Edward Gleeson


Edward is a partner in our Litigation team and heads both our Public & Administrative Law and 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. He constantly applies his knowledge and experience regarding his clients' corporate structures, governance issues, constitutional statutes and statutory duties


  • Litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • 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, 2012

Edward is recommended by Legal 500 under the heading of ‘Public Sector’.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

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

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Charity Law & Not-for-Profit Public & Administrative Law

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)