About Us

C.S. Kelly & Co. Solicitors, is a long established and highly regarded legal service provider based in Market House, Buncrana, County Donegal.

Founded in 1945 by Charles S. Kelly who was a Sole Practitioner until Ciaran MacLochlainn joined the Firm in 1975 becoming a Partner in 1978 and thereafter taking over the practice. Ciaran MacLochlainn became the State Prosecuting Solicitor for the County of Donegal in 1983 and was involved in every major Trial in the County for 22 years, when, he stepped back from this position in 2005 thereafter focusing on the Criminal Defence and Civil Litigation on a private basis. Joseph P. Davies joined the practice in Partnership. Joe Davies is a founding member of the local Bar Association for Donegal as well as a Notary Public.

The practice over the years has been involved in many high profile cases both on a local level as well as National landmark cases and including cases within the Fishery Industry as well as many drink driving prosecutions and fatal injury actions. The practice was instructed in the Omagh Bombing tragedy and has been involved over the years with various other cross border matters including many Northern Irish Inquests.

We are a medium sized, progressive law Firm.  Most of our staff are long standing members of our team and committed to providing comprehensive, accessible, practical and efficient legal services to our clients. We are proud of our long term relationships with our clients, many of who have been with the practice through generations. Inishowen is unique and as well as providing a very much local service, our clients come from all over the County as well as clients from the whole Northwest region as we have built up and developed a reputation in particular areas of practice as offering the necessary skill and expertise required.

Our Service

Our priority is to provide a service that caters for the needs of our clients in a timely fashion and combined with our progressive specialised skills and wealth of experience.

The Firm is open and transparent with clients in relation to fees and charges. Our clients are informed from the outset as to what their exposure is likely to be.

Our areas of expertise are many including in the complex area of Medical Negligence. Our Medical Negligence Practitioner has 20 years experience in this highly specialised practice and has included various high profile cases ranging from birth trauma, hepatitis C, H.I.V. and catastrophic injury arising from failure to provide adequate care.

Local Community

Our Firm believes in supporting the local community. We continue to sponsor a variety of charitable causes as well as local Clubs and Organisations including the local Golf Club, Boxing Club amongst others.