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

Michael MacCarthy, Senior Associate

Specialising in Commercial Conveyancing, Probate and Administration of Estates

Joseph Healy, Solicitor

Joseph works in the area of family law where he has experience of dealing with Judicial Separation, Divorce, Separation Agreements, Recognition of Foreign Divorces, Child Abduction and applications for Custody, Guardianship, Access, Maintenance in the District Court. Contentious family law matters can involve in depth financial analysis in which Joseph is sometimes required to collaborate with financial professionals, accountants and estate agents. Joseph also works in the area of Debt Recovery in all courts to judgement stage and subsequent enforcement procedures such as obtaining Garnishee orders, Bankruptcy and Winding Up Petitions and Orders for Sale.

Katherine Finn, Senior Associate

Katherine is a legal professional of over 20 years’ practice experience in a variety of areas, including general practice, judicial review, criminal prosecution and defence, and personal insolvency. She prosecuted for the Director of Public Prosecutions for 6 years, from whom she received two awards for outstanding performance, and went on to practise as an barrister for a further 10, mainly in the area of criminal defence work. She was also called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2013. She holds a postgraduate Diploma in Criminology in which she achieved first class honours, and prosecutes on behalf of the National Transport Authority, as well as handling judicial review matters arising out of same. She also practises in commercial litigation and debt recovery. She has carried out pro bono work for the Free Legal Advice centre network and has taken part in humanitarian trips in recent years, along with legal colleagues from other jurisdictions.

Avril Mullins, Senior Associate

Avril has recently joined the practice of Coughlan White and Partners having qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. Avril holds an Honours degree in Economics and Anthropology from NUI Maynooth and a Diploma in Planning and Environmental law. Avril worked in general practise dealing with Employment law, Family law, Probate, Personal Injury matters and Insolvency law before taking up the position of Senior Solicitor in South Dublin County Council and most recently as Senior Manager – Legal, with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Avril is an experienced litigation Solicitor with vast experience in the areas of Judicial Review, Prosecutions, Injunctions and Licencing and has advised on many legal issues arising from statutory functions including Planning and Environmental Law, Energy Law, public administration Law, EU Directives and Regulations, Public Procurement and Contract Law, Freedom of Information and Access to Information on the Environment Law, Employment issues and Protected Disclosures.

Avril takes a very practical approach to complicated legal issues and will guide and assist our clients in a way that achieves the best outcome possible. She joins our team as a Senior Associate and will deal predominantly with prosecutions, personal injury, employment and family law matters.

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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.

Majella McLoughlin

Majella joined the firm in June 1998. She has over 35 years experience working in the legal profession. Majella worked in the Law Department of Dublin County Council until 1984 and from 1986 to-date she worked in private practice, dealing in Real Estate Transactions, namely sale of private residential properties and sale of agricultural properties, also dealing with Developers of Housing Developments.

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.