Setanta Landers, an Irish Solicitor admitted in England and Wales, a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and an AITI Tax Consultant, is a Partner at Tully Rinckey Ireland’s Dublin office. Setanta consults on a range of matters, including commercial and civil litigation, data protection, planning law, taxation, corporate and commercial services, property disputes, including landlord and tenant, intellectual property law disputes, and employment law disputes. He has a proven track record of running multiple complex workloads and co-ordinating ongoing litigation, with experience at all levels of the Irish courts and appearing before regulatory bodies such as the workplace relations commission, the tax appeal commission and the residential tenancies board, among others.
Setanta’s recent litigation cases include acting for the Plaintiff in an ultimately successful High Court litigation regarding a right-of- way dispute; acting for the Appellant in a Section 31 Judicial review injunction challenging the decision of the Minister of Housing and the Environment; acting for the Plaintiff in High Court litigation against a public body for a workplace harassment and bullying case; and an appeal to the tax appeal commissioners and ultimately the High Court challenging the interpretation of a section of the Capital Acquisitions Act, among others.
Setanta has particular expertise in planning and advising on observations to local authorities, appeals to an Bord Plenála, judicial reviews of planning decisions, planning injunctions, and defending planning enforcement proceedings.
Setanta is qualified as an AITI Irish Chartered Tax Advisor, having previously worked in Ernst & Young’s Private Wealth Department and prior to that in a large multinationals tax department to provide consultancy and compliance services. Setanta has particular experience advising on Revenue interventions and audits, appeals to the tax appeal commission and the High Court, income tax, capital acquisition taxes, stamp duty and capital gains taxes, trusts and cross-border transaction considerations.
Setanta is a registered Trade Mark attorney and has experience of registering trade marks and protecting intellectual property and has experience in passing off disputes, data protection law, and efficient tax structures to protect intellectual property.
Setanta is admitted to the Law Society of Ireland, and is also admitted in England and Wales as a solicitor. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway (Bachelor of Corporate Law (Hons.)) and National University of Ireland Galway (Bachelor of Laws and Letters (Hons.)). His has contributed articles that have been published in the Irish Law Society Gazette, Accountancy Ireland, and the Irish Tax Review, and he regularly makes presentations on a variety of legal topics.
Setanta is a volunteer legal advisor at the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) Centre in Rathmines and has received his gold pin for long service. He has given presentations to FLAC advisors.