The Legal Team: David Higgins (Partner), Grainne McMahon (Solicitor), Matthew Molloy (Partner), Emer Mulry (Solicitor), Martin Kerrigan (Solicitor), James Seymour (Partner)
(Photo by Martina Regan).
Berwick Solicitors can trace its formation back over 25 years of providing premier legal services starting with Matthew Molloy and Company, then becoming Molloy Seymour Solicitors and now Berwick Solicitors.
In keeping with their Galway roots, Matthew Molloy, David Higgins and James Seymour, the firm’s three founding partners, all studied at NUI Galway. To recognise this strong link to the west, they decided to name the firm after Edward Berwick who became the second president of NUI Galway, or Queens college as it was then know, in 1850.
Edward Berwick was a well-respected lawyer and was instrumental in ensuring the continuation of the University when he petitioned Queen Victoria to keep the royal charter in the face of fierce opposition from the Catholic and Protestant hierarchy who objected to the fact that the university was educating students of both religions in the same classes.
Despite overwhelming opposition, he convinced the Queen as to the importance of the University thereby ensuring its continuation. He died in office in 1877.
The founders and partners of Berwick Solicitors are Matthew Molloy, B.A., L.L.B., David Higgins, B.Comm, L.L.B. and James Seymour, B.A., L.L.B. (Profiles below).
Matthew is a native of Renmore, Galway city who qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Matthew is a litigation solicitor who specialises in personal injury law. Matthew has 25 years experience dealing with Accident Claims.
Please email Matthew at MatthewMolloy@berwick.ie.
James Seymour was a partner in Berwick Solicitors until his appointment by the Irish Government as County Registrar & Sheriff for the County of Tipperary. Any enquiries regarding James may be forwarded to email@example.com
David is a native of Dublin and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. David is an experienced litigation solicitor who specialises in Family Law, Employment Law and Commercial Law. David has a diploma in Commercial Law and is an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator. David held the position as President of the Galway Solicitors Bar Association for three years and is the current Connaught representative to the Council of the Law Society of Ireland. David sits on the Regulation to Practice Committee, the Family Law Committee and the Mediation and Arbitration Committee in the Law Society.
Please email David at: DavidHiggins@berwick.ie
Emer is a native of Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway. Qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. Practicing in the areas of Personal Injuries Law, Medical Negligence Law and Enduring Power of Attorney.
Please email Emer at EmerMulry@berwick.ie
Martin, a native of Claregalway, County Galway, completed his Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) at National University of Ireland Galway. Having worked with John F. Martin Solicitors for a year and a half primarily in the areas of criminal law and personal injuries law, Martin then joined Berwick Solicitors in December 2011 practising in all areas of Civil Litigation but focusing primarily on the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and Debt Recovery.
Please email Martin at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Naughton, BCL, Solicitor
Amy, a native of Galway, practices in all areas of litigation and specialises in providing both advice and representation in both Commercial Litigation and Debt Recovery. Amy completed her Bachelor of Law Degree BCL at NUI Galway and won the Law Society Conveyancing Prize in 2015. She has written extensively on the areas of compensation for cancelled/late flights and on enforcement of judgements.
Please email Amy at email@example.com
Contact Berwick Solicitors in Galway
To contact us at Berwick Solicitors, Galway:
Add: 16 Eyre square, Galway, H91 Y735.
Tel: +353 (0)91 567 545
Fax: +353 (0)91 569 232.
Office Hours: 9.30 -1 PM and 2-5.30 PM, Monday – Friday.
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