Managing Partner

Ernest J. Cantillon

Ernest Cantillon graduated from University College, Cork, with a BCL Degree, he then studied with the Law Society in Dublin and qualified as a Solicitor in 1980.

During his career, Ernest’s expertise has been recognised by his own profession by his appointment or election to the following positions:

  • Council Member of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Chairman of the Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Ireland
  • President of the Southern Law Association
  • Member of the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Appointed by the Minister for Justice to a Committee which advised the Minister on the qualifications of Judges.

Ernest is a Litigation Solicitor who has been involved in a large number of ground-breaking precedent setting cases. Apart from advising members of the public his advice is frequently sought by his colleagues. Ernest has lectured extensively on litigation and litigation related issues.



Cantillons Solicitors is OPEN. We are meeting new and existing clients at our office at 39 South Mall, Cork. We have taken the necessary precautions within our office to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those who attend at our office. For those not in a position to attend in person at our office, we can facilitate online meetings (via Zoom and Skype). Please feel free to call us on +353 21 4275673 or email us on [email protected].