Introducting Liam Crowley, Solicitor

Sergeant McCarthy’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has a new member, meet Liam Crowley.

Liam joined us in January from Dublin where he cut his teeth working in the shark tanks that are the Dublin criminal courts. Liam joins John in the accident claim and medical negligence department but also has a real passion for criminal law and advocacy. And it’s something he knows a thing or two about, having seen life at the coal face of the busiest criminal courts in the country.

West Cork’s going to represent a bit of a change of pace for Liam but he hasn’t let the grass grow under his feet. He was introduced to Judge James McNulty at Bandon District Court on Friday last. The introduction of a new solicitor to a District Court is an old custom and it is traditional for the senior practitioner in the District Court venue concerned to do the honours, hence we are grateful to our colleague Eammon Fleming in Bandon for looking after Liam on this occasion.

A solicitor’s first duty is to the Court and in rural Districts where local practitioners and judges work closely together on a regular basis it is important to know who you’re dealing with from the start. So Liam’s introduction in Bandon on Friday was an important first step.

Liam intends developing a criminal law practice in West Cork, something I’m delighted to support him in doing.

The first thing this enterprising young man has done is set up a 24-hour emergency Garda Station call out service. (Did I mention I love this guy!) The number is 087 964 9140.

Put it in your phone now in case you ever need it. But remember, this is an emergency hotline, not for routine enquiries. If you ever want to give Liam a call with a general enquiry, please call the main office number on 023 888 00 88 or contact

While not on his hind legs fighting for justice, Liam loves rugby (he’ll be gutted this morning) and amateur dramatics. There’s nothing he loves more than treading the boards in a frock getting a cream pie in the face, so he should fit in just fine here at McCarthy + Co.…

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