Our people

Our Clients benefit from the considerable breadth of experience and depth of expertise which the firm’s Solicitors have accumulated through working in several different areas of law. Our emphasis is on ensuring the advice and guidance which clients receive from us is best suited to helping them make the right decision.

Mark Felton


Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1992, having previously spent almost a decade working in the banking industry. On qualification he joined his father’s firm of Molloy Fayle Tyndall and Company in Dublin, thereby becoming the fourth generation of the same family to work for the firm.

Realising the potential that existed in Greystones for future expansion, the firm opened a full time office in Greystones in 1992 and it is there that Mark has practiced since. In 1995 the firm of Molloy Fayle Tyndall and Company merged with the Wicklow firm of Augustus Cullen and Son and, with the exception of a couple of years spent working in the Wicklow office, Mark continued to practice in Greystones, where he eventually met Paul McKnight and where he and Paul had the responsibility for running the Greystones branch office of the Wicklow firm. In 2003, this branch office was acquired by Paul and Mark and it was renamed Felton McKnight Solicitors.

Mark is a very experienced solicitor and has a long history of practice in various areas of law, particularly Conveyancing and Family Law. In addition he is a leading professional in the area of Mental Health and Capacity Law and he has practiced widely in this area for many years. He has a specialist level of knowledge in relation to the Mental Health Act and the rights of those who are subject to involuntary admission in Approved Centres, and he also has wide experience in the area of Wards of Court process and procedures

He is also a leading practitioner in the area of Enduring Powers of Attorney and the rights of older people and has advocated strongly to support the rights of the vulnerable members of society for many years. He is a member of the Law Society Mental Health and Capacity Task Force, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Mental Health and Capacity Committee and is a founder member of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association.

He is a strong believer in life-long learning and was awarded a Masters’ Degree in Law from University College Cork in 2015 in which his main areas of focus were Mental Health Law, Mental Capacity Law and Disability Law

Mark’s main practice areas:
• Mental Health Law
• Mental Capacity Law
• Enduring Powers of Attorney
• Family Law
• Conveyancing

For more information on any of Mark Felton’s areas of expertise, please see our services listed on our website or do not hesitate to call with any enquiries you may have.

Catherine McKnight


Catherine is a specialist corporate and commercial law solicitor offering an accessible, cost effective and personalised one to one service to business owners. Catherine provides clients with expert advice on commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, the acquisition and disposal of businesses, being investor ready and other corporate transactions.

Anne Marie Daly


Anne Marie graduated from University College Dublin in 1995 with a Bachelor in Civil Law. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1999.

Anne Marie has a wide experience in Private Client work and advises on the areas of Litigation ( with an emphasis on Personal Injury matters), Employment Law, Family Law, Wills and all areas of general Practice.

Paul McKnight


Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1990, having commenced his working career in 1988 as an apprentice solicitor in his father’s law firm, Reddy Charlton & McKnight Solicitors in Dublin. Wanting to expand his career opportunities, he joined the Quinn Group in Cavan in 1996 and established their in-house legal department. In 1997, he joined the law firm Augustus Cullen & Son solicitors with responsibility for running their Greystones branch. In 2003, this branch office was acquired by Paul and Mark Felton and it was renamed Felton McKnight solicitors.
Paul, who was recently elected as President of the Wicklow Solicitors Bar Association, is a very experienced solicitor and has acquired an extensive knowledge of the law over the last three decades. He is a strong advocate of continuing professional development, as it greatly enhances the ability of solicitors to adapt to the continually evolving needs of their clients. Paul has undertaken many such legal and diploma courses. He also holds a First Class Honours Masters of Law Degree from University College Dublin where he studied areas such as Corporate Governance, White Collar Crime, Media Regulation, Insolvency, Law of the European Court of Human Rights and Environmental Law.

Paul McKnight’s specialist areas of expertise include:
• General Litigation
• Personal Injury
• Family Law
• Planning Law
• Employment Law

As an accredited civil and commercial law mediator Paul appreciates the potential of mediation to resolve even the most complex, stubborn disputes and has the depth of experience to foster practical yet satisfactory resolutions. In regard to marital disputes, Paul is also a qualified Collaborative Family Law solicitor. This model of resolution focuses on the parties’ interests, lessens hostility between them and most importantly reduces the negative impact on children.
For more information on any of Paul McKnight’s areas of expertise, please see our services listed on our website or do not hesitate to call with any enquiries you may have.

Chaitra Girish Mallya

Legal Executive

Chaitra holds a Masters of Law degree from University College Dublin, Dublin and works primarily in our Probate department dealing with Administration of Estates and Drafting of Wills. She also holds a Diploma in Employment Law, a field in which she has considerable experience, which she uses to assist Paul McKnight in Employment-Law-related matters. Her prior experience also involved working extensively with Corporate and Business Law, and she therefore also assists the team with Company-Law-related matters.
Chaitra holds a B.A. (Hons) and LL.B. from Bangalore University, India and is enrolled as a Lawyer with the Karnataka State Bar Council.

Deirdre Hartley

Legal Executive

Deirdre holds a Law Degree from NUI Galway and has worked in private client, residential and commercial property and has gained extensive experience in all aspects of private client conveyancing, new home sales, receiver sales and commercial real estate transactions.

Enda Corcoran

Legal Executive

Enda has extensive experience in finance and business and holds an Honours Batchelor of Law Degree. Enda works in our Probate Department and also assists Mark with Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Our Experience

Since commencing business, we have acted for major insurance companies, local authorities, statutory and semi-state bodies, and financial institutions. We also have a substantial private client practice.  We currently specialise in personal injury law, wills and probate law, mental health and capacity law, family law to include collaborative family law, litigation, employment law, planning law, property law and civil and commercial mediation.

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