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Providing expert legal advice since 1979

Madden & Finucane Solicitors was established in 1979 by Peter Madden and Pat Finucane. We have achieved a reputation of both local and international standing for providing exceptional and dedicated legal services. The heart of the firm’s ethos is to protect the rights of the individual. We have extensive experience of a wide range of legal areas and strive to provide a quality and professional service to our clients. For more than four decades we have established an international reputation for Human Rights work and Criminal Law.

The firm has established a strong reputation for excellence and expertise in representing Defendants in Criminal Cases, those arrested by Police and challenging inequality and unfairness from the State. We have acted in many of the most prominent challenges to the State in the European Court of Human Rights and Judicial Reviews. See our ‘Cases’ section for more information. The firm also provides a full range of legal services including family law, personal injury, litigation, defamation, professional negligence, commercial/business advice, and conveyancing. We have a strong ethos of cost effective advice and provide initial consultations free of charge.

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Madden & Finucane is Ranked Number 1 by Chambers, the client’s guide to the legal profession. Chambers and Partners have been publishing their world-famous guides to the legal profession since 1990. The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by their team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. Madden & Finucane has recently been awarded Lexcel accreditation for their high standards in providing legal services. Lexcel is the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. Madden & Finucane is now the largest Human Rights and Criminal Defence Practice in Ireland to receive this recognition.

We are a member of the Childrens Order Panel and have solicitors who are specialists in dealing with all Children’s Law matters. We are a Home Charter Scheme Firm. The Home Charter Scheme was introduced originally to meet the needs and interests of the public by ensuring that consistent good quality conveyancing practice was promoted. The Scheme is essentially a quality assurance mechanism directed primarily at processes. Compliance with the Scheme produces positive benefits in several different respects. It improves client satisfaction and reduces the risk of omission. The value of the Scheme has been widely acknowledged and has become the norm for the residential domestic conveyancing process. The promotion of good practice and uniformity of processes works to the overall benefit of clients.


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“Very good.”

Rhonda Hunter

Madden and Finucane is regarded as one of the finest law firms in Ireland and quite rightly so. Any experience I’ve had with them has left me coming away very satisfied and the general vibe you get from this practice is that if you need representation or even just advice then you are being dealt with by the very best. When I approached ‘M&F’ about a legal matter I had I was dealt with in a very professional manner from beginning to end. As someone that knows only the basics of how things work in the world of law I was quite apprehensive about the matter I was having difficulty with but I was reassured from the very start and really felt safe knowing my case was being looked after by such a successful and knowledgeable firm. Highly recommended no matter what the case, Madden and Finucane will take care of it.

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Ryan Redmond

“Absolutely outstanding, recommend 100 per cent.”

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Cathal Evans

“Definitely the best solicitors about definitely have to say.”

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Steven Phillips

“Good defence.”

Philip Jackson


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Aoife Nic An Tsaoir

“Great representation. The best.”

Manuel Mullen

“A great asset for the people, keep up the great work.”

Eamon Moore

“Great firm of legal minds.”

Anne Christie

“5 ⭐️ service and customer service, used them once and wouldn’t use any other Solicitors again because they aren’t up to the same standards as Madden & Finucane. Professional every step of the way, great people, great building made to feel comfortable and at ease.”

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Jay Caskey

“The best solicitors in northern Ireland.”

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“Best solicitors in Derry, top team, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

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“Outstanding professionalism!!”

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“Would highly recommend without a doubt.”

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“Freindy staff.”

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“Great services when dealing with clients”.

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Margaret Denny

“Michael Halleron represented my brother recently absolutely outstanding the work they put into their clients and really make time to listen and put the work into their cases unlike the solicitors we were used of in Limerick. Couldn’t thank them enough 5 star service.”

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“Class solicitors #PaddyMadden”

Paula Shannon

“Best solicitors bar none, quite simply they get it done fast and efficiently not like half the jokers who claim to be solicitors, won’t mention names as I don’t want sued.”

Anto McKnight

“I fully recommend! Made a phone call and the team were absolutely brilliant. It was in regards to our family looking for justice with the troubles. They know what they’re doing.”

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