Edward Gleeson


Edward is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team and and a key member of our Public, Regulatory & Investigations and our Charities & Not-for-Profit teams. He is a leading practitioner in the conduct of inquiries, private and public, statutory and non-statutory.

He is a specialist in procedures attendant upon professional disciplinary matters.  He is a key advisor to charitable organisations in the areas of risk and regulatory compliance.  An accredited CEDR mediator, Edward works primarily in the field of dispute resolution, guiding charitable organisations in this area.

Edward has deep familiarity with the organisational and systemic issues which arise within the charitable and not for profit sector.  He is a trusted advisor of long-standing to many of the leading charities in Ireland.

Much of his practice involves providing strategic advice on dispute avoidance and risk minimisation. As required, he applies his knowledge and experience to consideration of his clients' corporate/constitutional structures, their governance and diverse operational issues. He takes pride in ensuring that the needs of the firm’s clients are always met in the most timely and cost efficient manner without compromise to quality.


  • Litigation

  • Mediation

  • Defamation Law

  • Administrative Law

  • Statutory Interpretation

  • Fair procedures

  • Statutory and non-statutory inquiries

  • Charities Law

  • Government Relations

  • Parliamentary inquiries

Representative Matters

  • Advising registered charities regarding compliance with the Charities Act 2009.

  • Advising newly established charities regarding structures and regulatory requirements.

  • Advising charities in relation to risk and dispute resolution.


Legal 500, 2021

‘Leading Individual’ Edward Gleeson’s advice “is carefully provided and nothing is left to chance.

Legal 500, 2019

Edward is a “Recommended Lawyer”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Board member of Mount Street Club Trust
  • Former Chairman of National Federation of Arch Clubs
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Charity Law & Not-for-Profit Public, Regulatory and Investigations

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Member Ethics Committee - Mater Misercordiae Hospital

Member Ethics Committee - Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin


Law Society of Ireland (Solicitor)

Qualified Mediator U.K. Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)