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Paul McMahon is a practising solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in the practice of law in Ireland.  He is also a practising Chartered Tax Adviser. He practised as an England and Wales solicitor  in Ireland for many years.

Paul has practised as a solicitor and legal adviser in a range of areas including corporate and commercial law, employment, trade, IT and IP law, property and development, trusts and estate planning, litigation, banking and taxation.

He has advised on and acted in transactions and cases for clients in range of business sectors. Samples of transactions and cases in which Paul has acted are set out in the sections which deal with our services.

Qualifications and Memberships

Paul McMahon is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, in Northern Ireland and in England and Wales. He is a Chartered Tax adviser and a Qualified Financial Adviser. He has qualifications in banking, finance and compliance.

  • Bachelor of Civil Law (1988) (University College Dublin)
  • Solicitor (1993) (Incorporated Law Society of Ireland)
  • Attorney at Law (2000) (New York State Bar)
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (2002) (Irish Taxation Institute)
  • Certificate and Diploma in Financial Services (2002) (Institute of Bankers)
  • Qualified Financial Adviser (2003) (Life Assurance Institute)
  • Solicitor England and Wales (2003) (Law Society of England and Wales)
  • Certificate in Compliance (2004) (Association of Compliance Officers)
  • Solicitor Northern Ireland (2018) (Law Society of Northern Ireland)


Paul has written all the content of the Irish Legal Guide, which is a unique wide-ranging guide to Irish Law.  It is an in-depth summary of almost all areas of Irish law, regulation and practice. In addition, the guide also contains the original legislation, sample case law and other legal materials relevant to each area of law concerned.

The parts of Irish Legal Guide dealing with the legal issues that arise for businesses in Ireland are now available at  Irish Legal Guide is a subscription website. A free no-credit card, once-off, one week trial is available to all users.

Future releases of Irish Legal Guide, which has been fully written, cover almost every area of Irish law and regulation. Over 700 draft articles from the Irish Legal Guide pipeline are available on the McMahon Legal Guide website at

Paul has written UK Law (An Irish Guide), which is a practical guide to doing business in the UK, primarily for Irish businesses and residents with UK interests. It is available at

Using his Irish and UK practice and experience, Paul has written and compiled Brexit (An Irish Guide) which contains over 600 articles on the risks and advantages of Brexit. It is available at