Julian is a Partner and leads the Real Estate group in Flynn O’Driscoll LLP. Julian advises on all aspects of commercial real estate including development, construction, commercial landlord and tenant as well as portfolio sale and acquisition.


Julian has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property and is regularly retained to advise companies, both domestic and multinational, and other commercial entities in matters including sales, purchases, refinancing and leasing of commercial property.  His clients also include a number of property developers on the acquisition and development of schemes for residential, commercial and mixed use developments.

Julian’s practice also includes working closely with the Corporate and Banking teams within Flynn O’Driscoll in relation to property elements associated with mergers and acquisitions and financing of transactions.


  • Acquisition and lease of well-known Licensed premises in Dublin 4
  • Acting for Developers in Site Acquisition, development and financing of large development site together with the Unit Sales
  • Private Investor Groups in the acquisition and construction of Primary Care developments
  • Sale and leaseback of prominent licensed premises in County Kildare
  • Acted for the Vendor of prominent commercial premises off Baggot Street, Dublin for €5m
  • Sale of numerous hotels and recreational facilities throughout Ireland
  • Regularly retained by landlords and tenants in Leases of Commercial Units of varying size
  • Advised Vendor in sale of prominent office building near Naas, County Kildare


  • B.A. 1995, University College Dublin
  • MEconSc., 1996, University College Dublin
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 1997, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 2002
  • Dip Emp Law, 2007 University College Dublin
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, 2012


  • Law Society of Ireland

‘Julian Cunningham has a wealth of property experience which allows him to provide sound advice when issues arise. Julian is always at the end of the phone when needed which is a great comfort to clients when in the middle of stressful transactions.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

'Nothing is too big for Flynn O’Driscoll to take on. They are efficient, welcoming and extremely professional. Their knowledge of the law is unparalleled by any other firm. Julian Cunningham in the property team deserves special mention.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

‘Julian Cunningham continues to show phenomenal attention to detail and dedication which is always second to none. He is extremely thorough in his work and takes a very reasonable approach to areas of his field.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

'The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

‘Pragmatic approach to problem solving. Appropriate billing. Went to great lengths to understand our business and nothing was 'too much trouble’.'

Legal 500 EMEA

‘The team at Flynn O’Driscoll approach every assignment I have worked with them on in a very practical, commercial and business-focused way. This has led to better outcomes for clients as the advice and guidance is centred on the end result and desired outcomes. This approach is underpinned by a highly technical and sector knowledgeable team of individuals that bring their input at the right time in a seamless manner.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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