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David practices, writes and lectures extensively in Employment Law and human resource related matters; he is an ongoing contributor to various web-based research programmes and professional periodicals.

Gaffney Solicitors is a boutique law firm based in Cork specialising in Employment Law, General Litigation/Commercial Litigation, Business Law and Intellectual Property.

David Gaffney graduated from University College Cork with a B.A. Degree and subsequently obtained a Diploma in Legal Studies from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

David is a Practising Solicitor of the Law Society of Ireland, a Certified Insurance Practitioner with the Insurance Institute of Ireland and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. David gained litigation experience in Cork before taking an In House legal advisory role in a multi-national legal expenses insurance company where he was responsible for the provision of employment and commercial legal advice to corporate clients. David subsequently joined a large commercial Dublin law firm before returning to Cork where he worked in a well-known law firm before ultimately establishing Gaffney Solicitors. Gaffney Solicitors was founded on the basis of only providing advice on certain specific legal areas so as to ensure clients benefit fully from experienced and specialised advice.

David practices, writes and lectures extensively in Employment Law and Human Resource related matters; he is an ongoing contributor to various web-based research programmes and professional periodicals. David represents both employers and employees before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court, and the Civil Courts.

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Our Services

Employment Law
Our team assists and advises organisations and individuals in every sector on employment relations. We advise human resource departments and management teams on both general and specific employment management matters.

We provide an extensive range of legal services to clients on all aspects of national and EU employment law and industrial relations.

We favour a partnership approach and work very closely with our clients to find practical, effective and creative solutions to their problems. Read More…

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Civil Litigation
Almost from inception, litigation has been a core strength of this firm. In particular, contractual disputes, defence and commercial litigation are major strengths of the office. Our client base includes a wide range of domestic and multinational organizations. We have particular regard to the individual needs and objectives of our clients and this is reflected in our client-focused approach to each case. Read More…
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Intellectual Property Law
On the advisory side of the practice, we advise clients in relation to the planning and execution of their intellectual property protection and commercialisation strategies. We have experience in relation to intellectual property law, copyright, trademark and patent law, licensing, technology transfer and research and development agreements. Read More…
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Business Law
We advise clients on a broad and comprehensive range of corporate transactions and commercial law matters. Our expertise and experience allows us to provide our clients with innovative practical solutions to commercial problems. We work closely with each client to meet their requirements based on their concerns, needs and expectations. Our team combines business insight with legal excellence and focuses on achieving practical and commercially-aware solutions. Read More…
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Testimonials

David is a truly exceptional solicitor. With his knowledge, advice, assistance, and attention to detail, he has helped us on a number of occasions over the last 7 years.
I cannot speak highly enough of David - without his help and work - sometimes late at night - things would have turned out very differently (and very unjustly).
I would like to add that he is responsive for a phone call to discuss the situation too - to prevent an issue snowballing
- a stitch in time as the saying goes and this is worth it's weight in gold too.

Simon Worley,
Manager / Director, The Edge Sports

Gaffney Solicitors
2018-07-31T16:33:27+00:00

Simon Worley,
Manager / Director, The Edge Sports

David is a truly exceptional solicitor. With his knowledge, advice, assistance, and attention to detail, he has helped us on a number of occasions over the last 7 years. I cannot speak highly enough of David - without his help and work - sometimes late at night - things would have turned out very differently (and very unjustly). I would like to add that he is responsive for a phone call to discuss the situation too - to prevent an issue snowballing - a stitch in time as the saying goes and this is worth it's weight in gold too.
I have used David's services to deal with employment law claims and litigation-related matters over the past few years,
all of which were successfully defended with David's assistance. In particular, David has represented us in relation to two alleged unfair dismissal claims,
which we believed were groundless, and David's advocacy at both hearings resulted in the dismissal of both claims.
David takes his work very seriously and fights to win every time.

Michael Melleney,
Body Blast Fitness

Gaffney Solicitors
2018-03-17T11:36:44+00:00

Michael Melleney,
Body Blast Fitness

I have used David's services to deal with employment law claims and litigation-related matters over the past few years, all of which were successfully defended with David's assistance. In particular, David has represented us in relation to two alleged unfair dismissal claims, which we believed were groundless, and David's advocacy at both hearings resulted in the dismissal of both claims. David takes his work very seriously and fights to win every time.
Throughout my dealings with David I found him to be an extremely accomplished Solicitor. Highly competent in the area of employee relations,
David offers an exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy service. His guidance and direction are consistently clear and meticulous.
I would have no hesitation in recommending David and his services to any third party.

Michael Mullally,
Group HR Manager at Só Hotels

Gaffney Solicitors
2018-03-13T14:48:59+00:00

Michael Mullally,
Group HR Manager at Só Hotels

Throughout my dealings with David I found him to be an extremely accomplished Solicitor. Highly competent in the area of employee relations, David offers an exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy service. His guidance and direction are consistently clear and meticulous. I would have no hesitation in recommending David and his services to any third party.
David is highly professional and excellent to deal with, always looking to find the best solution for his client.
He continues to provide first rate support for us and I would have no hesitation in recommending David to others.

Damian Evans,
COO at MandM Direct

Gaffney Solicitors
2018-03-01T11:59:20+00:00

Damian Evans,
COO at MandM Direct

David is highly professional and excellent to deal with, always looking to find the best solution for his client. He continues to provide first rate support for us and I would have no hesitation in recommending David to others.
David has provided us with support in relation to employee relations matter for the Supermacs Group, including the So Hotel Group.
David provides a first-class support service, 24/7 and has made a huge positive difference in how we deal with issues that arise.
David understands the business world and the legal world and offers a great common sense approach.

Jacinta Greene,
HR Manager at Supermacs

Gaffney Solicitors
5.0
2017-09-11T13:53:05+00:00

Jacinta Greene,
HR Manager at Supermacs

David has provided us with support in relation to employee relations matter for the Supermacs Group, including the So Hotel Group. David provides a first-class support service, 24/7 and has made a huge positive difference in how we deal with issues that arise. David understands the business world and the legal world and offers a great common sense approach.
David has worked on a number of complex legal cases for us over the past year and half. David is very well briefed on his area of speciality (employment law).
David's ability to understand and decipher complex legal issues quickly and to then provide concise and relevant advise in a timely fashion has been invaluable to our organisation.
I would have no hesitation in recommending David to any third party.

David Heffernan,
Managing Director at Irish International Trading Corporation (Cork) Plc

Gaffney Solicitors
5.0
2016-04-13T09:55:51+00:00

David Heffernan,
Managing Director at Irish International Trading Corporation (Cork) Plc

David has worked on a number of complex legal cases for us over the past year and half. David is very well briefed on his area of speciality (employment law). David's ability to understand and decipher complex legal issues quickly and to then provide concise and relevant advise in a timely fashion has been invaluable to our organisation. I would have no hesitation in recommending David to any third party.
David is a true professional who is always on hand to provide great guidance and advice.
David’s extensive knowledge and abundant technical expertise instils a sense of confidence and ease.
Put quite simply, he is great to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Natasha Keating,
Director of Human Resources at Marriott International

Gaffney Solicitors
5.0
2016-04-13T10:02:19+00:00

Natasha Keating,
Director of Human Resources at Marriott International

David is a true professional who is always on hand to provide great guidance and advice. David’s extensive knowledge and abundant technical expertise instils a sense of confidence and ease. Put quite simply, he is great to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
We couldn't recommend David highly enough in the area of Employment Law. His knowledge and execution is second to none.

Marie Collins,
Digital Marketer | Member of the Social Media Summit Team | SEO | Consultant & Trainer to Small Business

Gaffney Solicitors
5.0
2016-04-13T12:03:38+00:00

Marie Collins,
Digital Marketer | Member of the Social Media Summit Team | SEO | Consultant & Trainer to Small Business

We couldn't recommend David highly enough in the area of Employment Law. His knowledge and execution is second to none.
Our company is known to be punctual, and knowledgable and fast responding. This is what we were looking for from our solicitor.
After using several different solicitors we found these skills with David Gaffney. We would recommend his services strongly.

Marlon Dijkshoorn,
Owner, Irish Door Systems Ltd

Gaffney Solicitors
5.0
2016-04-13T12:05:05+00:00

Marlon Dijkshoorn,
Owner, Irish Door Systems Ltd

Our company is known to be punctual, and knowledgable and fast responding. This is what we were looking for from our solicitor. After using several different solicitors we found these skills with David Gaffney. We would recommend his services strongly.
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