Berwick Solicitors Galway

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).

David Higgins Berwick Solicitors GalwayPartner David Higgins, B.Comm, L.L.B.

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.

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Emer Mulry Berwick Solicitors GalwayEmer Mulry, B.A, L.L.B

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.

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Martin-Kerrigan-Berwick-Solicitors-Galway-DublinMartin Kerrigan B.A. L.L.B, Solicitor

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.

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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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