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A Note from our Managing Partner

As we all make the necessary adjustments to living with and through a pandemic, it has been heartening to witness first-hand the resilience of businesses. We are responding with tailored, innovative commercial solutions to complex legal challenges under our new Holmes brand. Thank you to all of you who reached out with positive feedback, it is greatly appreciated.

Given this challenging environment, we were delighted to celebrate some notable success stories during the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards.  As sponsor of the Best Large Business: Contribution to the Region Award, we extend our sincere congratulations to the winner of this category, Kirby Group Engineering, and indeed to all winners, those shortlisted and organisers. Support for these awards is more important than ever and we commend the main sponsor, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS), who are living the exciting start of their new technological university status following the merger of Limerick and Athlone Institutes of Technology.

Making strides within our own organisation, we highlight recent promotions of Shane Costelloe and Caitlin Love to the positions of Senior Associates and Audrey Browne to Associate. They reflect the continuity that we are able to offer our clients.  Strategic external hires are also a key element of our strategy and the appointment of Molly Burke as a Corporate and Commercial solicitor, and Gillian Butler as a Commercial Property solicitor, reflect our continued commitment to growth and client service.

In this spirit this edition looks at the current surge in M&A and deal activity, as well as green and sustainable themes.  Our pandemic legal guides have proven to be extremely popular and are available through our COVID-19 hub. It contains a wealth of information that is practical and beneficial in dealing with unique COVID-19 challenges.

Ongoing goals are to ensure staff wellness. The recent photographs of our team walks and hikes showcase why staff regard Holmes as a great place to work.  We have also embraced technology in advancing social causes through the Kinia Reading Buddy Scheme whereby our team is able to assist school children with literacy skills in what has proven to be a very popular and rewarding initiative.

As we look ahead, we will continue to adapt and innovate in response to the evolving legal challenges. The launch of our new Holmes brand is merely the first step in our 2025 strategic plan which we are working through with our consultants, Ingenium, and I look forward to sharing more details of our exciting plans with you in the coming months.

I wish you all a very happy and safe New Year, with every sincere wish for success and that you and your families and colleagues all stay well throughout 2022.

Kind Regards,

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

View Holmes News Issue 2 here