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    Many legal firms offer a wide range of services but at KOD/Lyons we pride ourselves on offering a specialist service to our clients in our chosen practice areas. Our meticulous approach to cases and our total commitment to our clients have ensured our reputation throughout Ireland.

      Practice Areas:

    Criminal Defence/Advisory/Road Traffic Offences/Business Crime:
    KOD/Lyons is consistently rated as one of the best criminal firms in Ireland. We deal with all summary and indictable matters from minor road traffic offences (including drink driving) to theft, serious fraud, terrorism, murder, drugs, child pornography, firearms, sexual offences, robbery, confiscation of assets/monies, Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB).

    Immigration/Asylum Law:
    Our dedicated Immigration Department advises on citizenship, naturalisation, asylum, deportation, visas, work permits, family reunification and welfare benefits whilst in Ireland. Our solicitors, who are recognised as specialists in this area, have been involved in numerous landmark cases.

    Extradition/European Arrest Warrants/Mutual Legal Assistance:
    We have dealt with numerous extradition requests and European Arrest Warrants. We can also advise on the Interpol system (including Interpol Red Notices) and on all aspects of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

    Child Law:
    Our highly specialised, dedicated Youth Crime and Childcare & Child Protection Departments are leaders in their fields, advocating for children’s rights in all sectors of society.

    Disability Law:
    KOD/Lyons works on behalf of individuals and together with non-governmental organizations in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Ireland, by providing effective legal advice and representation in a number of different arenas.

    Equality and Discrimination:
    We act for individuals and organisations such as charities, campaigning groups , companies and NGO’s who raise issues in relation to discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political beliefs, race, civil status, membership of the Traveller Community and age.

    Miscarriages of Justice/Judicial Review:
    We have acted in many high profile cases and have wide experience in all areas including emergency orders to protect breaches of human rights and representing those with grievances against State bodies and the Gardai.

    Employment Law:
    We provide representation before all Employment Tribunals, advice on fair procedures, bullying and harassment in the workplace, employee handbooks and health and safety advice and statements.

    Prison Law:
    Whether you are a long-term or recently detained prisoner, we can advise you on your rights whilst detained, appeals against conviction and/or sentence, proceeds of crime, post-release supervision orders and repatriation during or after detention.

    Housing/Welfare Law:
    We will deal with any issue involving local housing authorities, landlords, tenants, ownership and repairs. We can assist in advising in relation to applications to the social welfare appeals office and in relation to supplementary allowances to the HSE.

    Mental Health Law:
    We can advise you if you or one of your family members is compulsorily detained under the Mental Health Act 2001, in relation to fitness to plead assessments and implications and other legal assistance for those with mental health issues.

    Personal Injury Actions (including medical negligence) and Claims to the Injuries Board:
    There are many types of personal injury, causing a wide range of illness and accident claims. These range from accidents at work to professional negligence. We can advise you on your legal options and represent you should you wish to proceed with your claim.

    Family Law:
    Divorce, judicial separation, childcare and custody applications, separation agreements, resolution of financial disputes including maintenance payments and marital property arrangements, disputes between unmarried couples and advice on civil partnerships.

    Garda Complaints
    We provide advice and assistance to clients in the processing of complaints to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). We provide advice at all stages of the process, from the initial complaint through to hearing and resolution. 


    All solicitors at KOD/Lyons are members of the Criminal Legal Aid Panel and can represent clients under the Criminal Justice Legal Aid Scheme. Under this scheme, those eligible, will have all their legal costs paid by the State. We will advise you as to your eligibility for public funding.

    All fee paying clients will be charged a fair price for work done. You will be advised from the outset of the fee structure and any ancillary expenses. We are always prepared to discuss fees and we will always keep costs within a reasonable range.

    We will provide free initial advice on any enquiry.

      24 Hour Assistance 365 Days per Year

    KOD/Lyons operate a 24 hour solicitor-on-call system. Should you require urgent out of hours assistance at a Garda Station, court representation at short notice or immediate legal advice, a solicitor will always be able to help.

      Contact Us

    Ushers Court
    31-33 Ushers Quay
    Dublin 8

    Tel: 01
    Fax: 01
    Urgent calls (24 hours): 08