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Kinship Care Solicitors

Applying for parental responsibility of a child can raise complex legal issues in relation to the rights of children and carers. At P.A. Duffy and Co Solcitors we offer a range of expert services to resolve any problems that may arise and make a difficult process run more smoothly.

Financial Support

Taking on responsibility of a child will undoubtedly place added strain on a carers finances. Our experienced kinship solicitors will provide our clients with expert advice about their financial and legal responsibilities.

Local authorities have various financial obligations to aid kinship care, we offer mediation services and representation to ensure that local authorities provide appropriate support to carers and child alike.

Judicial Review

Our expert judicial review team can also advise kinship carers on their grounds to challenge the decision of local authorities if they’re decisions are illegal, irrational or improper.

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    Why Choose Us?

    Approachability. We make it very easy for you to contact us and communicate with us.

    Complexity. We make complex legal matters easy for you to understand.

    Efficiency. We use our expertise to complete legal matters promptly for you, saving you time, money and stress.

    We had a great time with P.A.Duffy Solicitors and Emma. She was very professional and we had no trouble addressing our issues and concerns to her because she was very approachable. Emma and P.A Duffy Solicitors, thank you!

    Jo Martins

    Great people to do business with, highly delighted with their attention to detail and speed with which they processed our recent house purchase.

    Martin Casey
    Artur Sitarz

    Many thanks Emma! Brilliant job in selling our house. Would definitely recommend Duffy Solicitors!

    Johnny Spurs

    Excellent service from Seanin Somerville regarding a recent accident I had. She was extremely helpful and courteous throughout. Clear and concise communication at all stages as well as keeping me up to date on what paper work needed to be completed. She always had plenty of time to take calls and respond to my queries via email. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Seanin and P.A. Duffy & Co solicitors. Extremely impressed with their service.

    Caolan Daly

    great service ! I recomended

    Maciek Kwiatkowski

    Really brilliant services from Kieran and Jenny, very quick to let me know anything going on with the house sale, and helped me to sort out any issues. Thank you so much.

    Beth Park

    Im extremely impressed with Seanin’s Somerville’s profesionalism in her work.She was very helpful,clear at all stages of the process.Seanin is extremely good at doing what she said she would do,everything went smooth and successfuly when everything got in her hands.Im very grateful and I would highly recommend Seanin Somerville!!

    Linas Stirbys

    Emma was extremely helpful in all aspects of house moving. Her emails/ phone calls and our visit to the office were all useful and timely for us. Nothing was rushed and everything was made clear and understandable. All the very best..

    Ian Matchett

    Excellent company, friendly and knowledgeable staff, very responsive to queries and turn conveyancing around quickly. Highly recommended.

    Cathaoir Corr

    Great service!

    Kevin Rafferty

    P.A. Duffy & Company Solicitors in Dungannon were very helpful and have a excellent staff who go the extra mile for their clients. I would highly recommend this company to anyone!

    Daniel McConnell

    PA Duffy are a medical negligence firm. Putting clients needs first. Highly recommend

    Roisin Donnelly

    PA Duffy & Co Solicitors are professional, private and really care about doing the best job they can to help you no matter what the situation

    Conor McCann

    Carla is an excellent family law solicitor.
    She is extremely friendly and helpful.
    Has plenty of time to explain things in detail and very approachable.
    I would highly recommend her to anyone.

    Orla kelly

    Fantastic local firm offering a first class service. Offering specialist services for business as well as solid legal support and advice for domestic issues.

    Rosemary Hamilton

    This is a a truly professional company with a range of knowledge, skills and mindset to suit everyone from all aspects of the community and remain to be seen as the number one law firm in the area well done to them all

    Paul Watters

    Emma at PA Duffy handled the sale of our house this year and purchase of a property, We found that Emma made the process very easy allowing for the smooth transaction of both the sale and purchase.

    Francis Rush

    I used PA Duffy’s services on numerous occasion of the past year, Emma was very efficient and always quick to respond my queries – I would have no hesitation in recommending their services

    Niall Corry

    Excellent service

    Nolan Hills

    Emma was very helpful and did communicate well with me regarding my late fathers estate

    Brenda Corry

    Fantastic service from Emma McCaul from start to completion on a recent house purchase. Timely communications keeping me and my mortgage brokers updated every step of the way and responding to my queries, going the extra mile for me to ensure I had all the correct paper work signed and rearranging the completion date for me when I had to delay at the last minute. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Emma and P.A. Duffy & Co solicitors.

    Alison Little

    We had a great experience with Emma as our conveyancing solicitor for buying our first home. Emma was professional and easy to deal with. She was able to work with us in getting a very prompt completion and for that we are very grateful! Thank you Emma!

    Dearbhla McVeigh

    Excellent customer service . Very professional and helpful.

    Patricia Morton

    Well done folks. Professional and responsive service.

    Andrew McCartney

    Kieran and all at P.A. Duffy have been excellent and very professional with us; they make everything clear, concise, and surely do all the heavy lifting with the legals. Everything was transparent and moved along very quickly and efficiently, thanks folks!

    A Forker

    I found PA Duffy to be very easy to deal with and very helpful. They dealt with my query quickly and efficiently.

    Petar Vojvodic

    Couldn’t recommend PA Duffy highly enough for any property purchase! They handled every step with the utmost efficiency and were an absolute pleasure to deal with! Thanks to all the team for your help!

    Tim Nightingale

    P.A. Duffy & Company Solicitors in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone are a pleasure to deal with and I find them most helpful with excellent and courteous staff. I have dealt with them for over 30 years now and cannot fault any of the services they provide. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

    Graham Paxton

    I’ve known Sean for many years and have always found him to be a great person – true to his word and always looking for ways to make improvements and introduce new ideas. A great networker too.

    Michael Burke

    I highly recommend it, quick for settling the matter, good communication, I am really very pleased

    Marta Chudek

    excellent service would highly recommend for legal advice and assistance. They are on the ball 24/7

    Emly Flowers

    A very professional law firm. I recommend it

    Tomas Wit

    Very efficient and professional service

    Paul Timlin

    Kind, understanding and professional. Couldn’t be more helpful.

    Gary H

    Great company with a top class service and people.

    Martin Daly

    I am delighted to Join PA Duffy Solicitors as Finance & Marketing Manager. A top notch legal firm with an exciting future ahead.

    Sean Kelly

    Pa Duffy (Seanin) very good and efficient service I recommend to everyone

    daniel krynski

    Brilliant service. From the very beginning everything made very straightforward. Communication was perfect.
    Big thank you to Seanin for dealing with everything in a professional and affordable manner. I’m very pleased, and can highly recommend!


    Emma done our conveyancing for purchase of our property. Great communication upheld throughout buying and the entire process was easy!

    Emer McLernon

    Very happy with the service I received from seanen Somerville thank you very much

    Geraldine McVeigh

    First time using PA Duffy for a property sale/purchase and Emma McCaul was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

    Micheal Bond

    I retained PA Duffy for a property purchase in Northern Ireland, and was very luckily assigned Emma McCaul. Myself being based in the Rep of Ireland made the selecting of an All Ireland Solicitors the perfect choice.
    Emma was superb to deal with throughout, responsive and very client focused, in both her dealings and advice.
    I would absolutely recommend this Solicitors for any legal service they provide in either jurisdiction on this island.

    Greachain O’Ceallaigh

    Kieran Quinn is a brilliant solicitor!!Look no further . Truly the best!!

    irene riordan
    Szymon Predki
    Ciobotaru Camelia

    Handled the sale of a building site for me and i definitely would recommend this firm to anyone. Kieran and Jenny were really helpful and made the whole experience stress free.

    Gareth Williamson

    I would like to thank the various staff of P.A Duffy for their help and guidance through a very difficult stage of my life, The family law team were full of  kindness and professionalism in navigating me through the process and to the eventual outcome which I was delighted with. I would highly recommend them.

    Anne O’Boyle
    Laura Glackin

    Enda represented us recently with a judicial review case when our SEN son was de-registered from school without our consent and from initial contact was made, right through to case hearing date, we received a truly professional service and good, solid, honest advice. Enda fast tracked our case to try to reduce the detrimental impact of having no access to education with all schools over-subscribed and was in contact regularly for information and preparing the paperwork. We were updated at every stage and for the first time in a very difficult process of SEN assessments and being phobed of by EA, felt we were supported and kept on right track. Highly recommend.

    Sharon Whearty

    PA Duffy are extremely to work with, they are extremely responsive and nothing is a problem. I used them for the legals that come with a self build, they are efficient, clear and make the process easy. I would highly recommend.

    Shannon Cunningham

    I had my first dealings with PA Duffy back in 1981 and still rely on their experience, professionalism and responsiveness to navigate through the legal system. Emma and the team looked after the recent sale of our house, everything went like clockwork, if I needed any help or advice they were there every time. Brilliant service. Many thanks to all the team at Dungannon.

    Brendan Dunlop

    Brilliant service highly recommend. From the very beginning dealing with PA Duffy and Co (Seanin) made everything very straightforward, Communication was excellent was always kept up to date about everything.
    Seanin dealt with everything in a professional confidential manner nothing was ever a bother. TOP CLASS SERVICE.

    Adrian mc neill

    Cant praise Jenny enough, professional and efficient from start to finish. Kept me in the loop throughout the entire process, would definitely use again.

    Suzanne McEwen

    We find PA Duffy & Co to be a very professional & efficient firm to work with. Dealing with Jenny & Kieran primarily we find them extremely helpful. We would highly recommend PA Duffy & Co.

    Alskea Ltd

    The services provided by PA Duffy were very professional. Thank you very much to Seanin for quickly and professionally taking care of my case and obtaining a satisfactory amount for me, I highly recommend it. good job 👍

    Paweł Stawski

    The service I received from PA Duffy & Co was nothing short of excellent and I would not hesitate in recommending the firm to friends and colleagues. Seanin Somerville was efficient and pro-active when dealing with my case and kept me updated at every stage providing reassurance and sound legal advice. This made all the difference to what was a very stressful situation.

    Jennifer Ferguson

    I have just completed a house purchase with PA Duffy and every aspect of their service was truly outstanding from start to finish. Kieran and the team couldn’t have made the process any easier and really couldn’t have been more helpful. They gave sound and timely advice, and were always available to answer any queries when I phoned. I would highly recommend PA Duffy if you require a highly professional, slick and seamless service.

    Jonathan Ireland

    Once again excellent service from Jenny Mitchell at PA Duffy & co. If everyone was that efficient life would be much easier.

    Damien Trolan

    The services provided by PA Duffy were very professional. Thanks to Seanin for dealing with my case so efficiently. Highly recommend

    Raymond Forbes

    Our compensation case just ended. We are very satisfied with the professional services of P.A Duffy.
    The compensation exceeded our expectations and we sincerely recommend their services.
    Despite the language barrier, everything went well with the help of an interpreter.

    Agnieszka Połeć

    I contacted PA Duffy after an accident and was delighted with the service I received it was first class. Seanin Somerville could not have been any better with her professional, friendly and helpful manner nothing was too much trouble and the case was dealt with quickly with regular updates. I would highly recommend this company and thank them and specifically Seanin for their help.

    Kind Regards
    Steven Hull.

    Steven Hull
    Aisling Hegarty

    From the minute I first contacted Seanin, I was totally assured of her competence and professionalism. She was always available and very efficient in all my correspondence and dealings with her. Besides being incredibly knowledgeable, Seanin was also very friendly and put me entirely at ease, explaining the process every step of the way. I would highly recommend Seanin and the firm to anyone. Thank you so much for all.

    Susan Drum
    Claire Devlin

    Great service provided by Kieran and Jenny, who helped me with purchasing a new property. I would highly recommend PA Duffy.

    Petrina Harvey

    Super Company. Professional in a range of legal proceedings. Would highly recommend to others.

    sean quinn

    I am very pleased with the services I have received from this company. the amount of compensation received exceeded my expectations. I recommend it because I feel I received the best possible service in this country.

    Grzegorz Pies

    Seanin at PA Duffy has done an amazing job for me in 2 of my RTA cases. Top service, highly recommend

    Mikolaj Korcz

    Very professional service, Special thanks to Seanin who made light work of everything for me. Always there to answer any queries. Highly recommended

    Padraig Mulgrew

    Phone call actioned within a very short time

    Nancy Beagan

    Great service and very helpful!

    William Boggs

    A very professional law firm. Special thanks to Seanin, very friendly and kind. Very efficient and quick communication. I highly recommend

    M G

    From the moment you ring or attend this practice you realise that this is a professional set up.
    Numerous solicitors work there, each one specialising in a different area.
    I find this reassuring as they are extremely knowledgeable in their chosen field of law.
    This practice deals with you very efficiently and provides great guidance.
    An amazing reception and extensive backroom team makes everything streamlined.
    Everyone that works here is extremely helpful.
    I highly recommend P.A. Duffy & Co Solicitors, Dungannon.

    Paul Mc Aleer

    Very professional service and staff polite and courteous at all times, it has been a pleasure dealing with everyone at PA Duffy & Co.

    Paul Fletcher

    Highly recommend.

    Used for conveyance, found both Kieran and Jenny in particular very efficient to deal with.

    Brian Lavery

    Kieran and Jenny helped us enormously whilst buying our new home during lockdown. Any problems that came up along the way were professionally dealt with and we got moved into our new home last summer. Would highly recommend them to anyone.

    Alison Willis

    My experience with PA Duffy Solicitors was brilliant, they were so helpful and could see that my family and I had been through an awful time – they were so friendly and professional and got the job done! 100% get my recommendation

    Nathanael Munro

    PA Duffy and Co were very helpful and professional when it came to sorting out our business

    B Duffy

    Highly recommend the services of Kieran and the team, they were diligent, professional and accommodating throughout.

    Joanne Badger

    (Translated by Google) I am very pleased with the professional approach to the case and, of course, with the amount of compensation that the company managed to obtain for me and my wife.

    Jestem bardzo zadowolony z profesjonalnego podejścia do sprawy i oczywiście z wysokości odszkodowania jakie udało się firmie dla mnie i mojej żony uzyskać.


    Very professional and reliable law firm, nice service. Customer service in English and Polish. High-level legal services

    Marcin Lagodkos

    Absolutely top class service from Kieran, Emma & the team at PA Duffy. Have used them for a number of property transactions and regularly recommend them to others.

    Eoin Brannigan

    Good sevice

    Robert Scott

    Very helpful and highly recommend

    Pamela Stewart

    Fantastic service from this office,friendly,polite and helpful solicitors,highly recommended

    Anne McKay

    I would highly recommend this law firm. Conal goes above expectations to help, was polite , approachable and professional at all times.

    Stacey Forde

    Delighted with the level of service and bespoke approach. Definitely would recommend.

    Norik Koczarian

    (Translated by Google) Very nice service

    Bardzo miła obsługa

    Marta Olejnik

    Really appreciate Emma @ PA Duffy’s help this week with a property lease. Would really recommend. Thank you agan.

    Peter Doak

    Wonderful, knowledgeable solicitors firm specialising in Medical Negligence, Human Rights, Family Law, Personal Injury cases. 5 out of 5!

    Marco Mckay

    Great and very helpful people.
    My case was quite difficult but Seanin went extra mile and got me my money for the damages of my car. Will defo use them in future if needed

    Patryk Schulz

    Gary Daly dealt with a medical negligence case for me. He went over and above to make sure I was kept up to date and understood all steps of the process. His expertise and calming nature was second to none. All staff I dealt with at P A Duffy were friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Gary Daly or P A Duffy & Co Solicitors

    William Poulter

    Absolutely great team at PA Duffy. Highly recommend this firm! Carla & Ashton are extremely knowledgeable & professional, they’ll keep you updated at all stages & go above and beyond to help

    Natasha Murphy

    Excellent service from Seanin Somerville regarding a recent accident I had. She was extremely helpful and courteous throughout. Clear and concise communication at all stages as well as keeping me up to date on what paper work needed to be completed. She always had plenty of time to take calls and respond to my queries via email. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Seanin and P.A. Duffy & Co solicitors. Extremely impressed with their service.

    Claire O’Neill

    I really recommend Danielle Garrity, she helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of.
    Highly recommended PA Duffy & Co Dungannon Solicitors.

    Mariusz Dados

    naomi was extremely helpful and diligent in working with me and couldn’t be more happy about the professionalism.


    Seanin was extremely helpful and everything was done with quality i strongly recommend PA Duffy for any enquiries you hape.
    Thank you Seanin and thank you PA Duffy!

    Marian Grosu

    I would like to express my deepest gratitude and provide glowing feedback for the exceptional assistance I received from Seanin, an outstanding solicitor. Throughout my case, Seanin exhibited unmatched expertise, dedication, and unwavering support.

    What sets Seanin apart is not only her exceptional legal skills but also her warm and kind-hearted nature. She is a truly lovely person, approachable, compassionate, and genuinely caring about her clients’ well-being. Working with her was an absolute pleasure.

    I am immensely grateful for Seanin’s guidance and the positive impact she had on my case. Her professionalism and personal qualities are truly remarkable. I consider myself fortunate to have had her by my side during this challenging time.

    I highly recommend Seanin as a solicitor. Her expertise, professionalism, and genuine care make her an exceptional choice. Thank you, Seanin, for everything you have done for me.

    Kacper Osiadly
    Shannon Mcintyre

    Carla Fraser dealt with mine and my daughters motor injury claims in the most professional and friendly manner. Carla was always at hand to advise me on next steps and even took time out of her Maternity leave to continue to guide me through the process. She made sure I was kept up to date on the progress of our claims right through to settlement. I can’t thank you and Seanin enough for all of your hard work on both of our cases and I would highly recommend you to anyone in need of your services.

    Lauren Shea

    Was impressed with Naomi
    Courtesy and Professionalism
    Good communication at all times
    P A Duffy have a good reputation with me now

    Ian Matthews

    Just wasted 2 weeks of my life waiting for a return call
    Very disappointing

    Fionnuala Fox

    Great stuff help me with everything so I didn’t have to deal with it myself, also they have polish stuff so if you don’t understand something they will translate it for you.

    Patrycja Siudek

    Great service

    Richard Skelton

    Amazing solicitors, Seanin and the team were fantastic in their efforts on my behalf.
    I would highly recommend them, give them a call you won’t regret it.


    Brilliant service good and lovely personality and making you feel at ease would use there service again if need will al aye have there number on my phone many many thanks

    Bill Brown

    Kinship Foster Care was last modified: September 26th, 2023 by Conal McGarrity