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Three Cork firms merge to form Galvin Donegan LLP
David Donegan, Paul Clune, Donnchadha Murphy and Barry Galvin

17 Jan 2022 / business Print

Three Cork firms merge to form Galvin Donegan LLP

Galvin Donegan LLP has been launched following the merger of three of Cork’s longest established firms. Barry C Galvin & Son Solicitors, Donegan Solicitors, and O’Connor, Murphy, Clune Solicitors have joined forces to create the new firm.

It specialises in advisory, litigation and commercial law, with a specific focus on the banking and financial sector, family business, public utility, defence litigation, and semi-state work, while also offering general legal services.

All three firms having a rich heritage in commercial and general practice in Cork, dating back to the mid-1800s.

Specialist areas

“Individually, we all had our specialist areas, particularly working with public, private and corporate clients but, together, we can now demonstrate real strength and depth”.

Partner David Donegan said that the reality of the modern business environment meant a scale-up was necessary to achieve client-service ambitions.

Partner Paul Clune pointed to the many advantages of a larger firm: “One of the key factors that made the merger attractive to me was the combined ethos of putting our clients ‘front and centre’, and ensuring we deliver the highest professional standards.

“Another factor is the culture of transparency that we have already begun to foster; I believe this is crucially important in building client relationships, and our reputation,” he said.

“One of the key factors that made the merger attractive to me was the combined ethos of putting our clients front and centre and ensuring we deliver the highest professional standards.

“Another factor is the culture of transparency that we have already begun to foster; I believe this is crucially important in building client relationships and our reputation,” he said.

Evolving landscape

Barry Galvin said that now was the right time for them to form alliances with other law firms to provide more opportunities for growth.

“The landscape is evolving, and we need to evolve with it. I am delighted that this new partnership has now formed, which I believe puts us in a unique position.”

Galvin Donegan LLP currently employs over 35 people in its new office at 91 South Mall, Cork.

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