Post qualification, from 1985 to 1987, Margaret gained experience in general practice particularly on the private client side in conveyancing, probate and taxation.
Acting for a major lender she gained experience in investigating title for a lending institution, managing post completion issues, perfection of and enforcing security against defaulting borrowers (involving both Circuit and High Court Litigation) and in giving prompt and comprehensive responses to queries from all Departments of the Lender.
She joined Sheil Solicitors in 1987 and became a partner in 1991.
Her extensive experience in recent years includes:
- Representation of local authorities and private clients in a variety of property transactions including; C.P.O.s of agricultural lands for various road networks, the execution of the Integrated Area Plan (Urban Renewal Scheme 1999) and commercial and parkland acquisitions and disposals by local authorities in greater Dublin.
- Commercial and residential conveyancing, retail landlord and tenant and all ancillary matters for private clients.
- Acting for builders and developers of housing schemes, mixed developments, holiday home schemes, office and business parks, project management from site acquisition, through planning and construction to setting up appropriate legal structures and sales of units.
- Wills, taxation and estate planning. Acting for the elderly client. Probate, including contentious probate cases and litigation. Administration of estates.
Margaret has lectured and provided consultancy services to local authorities on the implementation of Part V (Planning and Development Act 2000) Agreements and on the legal framework required for mixed residential managed schemes with local authority input.
Margaret is a serving member of the Law Society Advisory Committee on Probate Administration and Trusts, is currently a member of the Law Society’s Guidance and Ethics Committee Task Force on Abuse of the Elderly in Financial Transactions, a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland, and Solicitors for the Elderly Ireland.