Private & Commercial Solicitors Sligo

Conor McLaughlin & Associates offer an extensive range of services for our private and business clients based in Sligo.

With years of experience, our firm was founded in 1949 and our solicitors have been serving clients in Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo.

Call us on +353 (0)71 984 1322 for more information on our services or book a consultation today from our online form.


Legal Services for our Sligo clients:

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to:

  • Harmonise data privacy laws across Europe;
  • Protect and empower all EU citizens in terms of their data privacy; and
  • Reshape the way businesses control and/or process EU citizen’s personal data.

At Conor McLaughlin & Associates our experienced Staff will guide you in enforcing your rights, such as perusing Data Controllers who have breached your rights under GDPR.

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At Conor McLaughlin & Associates our experienced Solicitors will pursue claims against your debtors. These actions can include pre-legal actions such as credit checks and letters of demand along with the issuing of proceedings to their conclusion in Court or through the Court office where appropriate.

At Conor McLaughlin & Associates we can advise you on the best approach if you find yourself in financial difficulty. We will tailor a plan discretely and efficiently to meet your particular set of challenges. We have developed strong relationships with personal Insolvency practitioners and work with them to devise the most favourable outcome for each case.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates are renowned for their expertise in all areas of conveyancing from simple voluntary transfers to complex residential transactions. Our Solicitors will negotiate and shape specifically tailored contracts that you require for each particular purchase or sale while making sure that your interests are fully protected.

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Conor McLaughlin & Associates have an experienced professional team with expertise in all areas of Employment and Labour Law. Employment law can be a complex legal area in Ireland.

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Conor McLaughlin & Associates provide legal advice and assistance to individuals on all aspects of Immigration Law and its operation by the various government bodies. We ensure that our clients’ rights and entitlements are fully vindicated. We advise our clients in a professional yet practical way.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can help you obtain an injunction which is a remedy awarded by a court to protect your legal right rather than to compensate for a breach of that right. The aim of an injunction is to maintain the status quo between the parties from the granting of an injunction until the final disposal of the action in Court or otherwise. An injunction can be temporary or permanent. A temporary injunction only lasts until the hearing of the substantive action.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can help you in relation to the latest changes in legislation in this area of the law. Recent changes of note in legislation affecting tenancies are those relating to Residential Tenancies. These radical changes were introduced under the terms of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004. This is a very important piece of legislation setting up a Residential Tenancies Board whose role it is to oversee the implementation of all these changes. By virtue of the above-mentioned act Landlords must now register all residential tenancies with the Board for a fee, and both Landlord and Tenant are issued with a reference number. Failure to register can lead to a substantial fine.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can help if you have suffered in these circumstances, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. A Personal injury is the legal term for an injury or illness that has been caused or exasperated by someone else’s negligence.  An injury of any kind can affect your quality of life. Being out of work as a result of this injury may also affect your monthly household income. Conor McLaughlin & Associates personal injury solicitors are here to make the process easier for you. Personal Injuries could happen in a public place, at work, abroad or even on the road.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can help if you have been injured as a result of a defective product to secure compensation for product liability.


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Conor McLaughlin & Associates can advise on Mediation/Arbitration & Dispute Resolution and help you to choose the most suitable option based on your particular needs.

Mediation is a confidential dispute resolution process in which an independent third party (the mediator) seeks to assist the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable settlement. It is a voluntary and non-binding process that only becomes binding on the parties if a settlement is reached. A solicitor can help in mediation by highlighting the important facts in your case and offering advice on the legal issues involved.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates have vast experience in representing our clients at what can be a challenging time in their lives. Our criminal lawyers are skilled advocates, experienced in providing expert advice from the outset. We can provide you with clear and reliable advice on your rights, entitlements and options, even if you have been arrested and detained for questioning in a Garda station. Should you find yourself charged with a criminal offence or summonsed to appear in court, we will be on hand to advise, guide and represent you from the start to the finish of your case in the criminal courts, including any appeal.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates provide legal advice in dealing with all areas of road traffic offences. Our goals are to defend motoring prosecutions and to minimise the severity of financial penalties or periods of disqualification if applied against you.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates has an experienced and highly respected family law team.

We offer sound judgement coupled with formidable negotiating skills resulting in high levels of settlement and client satisfaction.

We support clients throughout the entire process including any financial, personal and legal issues which arise on a breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or other relationship. Each client is unique and each case has its own special circumstances. Through professionalism and sensitivity, we work to ensure that cases are resolved in a cost-effective and dignified manner.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can advise on Enduring Powers of attorney. An enduring power of attorney (EPA) allows the attorney to make personal care decisions on the donor’s behalf once he/she is no longer fully mentally capable of taking decisions themselves. Personal care decisions may include deciding where and with whom the donor will live, who he/she should see or not see and what training or rehabilitation he/she should get. However, if the donor wants, he/she can specifically exclude any of these powers when setting up the power of attorney or can make the attorney’s powers subject to any reasonable conditions and restrictions.

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Conor McLaughlin & Associates have extensive experience in advising on transactions relating to licensed premises and of contentious and non-contentious liquor licensing applications. The licensing laws in Ireland are vast and complex dating from as far back as the 19th century. Conor McLaughlin & Associates can help in all licensing applications you may need advice on.

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A Will is a witnessed document that sets out in writing the deceased’s wishes, after death, for their possessions, referred to as their Estate.


It is important for you to make a Will because if you do not, and die without a Will, the law on intestacy decides what happens to your property. A Will can ensure that proper arrangements are made for your dependants and that your property is distributed in the way you wish after you die, subject to certain rights of spouses/civil partners and children. It is also advisable to complete and keep updated a list of your assets.


When a deceased has made a Will, the process which allows the assets to be distributed is called Probate. The representative(s) of the deceased are known as the Executor(s).

If there was no Will then the process is called Administration.

When a deceased has not made a Will, the process which allows the assets to be distributed is called Administration. The representative(s) of the deceased are known as the Administrator(s).

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Conor McLaughlin & Associates can advise on all aspects of defamation. A Citizens’ good reputation can take years to earn but can be lost in moments by the publication of a false and defamatory statement.

We have the knowledge and skills necessary to handle all types of cases and achieve solutions for our clients whether through mediation or court proceedings. We help plaintiffs in defamation cases obtain apologies, retractions and compensation for damages. Recently there has been an increase involving internet defamation which is an area we have developed a certain expertise in this regard.

Legal Services Offered:

  • Bringing Defamation Cases; and
  • Defending Defamation Cases.

Conor McLaughlin & Associates can advise on all aspects of Medical Negligence which may lead to physical, emotional and personal trauma, as well as loss of earnings and an inability to continue working.  Medical negligence cases are difficult to prove and a lot of work is required before taking proceedings for a medical negligence case.

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Conor McLaughlin & Associates can advise on all aspects of Constitutional law. The Irish Constitution was enacted in 1937 and replaced the previous Constitution which was enacted in 1922. The current Constitution sets out how Ireland should be governed and establishes the main institutions of our State. No law conflicting with our Constitution can be enacted. The Constitution can only be changed by a referendum wherein each Irish citizen over the age of eighteen years is entitled to vote.

The Constitution also deals with the fundamental personal human rights of each and every Irish Citizen. However, it is important to note that not all rights granted by the Constitution to an Irish citizen are absolute and you will find that rights must often in fact be weighed up against another competing right.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

**The Free Legal Aid Scheme provides you with representation by a solicitor and in some cases a Barrister in civil and criminal proceedings. It is available for family law matters in certain instances. Your entitlement for legal aid will depend on your means and the seriousness or complexity of your particular case. Our experienced solicitors will be happy to explain the system and to assist you with any application.