James  Sherwin

James Sherwin

Managing Partner - Sherwin O'Riordan solicitors

Contact Details

  • Ireland
74 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

Practice Area Membership(s)

  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law (Corporate)

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James is the Managing Partner at SOR and is noted for his practical and astute approach in dealing with complex issues on behalf of his clients and brings this wealth of experience to his role as Head of our Corporate and Business Practice.

James has extensive experience in M&A work, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, syndicated commercial property transactions, employment law and IP law.

James advises a wide range of clients, from multinationals to SMEs on corporate structures, shareholder issues, commercial and business agreements and general business law matters.


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Small Firms Association
  • Irish Corporate Law Forum
  • Institute of Directors in Ireland

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law

Firm Description

Our law firm provides practical, focused, value based solutions to businesses and private individuals. We specialise in four key business areas – Commercial & Corporate, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Commercial Property. Our lawyers specialise in one specific area and so our advice is both to the point and practical. 

We base our advice on the principle that our clients need us to tell them how they can use the law to deal with their issue and help them achieve their objective.

We are instructed by many leading businesses in Ireland and we are the preferred legal advisor to the members of the Small Firms Association in Ireland which has over 800 corporate members. 

Corporate & Business

We advise companies and individuals from a wide variety of sectors on joint ventures, acquisitions and affiliations, as well as assist them in the negotiation and drafting of the associated agreements. We also advise them in the negotiation and drafting of employment and personnel services agreements.

We provide guidance on regulatory matters, complex litigation, innovative structures and corporate transactions, and liability prevention advice.

Employment Law

SOR is one of the leading Employment Law firms in Ireland and advises on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. The team have appeared in all Employment Law forums including the Labour Relations Commission, Labour Court, Employment Appeals Tribunal, Circuit Court, High Court and Equality Tribunal.  In general, we conduct most of our own advocacy and only instruct Counsel where necessary, therefore reducing legal fees. 

Commercial Property

We represent property developers, corporations, investment funds, healthcare institutions, restaurants, hotels, landlords, tenants, financial institutions and borrowers in straightforward and more complex property transactions. We represent a wide variety of property companies, investors, inward investment corporations and commercial clients in fields such as high-tech, bio-tech, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, health care, and national retailing.

Commercial Litigation

Our litigation team act for self-insured retail firms, as well as insurance companies, in claims involving defamation, personal injuries and false imprisonment in both High Court and Circuit Court claims.