David Lavelle

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David studied at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin and qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and holds a Diploma in European Law.

David is the head of the firm’s property and probate departments. He has recently stepped down as Managing Partner, a title which he held for 18 years, in order to focus on his expanding client base and to concentrate on his commitments as a newly elected member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Council.  He has over 30 years’ experience as a property solicitor and as such is the longest serving property law Solicitor in County Wicklow and is the principal advisor to the agricultural community in the region.  

David’s experience and reputation is such that colleagues often refer complex property and commercial matters to him. Whilst advising private clients on general property matters, David specialises in the areas of Commercial Property, Commercial Leases, and has amassed considerable experience in the areas of Agricultural Property (to include easements and rights of way), Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Corporate Restructuring, and Commercial Lending. David makes regular contributions to the community by way of articles, presentations and seminars.

David has a particular expertise in negotiating large commercial and retail leases. His clients include developers whom he advises on the acquisition, construction, finance and development of large-scale mixed use schemes. He also advises on a range of property structures including private healthcare schemes.

David was an integral advisor regarding the compulsory purchase of the lands adjoining the N11 motorway. 


Dear David,

We received your letter of 2 May 2013 and the copy of the Folio.  We are all delighted to receive this news and very happy to see the deeds.  We thank you and all at Augustus Cullen Law for the expert service we have received.

With many thanks,

Ray, Jean and Ray

Membership of Organisations

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Council 
  • President of the Wicklow Solicitors Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries
  • Former President of the Wicklow and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Former President Wicklow Rugby Club
  • Honorary President of Wicklow Rovers Football Club
  • David has served on the Boards of Management of numerous bodies. 

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