Meet Our Commercial Team


Notary Public, Consultant

Barry St J. Galvin was called to the Irish Bar in 1966 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1969 having practised as a barrister in the interim. He was partner in the Firm for in excess of 50 years.

On joining the firm, Barry engaged in general practice but specialising in Banking, and Commercial Law. Additionally, he was appointed to many criminal defence cases, having joined the free legal aid panel.

In 1983 Barry was appointed State Solicitor for Cork City, a position he held until 2013 when he retired on statutory age grounds.

Between 1996 and 2003 he held the statutory position of Bureau Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau He was significantly involved in the preparation of the legislation and in establishing the operational procedures on the foundation of that agency. As part of that role, he was appointed an Inspector of Taxes. During his time at the Criminal Assets Bureau, he was appointed Receiver by the High Court in a number of prominent cases.

Barry has advised various international governments in the areas of confiscation/forfeiture/tax laws/money laundering to include Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina together with the Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit.

Barry is one of the Country’s leading experts on the law and practice of banking, criminal law and asset forfeiture and continues to practise in these areas.


Donnchadha Murphy

Managing Partner