Photo taken by Katie O’Connor – from left: Shirley Prendergast, Maura Kennedy, Patrick O’Connor, (managing partner & head of the litigation department), William O’Connor (partner), Patty Coss (office manager) and Anthony Oates.
P. O’Connor & Son was named as Connacht/Ulster Litigation Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards ceremony in Dublin. The litigation department of P. O’Connor & Son has become renowned on the national stage for the quality litigation service it provides under the leadership of Patrick O’Connor, managing partner of the firm and head of the litigation department assisted by the partners, Samantha Geraghty, Paul Cunney and William O’Connor. The firm is also held in high regard by barristers and other solicitors’ firms for the manner in which it conducts its cases, deals with barristers and experts involved in proceedings and court service staff.
P. O’Connor & Son was shortlisted as an Irish Law Awards 2018 finalist in six categories:
- Banking / Finance / Restructuring & Insolvency Law Firm / Lawyer of the Year
- Excellence in Client Services Connacht /Ulster
- Connacht/Ulster Property, Planning, Probate Law Firm / Lawyer of the Year.
- Connacht/Ulster Law Firm of the Year
- Connacht/Ulster Family Law Firm / Lawyer of the Year
- Connacht/Ulster Litigation Law Firm / Lawyer of the Year.
The firm adopts a pro-active approach to dealing with legal issues and believes that the best solution for any legal dispute involves prompt identification of key issues, early dialogue between the parties and conferring with the client about the possible solutions.
Patrick O’Connor is an arbitrator, a mediator and a litigator and he uses all of those finely tuned skills to advocate for his clients. William O’Connor is also a trained mediator. The Litigation department in the firm comprises a considerable team who provide exceptional service to clients.
The firm has for 50 years represented various insurance companies in civil defence cases while at the same time has represented thousands of private clients in pursuit of justice. In addition the firm represents a considerable number of high profile clients who require representation.
In 2017 the firm introduced a new case management system known as legal Evolve which permits the users to create a brief from the moment the file is set up.
P. O’Connor & Son is one of the few law firms in Ireland which also provides a full range of litigation services through the Irish language.
Earlier this year the firm achieved ISO 9000 accreditation which is a quality standard recognised both nationally and internationally. It recognises the quality service provided by the firm.