Our People

John G. Murphy

Position: Principal Solicitor
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John G. Murphy commenced working for John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors in 1980 and progressed to Principal in 1992. His vision for this renowned firm of solicitors was to progress the company to meet the demands of a dynamic market, whilst remaining true to the company core values and the legacies of his 4 predecessors.

John is known as a good ‘story-teller’, which helps to explain complex situations to his clients. It is his natural ability to relate to people, their individual circumstances and to foresee outcomes that is integral to the success of the business. John determines the ethos of the company in this way and others follow his example.

This ‘ease of communication’ has led to John being regularly invited to national and regional radio shows, and he is a regular contributor to South East Radio.

His extensive client base spans the country including significant business in Wexford and Dublin, comprising private clients, business and State sectors. He handles extensive areas of law.

He is a member of the legal panels for Criminal Legal Aid, Family Civil Legal Aid and The Mental Health Commission. An accredited mediator with Mediation Forum Ireland Ltd., John is available to facilitate all types of mediation including commercial disputes, debt issues, family matters and inheritance matters.

John is involved in many community-based and voluntary organisations. In his spare time, he enjoys all sport, particularly rugby, GAA, rowing, and soccer.

John is co-author, with Jason Dunne, of “Inheritance and Succession, the Complete Irish Guide”, by Liberties Press, 2008, and also “Make Your Will” in 2009.

John G. Murphy

Principal Solicitor

John G. Murphy commenced working for John A. Sinnott &...

Jason Dunne

Position: Solicitor
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Jason Dunne has been working with John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors since 2005. He joined the firm as a Legal Executive and qualified as a Solicitor in 2007.

Jason was quick to establish himself within the Company and to establish a reputation of sincerity and tenacity amongst his local and national client base. He develops an easy rapport with clients and it is this trait, along with his sensible, practical approach that ensures the loyalty of his clients.

His areas of practice include wills, probate, taxation, resolution of family disputes, enduring power of attorney, ward of court applications and conveyancing.

Jason is co-author of “Inheritance and Succession, the Complete Irish Guide”, by Liberties Press, 2008, and also “Make Your Will” in 2009.

Jason Dunne

Solicitor

Jason Dunne has been working with John A. Sinnott &...

Kamila Morawska

Position: Solicitor
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Kamila Morawska is a Solicitor at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors.

Having joined the team as Legal Receptionist in Summer 2018, her zeal and ambition to progress became immediately apparent. She embarked upon the first steps towards qualification as a solicitor by progressing through the Law Society of Ireland examination programme that must be successfully completed to qualify for entry to Blackhall Place. She completed the programme in February 2024.

In 2023, she completed a Certificate in Sports Law from The Law Society of Ireland, and a Certificate in Commercial Mediation from The Mediator Academy.

In 2015, she graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology as a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours. She was then accepted to Trinity College, Dublin and qualified with a Masters in Law (Honours).

Kamila’s wealth of legal knowledge, along with her determination and persistence are qualities that contribute to her success in her current role.

She is available for appointments in both English and Polish.

In her free time, she enjoys photography and finds plenty of opportunity thanks to Wexford’s scenic coastline, to pursue this interest.

Kamila Morawska

Solicitor

Kamila Morawska is a Solicitor at John A. Sinnott &...

Jean Murphy

Position: Property Manager
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Jean Murphy joined John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors in 1999 and having gained extensive experience, quickly became knowledgeable in many areas of the law.

In the early stages of her career, she began specialising in conveyancing and is now highly regarded as an accomplished Conveyancer in all legal aspects of property transactions.

She assists with property sales and purchases, leases, residential and commercial mortgages, site and farm transfers, commercial transactions and lettings of agricultural land.  She is renowned for her efficiency in bringing such property transactions to completion.

Jean enjoys power walking and participates in many charitable runs. To relax, she attends weekly meditation classes.

Jean Murphy

Property Manager

Jean Murphy joined John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors in...

Kathryn O’Dowd

Position: Legal Executive
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Kathryn O’Dowd brings many years of hands-on legal experience to John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors and has been working with the company since 1986.

She now specialises in litigation cases, particularly on the sensitivities and trauma associated with personal injury actions in the Circuit Court and High Court. She also assists clients in land disputes, house defects and will disputes, etc. and defends Circuit Court and High Court cases for insurance companies.

In these areas, Kathryn is renowned as a pro-active and energetic legal representative who constantly moves a case forward to achieve the best result for her client.

Kathryn also deals with many aspects of conveyancing, principally in the areas of farming and agricultural land.

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys attending the theatre, walking and reading.

Kathryn O’Dowd

Legal Executive

Kathryn O’Dowd brings many years of hands-on legal experience to...

Hanna Dudziak Dunne

Position: Legal Executive
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Hanna joined the team at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors in September 2015.

Her first experience of the legal world was in 2004 when she secured a position in a solicitors’ office in Cork.  She was instantly exhilarated by the buzz of a legal practice and immediately knew that law was the career for her.  She then set about gaining a qualification.  As a move to Wexford was imminent, Hanna enrolled in the Wexford Campus of IT Carlow and qualified with a Diploma in Legal Studies in 2007.  Throughout her studies, she continued to work as a legal secretary and so, gained valuable, practical experience along the way.

At John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors, she specialises in property matters.  She assists with property sales and purchases, leases, residential and commercial mortgages, site and farm transfers, commercial transactions and lettings of agricultural land.

Hanna is fluent in both Polish and English and is available to assist clients and take appointments in both languages.

To unwind, Hanna enjoys running and reading.

 

Hanna Dudziak Dunne

Legal Executive

Hanna joined the team at John A. Sinnott & Co....

Ashling Walker

Position: Legal Executive
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Ashling Walker is a Legal Executive at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors, specialising in family law.

Having attained a Diploma in Legal Studies from Carlow IT, while working full time in the industry, Ashling then progressed to achieving a Special Purpose Award in Family Law.  In January 2023, she achieved a Diploma in Family Law, awarded by The Law Society of Ireland.

Her innate belief in achieving justice led her towards working in the specific area of family law.  She has many years’ experience of working in this area and her focus is determined and her attitude positive.

Ashling is an organised person, as well as a great natural communicator, and these are characteristics highly beneficial to her current role.

To unwind, she enjoys travelling, reading, running and Pilates.

Ashling Walker

Legal Executive

Ashling Walker is a Legal Executive at John A. Sinnott...

Karen O’Sullivan

Position: Legal Secretary
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Karen O’ Sullivan works as part of the wills and probate department at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors and also provides administrative support to the litigation team.

Her previous experience within both the real estate and hospitality industries has enhanced her traits of practical efficiency and empathy.  These are traits obvious in her current role and are brought to the fore when looking after clients facing difficult circumstances and contentious cases.

Karen qualified with a Beauty Diploma from Cork College of Commerce. After 3 years of working in a management position in this field in Melbourne, Australia, she made a move into the world of real estate.  She spent 5 years working in property management, also in Melbourne.  A move back home afforded her the opportunity to choose between remaining within the business sector or returning to the hospitality industry. She chose the former.

In her free time, Karen enjoys reading, walking and hiking and likes to travel at every opportunity.

Karen O’Sullivan

Legal Secretary

Karen O’ Sullivan works as part of the wills and...

Treacy Bergin

Position: Legal Secretary
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Tracey Bergin is a Legal Secretary specialising in wills and probate law.  Having worked in the property department in a legal practice in Dublin, she made the move back to Wexford and now works closely with solicitor, Jason Dunne.  Her experience in residential and commercial transactions makes her a versatile team member at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors.

Her previous background working in healthcare is evident, as Tracey demonstrates a high level of concern and care for clients.

Achieving a BA in Legal Studies from Dublin Business School and later, an Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma (Distinction), Tracey is now enthused to put her knowledge to practical use.

As a former Irish Gymnastic champion, Tracey is used to hard work, commitment and a high level of discipline, traits which she brings to her working life.

Treacy Bergin

Legal Secretary

Tracey Bergin is a Legal Secretary specialising in wills and...

Bridín Ellard

Position: Legal Secretary
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Bridín Ellard joined John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors as part of the conveyancing team.

In 2022, she qualified in Civil Law from Maynooth University.  During and after her time at university, Bridín worked in the hospitality sector, both in Ireland and in some of the top Country Clubs in the United States.  After moving back home, she was eager to pursue her career within the legal sector.

Bridín’s experience has given her an appreciation for efficiency and attention to detail.  These qualities are evident in her day-to-day dealings with clients for property transactions.  Already keen to progress, she is currently preparing for her FE1 exams with the Law Society of Ireland with a view to attaining further legal qualifications.

In her free time, Bridín enjoys reading, walking, and doing yoga.

Bridín Ellard

Legal Secretary

Bridín Ellard joined John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors as...

Tony Nolan

Position: Office Manager
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Tony Nolan has been part of the team at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors since 1980.  As Office Manager, he takes care of all financial, and many administrative and I.T. matters for the firm.  He plays a strong supporting role in the general running of the business.

He is a member of the Institute of Legal Accountants of Ireland and is highly respected for his knowledge of solicitors’ accounts procedures and regulations.

In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, walking his dog, going to the theatre and cinema.

Tony Nolan

Office Manager

Tony Nolan has been part of the team at John...

Catriona Grimes

Position: Receptionist
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Working in senior administrative roles and office management for many years in Ireland and the UK, Catriona Grimes brings a wealth of experience to John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors.

A move back home to Wexford from the UK after 8 years, meant her leaving her role as a medical secretary in a practice with over 40,000 patients and joining John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors as part of the Reception team in 2022.

Catriona’s experience in the medical world has enhanced her natural traits of care and kindness, and these traits, balanced with her efficiency and ability to organise, ensure that she delivers a high standard of service to clients at all times. Catriona also provides administrative support to a busy team.

In her free time, she enjoys nothing more than spending time with friends and family, and walking with her dogs on one of Wexford’s many beautiful beaches.

Catriona Grimes

Receptionist

Working in senior administrative roles and office management for many...

Megan Leacy

Position: Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
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After obtaining her degree in Law and Criminology from Maynooth University, Megan Leacy began work as a receptionist at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors.  Her previous experience at University and within the hospitality sector has fortified her organisational and communication skills and both are evident in her work.  Megan always provides a warm welcome and a smile for clients and is ready to assist.

Megan is eager to achieve her ambition of qualifying as a Barrister, studying independently at home whilst working.  She also assists many departments in the company in order to broaden her experience in all areas of law.  She is a determined and committed person, giving her full potential to every aspect of a matter.

Megan enjoys travelling, music, yoga, reading and going to the gym.

Megan Leacy

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

After obtaining her degree in Law and Criminology from Maynooth...

Colette O’Sullivan

Position: Administrative Assistant
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Colette O’Sullivan is part of the administrative and reception team at John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors.

Having qualified as a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) at Waterford Institute of Technology, Colette worked for many years in the insurance industry in various customer-facing and technical roles. She has also worked as a clerical officer within the legal sector.

Her background in business, customer service and IT demonstrates her adaptability and has furnished her with wide-ranging experience.  She enriches the front of house team with her technical and practical mind and her customer service background guarantees that customers always receive the highest quality of care

In her free time, Colette enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

Colette O’Sullivan

Administrative Assistant

Colette O’Sullivan is part of the administrative and reception team...