individuals, having dealt with them in their corporate capacity. Indeed, our success in the Private Client Area has lead to a marked increase of new clients' instructions annually as our reputation spreads.

Lambert Smith Hampton

We have found Sheehan and Company's combination of expertise, experience, dedication, bespoke service and attention to detail to be of the highest possible standard.

In addition to the areas outlined below, we advise on issues of domicile, residence, citizenship, the financial implications of immigration and emigration, and all matters of concern to those taking up residence in Ireland.


We can also guide you in obtaining advice on your investments, pensions and on any other personal matters.
Every aspect of work carried out on behalf of the private client is directly supervised by a partner, with the support of an expert team.


Sheehan and Co's... level of professionalism, combined with an astute set of skills has allowed our company our company to feel in secure hands, when requiring legal advice.

The following are typical of the types of transactions that fall to be dealt with by the Private Client team:

  • Wills
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts
  • Probate Administration
  • Administration of Estates
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Charities, Clubs, and Religious Institutions
  • Family Law



Often overlooked the importance of planning the distribution of your estate and meeting the needs of your family cannot be overemphasised. With comprehensive advice on all aspects of will-making from our specialists we help to ensure piece of mind for all our clients.

Tax Planning

We offer advice on the taxation implications of wills, trusts and succession generally. Our focus is to ensure our clients deal with their assets in the most tax efficient manner while ensuring their bequests are not forgotten.


We advise on the creation of settlements and trusts, on the obligations and duties of trustees and on the rights of the beneficiaries, the restructuring, winding up and dissolution of trusts.

Probate Administration

A fundamental concern of the private client is the fast and efficient administration of their affairs after their death. We deal with all matters concerning the issue of probate and the administration of estates, both for our own clients and for other professionals requiring advice on aspects of Irish law.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

We advise clients on the appropriateness of enduring powers of attorney, the inherent risks associated with them that can create onerous financial obligations on the donor.

Charities, Clubs and Religious Institutions

We work closely with charities and non-profit organisations and have built up considerable experience on the legal issues faced by charitable organisations. We also advise these bodies on property transactions and the application process for seeking tax-exemption status, as well as the specific issues which may arise in the day-to-day administration and operation of trusts, charities and clubs.

Family Law

This is an essential practice area to our Private Client division and thus benefits from substantial knowledge from our practitioners. The breakdown of a relationship gives rise to varied and wide ranging effects on your family relationships, your business and pensions and consequently has legal, financial and taxation implications. To ensure the most beneficial result we adopt a constructive and commercial approach each and every situation. Our family law group has extensive experience in all aspects family law, to include separation and divorce, property and financial implications of relationship breakdown to include individuals with high value complex financial affairs.

Finnegan Menton

... highly professional and extremely efficient to work with.