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The ease of closing search results in seconds, blended with the knowledge, reliability, and security of Ireland’s most experienced law searchers firm (Established 1890)

Welcome to Ellis & Ellis, the home of econveyancing.

Along with our full Town Agency facility, we provide a comprehensive suite of law searcher services for conveyancing and litigation purposes. With our blend of a quick and easy-to-use ordering platform, over 130 years of know-how, and a quality after-sales experience, we provide clients with a superior searching and litigation support service.

Why not join the 1000’s of users who trust Ellis & Ellis to deliver them a competitive edge?

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Why not discover more about our extensive range of searching options. Click on ‘find out more’ for a detailed breakdown of each offering type.

Closing / Conveyancing Searches

Land Registry, Planning & Title Investigation searches

Town Agency

Company & Legal Entity Search

Personal, Debt, Probate, & Asset Discovery Searches

UK, International,
& Miscellaneous Searches

How it all works

Solicitors can request via this on-line portal, all the usual searches types required for the sale of property.

Other searches can also be ordered for use in boundary or title disputes, probate, litigation, fitness and probity and a variety of other matters.

You may register via the ‘register’ icon on the home page, or by contacting us via e-mail at info@ellis.ie, or you can call us at 01 8723460. Once registered, we will do a 2-minute demo to get you started.

When you are ready to order simply log- on, select the search types required. Then fill out the details in the ‘required’ fields; and click on ‘submit’ for results in seconds.

For full comprehensive details of all of our services, costs, benefits, and details please register via the link in the header bar or call us at 01 8723460.

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In 1890, fourteen years before James Joyce’s Ulysses sent Leopold Bloom on his epic tour of Dublin, co-founder Charles Ellis joined with the already established company of James T. Ellis, Law Searchers to form a new firm Ellis & Ellis (Pedigree, Law & Patent Searching Agents). In the intervening 130 years or so, this fully Irish and family-owned company has continued to serve solicitors and legal professionals, with great pride in its work ethic, traditions, and durability. Ellis & Ellis face into this third century confident in our aim to continue serving the legal profession to the high standards, and reliability that have become our bywords.



What is a Business Name search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

For some a business name is considered the ‘brand’ of an enterprise. A business name can help create a corporate identity, setting up as it does either perceived or real client expectations around service, production or intent. A business name can equally be used to influence company culture or merely act as a mission statement for the body corporate. However, whatever the ultimate motivation in selecting and/ or operating under a business name, from a legal perspective it means that the business name owner(s) are persons or entities carrying out their trade under a brand, i.e., a name other than

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Register of Beneficial Ownership

Ellis & Ellis have recently been in correspondence with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies. We have been informed that ‘…Following a recent judgement [sic] by the European Court of Justice the search facility on the RBO register for beneficial ownership information is now suspended…’ Moreover, we are also informed that the ‘…RBO is currently working on providing access for Designated Persons only…’. (Note: A designated person is defined on the RBO’s website (Section 15) as follows: Frequently Asked Questions About The RBO – RBO) Ellis & Ellis will continue to keep a

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Launching Our New Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Process When Ordering Searches

Ellis & Ellis are pleased to announce the launch of our new Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) process when ordering searches. Designed to assist users in maintaining tighter controls on office expenditure, this streamlined and easy-to use PAYG option allows clients to pay for services as you use them. When ordering searches via www.ellis.ie and before the final submission of search requests, users will be given the choice to either ‘Pay later’ (default position) or ‘Pay now’ in the ‘Pay by Credit or Debit Card now?’ section of the website. If users opt to Pay As You Go, they simply click on the

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What Is An Insolvency Service Of Ireland Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI)? The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) is an independent statutory body established on 1 March 2013 under the provisions of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012. It is responsible for administering and supervising the operation of the various personal insolvency solutions as prescribed in the said act. The objective of which is ‘…to restore insolvent persons to solvency….’. What registers do the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) maintain? If successful in reaching an agreement with their creditors, the personal details and type of debt solution debtors have agreed are recorded in relevant registers

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What Is A Folio Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is a folio? To understand what a folio search is, you first need to understand ‘what is a folio?’. In essence, a folio is a title document produced by the Land Registry as part of the ‘registration of title’ system. Supplementary maps (or title plans) are also generated by the Land Registry. These (State guaranteed) titles to property, set out the related minutiae about a property, such as a description, details of any parts transferred, particulars of ownership, and other specifics about charges, rights of way, burdens, etc. Note: ‘…90% of the legal titles in Ireland are now registered

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What Is A Judgment (Debt/ Money) Register Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is a Judgment (Debt/ Money)? When monies are owed by a person or a legal entity the courts may issue a ruling stating that the creditor (or other plaintiff) is entitled to a certain amount of money. Once the creditor has obtained a judgment, the creditor can employ a host of methods to collect the money that are otherwise unavailable without ajudgment. What is the rationale behind the purchasing solicitor or conveyancer’s decision to seek a Judgment (Debt/Money) search when conducting closing searches on a property, right, or interest purchase? By registering the debt in the Judgment (Debt/ Money)

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What Are Judgment (Lis Pendens) Searches? An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is a Lis Pendens? Literally the term translates from its original Latin as ‘Pending Litigation’ and refers to burdens registered against property in situations where there are Circuit or High Court proceedings still deemed to be in progress or still pending.  In reference to Section 69 (1) (i) of the Registration of Title Act 1964, the act describes the type of burdens which may be registered as affecting registered land. Included in those are: –  ‘…(i) any judgment mortgage, recognizance, State bond, inquisition or Judgment (Lis Pendens), whether existing before or after the first registration of the land;…’ Why is

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What Are Company (Legal Entity) Searches? An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is a Company search? A company search is a search against the registered name or number of a legal entity recorded in the registers of the Companies Registration Office (CRO), which is the ‘…central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names….’. This type of search can be conducted instantaneously for registered users via our proprietary website at www.ellis.ie.  What are the reasons for the purchasing solicitor/conveyancer to conduct a search for a company when investigating the title for a property/right/interest purchase? There are several reasons why a company search might be conducted as part of

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