Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1990, becoming partner in one of Ireland’s largest commercial firms before establishing Simon McAleese Solicitors in 2002.
Simon’s name is a byword for media and defamation practice in Ireland, as recognised by Chambers and Legal 500. He has represented local, national and international media clients in all of the Irish and European courts but he is most sought after for his pragmatic pre and post publication advices in relation to defamation, privacy and contempt of court.
Simon is a renowned litigator, representing clients before all of the Irish and European courts in a wide variety of disputes. He fights tenaciously on behalf of his clients but always with a view to achieving the desired outcome as swiftly as possible.
A recipient of Media Lawyer of the Year award, he is regularly called upon to give talks and lectures and comment in the media.
His professional memberships include the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Ciarán Maguire joined Simon Mc Aleese Solicitors in 2007.
Ciarán provides contentious and non-contentious advice to a diverse group of private and corporate clients. He specialises in media law, providing ‘round the clock’ pre-publication/broadcast advise in respect of defamation, privacy, contempt of court and intellectual property matters. He advises a stable of publishers and independent production companies in respect of all of their needs, from contractual and procurement matters to pre and post publication issues.
He is a skilled litigator, advising corporates, insurers and private clients in miscellaneous commercial disputes including breach of contract, debt enforcement, negligence and employment disputes.
He has a wide range of experience in property matters, advising commercial clients in respect of the acquisition, disposal and development of property, commercial leases and the acquisition/disposal of residential property. He also advises corporate clients on their staff relocation and immigration needs.
Ciarán graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degree from University College Dublin and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in early 2008. His professional memberships include the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Daniel is a solicitor at Simon McAleese Solicitors. Daniel’s practice comprises a mixture of contentious and non-contentious commercial and media law work.
Daniel is a highly skilled litigator across a wide range of disputes. He has unparalleled experience in media litigation (defamation, privacy, intellectual property, contempt of court) whereby he represents publishers, broadcasters and insurers. He has acted in some of the more recent seminal media law decisions in Ireland and Europe. He also represents clients in miscellaneous commercial disputes including breach of contract, debt enforcement, negligence and employment disputes. He has appeared in all the Irish civil courts, including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in proceedings before World Intellectual Property Organisation and the European Court of Human Rights. He takes a pragmatic approach to disputes and endeavours to use alternative dispute resolution mechanisms where appropriate.
His non-contentious work includes ‘round-the-clock’ pre-publication advice to publishers and independent production companies in respect of defamation, privacy, contempt of court and intellectual property issues.
He has written articles on media law matters (http://medialawinternational.com/irelandarticle.html) and provides training and guidance to publishers and production companies.
His professional memberships include the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. He is also admitted to the roll in England & Wales.