Meet The Team


Grainne White, Managing Partner
Grainne White, Managing Partner, is a graduate of University College, Cork and joined Coughlan White & Partners in 1992. Grainne qualified as a Solicitor in 1995. Grainne was made a Partner in 1997 and Managing Partner since 2006.
Grainne specialises in Commercial Conveyancing, Debt Management and High Court Litigation. She also specialises in Commercial Court matters including matters dealing with Lending Institution and has vast experience in Compulsory Purchase Orders and Planning and Boundary disputes.

Feargal White, Senior Partner

Feargal White, Partner, is a graduate of University of London and joined the firm in 1996. He specialises in the area of Defence and Plaintiff Personal injuries Litigation with extensive experience in road traffic accidents, public liability claims and employer liability claims with a keen interest in spinal and catastrophic injuries. He also specialises in insurance disputes and Arbitrations and equine related injuries.

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Senior Associates / Solicitors

Jason Teahan, Senior Associate

Jason has been with Coughlan White & Partners since 2000 although he spent some time working in Dublin before returning in 2020. Originally from Naas, he obtained a Law Degree from UCD and qualified in 2002. He has extensive experience as a court advocate and heads the firm’s prosecution team. Jason has acted for a wide variety of state agencies and local authorities since 2004 such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Workplace Relations Commission, An Bord Pleanala, Kildare County Council and Wicklow County Council.

He currently advises the National Transport Authority in the small public service vehicle, public bus passenger service and vehicle clamping sectors and oversees their nationwide prosecution function and any Court appeals against licensing decisions.

Jason also has vast experience in criminal defence work, employment law and general litigation.

Michael MacCarthy, Senior Associate

Specialising in Commercial Conveyancing, Probate and Administration of Estates

Christine Traynor, Senior Associate

Christine is a Senior Associate of the firm, practising in all areas of Litigation. Having worked in the Construction Industry at Senior Management level she returned to studies in The Honourable Society of Kings Inns, completing the Diploma in Legal Studies and then the Barrister at Law Degree, Christine qualified as a Barrister in 2015. Practising in the areas of Personal injuries, Family Law and Criminal Defence Litigation and then expanding her practice working in Dublin’s High Court, Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and then spending the following years working in all areas of corporate and Commercial law including in Dispute Resolution, Property Law and Construction law. Christine has worked on many high profile cases and worked with a Tier One Law Firm in Dublin honing her skills in the area of Environmental & Planning Law, Competition Law and Regulatory law. Having completed her early studies in Human Resources in 1999 and her extensive commercial experience Christine takes a very practical approach to complicated legal issues and will guide and assist clients in a way that achieves the best outcome possible. Christine has completed additional training in GDPR, Employment and recently completed the Harvard Business Finance course. Christine provides service to our clients covering all aspects of law, criminal, family, civil litigation, company law and employment.

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Legal Executives

Angela Luxford

Angela practices in our Litigation Department specialising in personal injuries in conjunction with Feargal White, Litigation Partner. She joined Coughlan White & Partners in June 1999. She has over 28 years experience in all aspects of litigation and has particular expertise in personal injury litigation both Defence and Plaintiff work ranging from minor to catastrophic injuries. She obtained her Diploma in Legal Studies from Griffith College, Dublin.

Aoife Karney

Aoife Karney joined the firm in June 2003 as a Legal Executive. She has over 20 years experience working in the legal profession. She holds a Diploma in Legal Studies from Dublin institute of Technology. Aoife specialises in private residential property transactions and mortgages. She has vast experience of acting for developers in relation to new residential developments. She has considerable experience across a wide range of real estate transactions, including; investigation of title, acquisition and disposal of residential, commercial and agricultural property. She has extensive residential property experiences in relation to both sale and purchase. She also is very experienced in relation to Wills, succession planning, probate, will disputes, administration of estates and advises clients in relation to enduring power of attorney.

Esther Marin

Esther works in the areas of Conveyancing and Debt Recovery. Esther has extensive experience in Conveyancing having acted on behalf of both private individuals and Companies in the purchase and sale of property, including commercial property. Esther has also gained experience in Debt Recovery and has acted for a wide range of clients including management companies, private companies, landlords and private individuals. Esther recognizes the importance of advising of the cost/benefit in respect of the debt and its viability as well as the legal merits of a claim.

Linda Leahy

Linda joined Coughlan White & Partners in 2013 and is a Legal Executive in our Conveyancing Department working primarily in the area of residential property transactions. Linda has considerable experience in the sale, purchase and remortgage of new and second hand properties.

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