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About Carey Solicitors

Clients First – Results Focused

At Carey Solicitors we approach each case strategically and imaginatively with the best result for our client always in mind.  We guarantee personal, attentive, honest and practical advice.  We will capitalise on the strengths of your case but won’t shirk from explaining the weaknesses and advising you of the pitfalls that might arise.

Whether you need a solicitor for a complex medical negligence case or are buying a new home, you can be assured Carey Solicitors will provide a service based on quality and integrity.

Mairead Carey


After fourteen years practising as a barrister, Mairéad Carey decided to use that experience and expertise and set up her own solicitor’s practice in Dublin.

Mairéad is a skilful litigator who tenaciously represents her clients.  She has brought her courtroom skills to her role as a solicitor and is a strong and effective advocate for those she represents.  She has extensive knowledge of all aspects of law from family and employment matters to personal injury litigation and judicial review.

Originally from Listowel, Co Kerry, Mairéad has lived in Clondalkin with her family for almost 20 years. Prior to being called to the Bar, she worked as a news and political journalist with the Irish Press and Ireland on Sunday newspapers.  She has also freelanced for Time magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper in New York.  Her deep knowledge of the media provides an extra dimension to the service we can offer our clients.

Jim Downing


Jim holds an Honours Degree in Business and Law (BBLS) from University College Dublin and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2006.  He worked in a busy city centre firm for over 15 years before joining Carey Solicitors in 2021.

Jim has dealt with a wide variety of litigation matters, including personal injury, family law, commercial and employment law cases. He has also advised clients on all aspects of conveyancing transactions, to include the sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties, re-mortgages and the leasing of commercial and private residential units.  He also has considerable experience in probate matters and dealing with the administration of estates. 

Jim has extensive private client experience and is committed to working with our clients to protect their interests and to secure their legal rights. He seeks to deliver practical and honest legal advice and to simplify the legal process for clients.

Pamela Cartagena

Legal Executive

Pamela holds an Honours Degree in Business from Dublin Business School as well as a Diploma in Legal Studies.

Pamela worked for 5 years in a busy conveyancing practice before joining Carey Solicitors in May of 2019.  Prior to her work as a legal executive, she spent 6 years working in an auctioneers’ firm.   She has wide ranging experience in sales, re-mortgages and house purchases and will guide you through the conveyancing process.  

Pamela also provides support in personal injury claims, probate, family law and employment cases.  Pamela is committed to providing a friendly, efficient and client focused service. 

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