Since our last Newsletter, we are delighted to see that the national economy and indeed the economic landscape for the Mid-West Region has continued to improve. Indeed, this year has been a very exciting one for both Limerick and the Mid-West Region generally. Having overcome initial challenges, I am sure that we can all agree that the City of Culture has been a great success for Limerick, showcasing the talent and innovation that our city has to offer. As with the economic recovery to date, such successes need to be built on for the years ahead.
There are a number of key drivers in this region which are functioning together and we are delighted to be associated with these. Shannon Airport continues to develop and expand its offering and we are delighted as a firm to be associated with the airport. A great debt of gratitude is also owed by this region to Professor Don Barry for the work he has carried out at the University of Limerick. Conn Murray also continues to oversee the integration of the City and County Councils into the Unitary Authority and this is a particularly exciting advancement for the region.
As a firm, we have reflected the positive advances by winning the title of ‘Munster Provincial Law Firm of the Year 2014’, and we have set out details in our Newsletter of our commitment to pursuing innovative initiatives as part of our corporate and social responsibility policy. We also discuss the new developments in relation to the Companies Bill, which many of you will no doubt be interested to read, together with details of compulsory retirement, dealing with fraudulent transactions, new regulations for solicitors’ insurance and interesting case-law in the area of personal injuries litigation.
I hope you find the articles to be both informative and relevant; we are extremely thankful to you, our clients, for your continued support and we hope that your businesses are also entering into a new, positive phase of development. We very much look forward to working with you into the future and, as a full-service law firm, we are happy to address any legal queries that might be troubling you in any way.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner
Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors