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Batch of twelve solicitors receive patents of precedence today
Solicitor and new senior counsel Geoffrey Shannon of the Law Society

07 Oct 2021 / law society Print

Twelve solicitors to receive patents of precedence

The following solicitors, who are nominated to become senior counsel by the Government, will be presented with their patents of precedence today (7 October).

Chief Justice Frank Clarke will preside at a ceremony in the Supreme Court at 10.45am for the granting of patents of precedence to:

  • Mr Raymond Bradley,
  • Ms Geraldine Clarke,
  • Ms Nicola Dunleavy,
  • Ms Alison Fanagan.

Other ceremonies

The second batch of solicitors will be presented with their patents of precedence at 11.30am.

They are:

  • Mr Larry Fenelon,
  • Mr Stuart Gilhooly,
  • Mr Damien Keogh,
  • Mr Conor Linehan.

The third cohort of solicitors will be presented with their patents of precedence at 12.30pm.

They are:

  • Ms Rachel Minch,
  • Mr Geoffrey Shannon,
  • Ms Helen Sheehy,
  • Mr Keith Walsh.

Chief Justice retirement

Chief Justice Frank Clarke will sit for the last time as Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court at 10am on Friday (8 October).

Available space for his departure from the Supreme Court courtroom is very limited.

The Chief Justice has invited a number of family members, colleagues and friends to attend the ceremony, and has expressed his regret that others cannot be safely accommodated at this time.

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