Flor McCarthy is one of Ireland’s leading lawyers and a recognised expert in marketing. He was chosen as Munster Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards 2018. He has particular expertise and hands-on practical experience in privacy, data protection and GDPR issues for marketers. [Read More]
John specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims. His practice focuses on high value compensation cases. He has extensive experience in this area of litigation for over 10 years. John has acted in a wide variety of personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, medical negligence, defective product, professional negligence and judicial review cases. [Read More]
Liam specialises in litigation and court work. He works mainly in support of John in helping people with personal injury and medical negligence claims. Liam is also a skilled advocate (or in plain English: a courtroom lawyer). He has a particular passion for criminal law. [Read More]
Lorna Helen is an associate solicitor specialising in conveyancing and probate. Born and raised in Ahiohill, a small village between Clonakilty and Bandon, Lorna went on to obtain her Law degree in University College Cork. [Read More]
Joseph McCarthy works as a solicitor in McCarthy + Co joining the company in 2013. Having initially studied psychology Joseph worked within that field in the U.S. for a number of years before returning to Ireland and beginning further studies in law and qualifying as a solicitor. [Read More]
Clíodhna O’Regan is an associate solicitor specialising in conveyancing and probate, Clíodhna is a key part of the team here in McCarthy + Co. A Clonakilty girl, born and bred, Clíodhna studied Law and European studies in University of Limerick, even completing one of those semesters in Madrid, while studying law through Spanish. [Read More]
Lucy Boland works as a legal executive having joined the McCarthy team in September 2019. Born and bred in Clonakilty, Lucy has a degree in Fine Art from the Crawford College in Cork. She is also studying computer animation part-time in Dundalk IT as she thrives on the creative.
In more recent years, Lucy worked primarily in the hospitality industry, however, her first job was working for her parents who ran the Friday Ad Newspaper in West Cork for almost thirty years. Here Lucy would answer phones and type out ads developing her customer service and administration skills from an early age.
Lucy thoroughly enjoys her role and learning about the legal process and litigation. When not at work, you can find her at home with her two children enjoying family time.
Martina Harmon joined McCarthy + Co in August of 2019 as part of our conveyancing team. Martina assists in the preparation of documents for client transactions. Though this role is challenging, she thrives on the variety and the new experiences that each day brings.
A native of Aughadown, having grown up on the beautiful shores of the Roaring Water Bay, she now resides in a parish located between Skibbereen and Ballydehob. Martina holds an Advanced Business Certificate which includes a distinction in business law. She enjoys learning and expanding her knowledge and regularly takes short courses to further her skillset.
Married to Seamus and with two boys to keep her busy, Martina loves nothing more than spending time with her family, be that at home or adventuring off to another country.
Maeve Jennings is part of the Litigation team at McCarthy + Co, working primarily with John McCarthy. More recently Maeve has moved into the role of Team Lead of the Litigation team, a role which she is relishing.
Having attended Carlow IT where she received her Honours Bachelor of Law Degree, Maeve went on to join McCarthy’s in September of 2018. Maeve greatly enjoys taking on new challenges and developing her skill set. Every day brings something new to her role.
When not working Maeve enjoys spending quality time with her family. Living near the sea, they take advantage of being able to go for walks on the beach or if brave enough, maybe even a swim.
Paul McCarthy works as a legal executive within the firm. Paul completed the Barrister of Law degree in 2006. Having worked as a secondary school teacher for many years, Paul joined McCarthy + Co in June 2019.
Paul’s favourite aspect of his role is the challenge of organising case files to make discovery. His biggest learning curve to date has been learning to navigate the comprehensive software platform used to manage all things legal.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys beekeeping and is a talented pianist.
Anne Marie McSweeney
Anne Marie McSweeney is our legal executive and receptionist extraordinaire. Previously, Anne Marie worked in a variety of industries performing secretarial, customer service and financial management tasks. She spent 10 years with South Western before joining McCarthy + Co in late 2016.
Anne Marie loves the challenges that her role brings and the fact that she, most often, gets to be the first point of contact for clients. She thrives on providing excellent customer service and the idea that she may have helped to make someone’s day better.
When asked of her biggest learning experience in her role to date, Anne Marie says it would be “that keeping a positive attitude to whatever challenges facing you is vital to making each day a success”.
When not working, Anne Marie loves to spend time with her daughter and is widely known for her contributions to and her support of her local community.
Emma McSweeney is one of our legal executives on the McCarthy + Co team. Having joined in September of 2019, Emma has adjusted quickly to the fast-paced environment.
She says “every day is completely different” but that it is great working for a “friendly, innovative and modern” company right in the heart of West Cork.
Emer O’Regan joined McCarthy + Co in 2016 as a legal executive. Originally from Clonakilty, Emer studied Hotel Management in CIT and later became assistant manager of The Europe Hotel Killarney.
After leaving the hospitality industry and travelling to Australia for a year, Emer returned home and changed career directions. Emer thoroughly enjoys her role in McCarthy’s. She works with Clíodhna O’Regan and Lorna Helen on conveyancing and probate team. She says the days are busy, but no one day is the same and the variety of work is always interesting.
When Emer isn’t working she enjoys travelling, last year she went to New York and later this year she hopes to visit Canada. Emer’s fun fact she did a 15,000 feet sky drive over Mission Beach in Australia.
Aga O’Reilly joined McCarthy + Co in March 2019 as part of the litigation support team, focusing on personal injuries and medical negligence. Most recently Aga has also been tasked with managing cost measures for the firm. Originally from Poland, Aga studied social education and upon moving to Ireland completed courses in Human resources and payroll.
With past roles primarily based within the hospitality and retail sectors, Aga has years of experience in customer service and applies this daily to her role in McCarthy’s. Her biggest learning curve to date has been the introduction to the legal sector and its unique complexities, but she is relishing the learning opportunity and enjoys adapting her own knowledge and experience to suit this role.
Niamh Tobin, a Union Hall native, joined McCarthy + Co in March 2018 as a legal executive in the Litigation team. Having previously worked in the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, Niamh knew that this was the career she wanted to pursue.
Niamh works primarily alongside Liam Crowley, litigation solicitor. She says she greatly enjoys helping clients and putting them at ease when they are going through a difficult time after an incident has occurred.
Outside of work, Niamh enjoys motorsport and travelling and sets a goal every year for the places she wants to visit.
Tom Murphy works in McCarthy + Co as a legal intern, having joined in May 2019. In a role that was only due to be a summer internship, after graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law and Irish Degree from UCC, Tom is still here and thoroughly enjoying his role.
Tom says that his biggest learning experience to date is realising that working in law and studying law are entirely different things and that practical skills are so important.
An interesting fact about Tom – as part of his degree, he got to spend a semester in the Wild West of Montana, USA and while there won the college hurling championships with the Montana Grizzlies.
Mags specialises in money, yours. Mags is our financial controller and office manager. In most businesses financial controllers are mainly concerned with getting money from the customers; Mags is much more concerned about minding our clients’ money.
Prior to joining McCarthy + Co. Mags worked in a variety of roles in the computer industry having worked for Dell, Visio and Apple specialising in the use of her foreign languages, she speaks French and Russian. Mags has a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University Belfast and a Diploma in Legal Studies from Griffith College.
Mags has been a member of the McCarthy + Co family since 2003 but has actually been a member of the McCarthy family since 1999 (for her sins she is married to Flor.) She spends her time outside of work running after 5 children and loves music and singing, if she could ever just get a bit of peace to enjoy either…