Summertime and the living is easy…goes the song. Thankfully the economy is improving but the living is far from easy. Key challenges continue in the wider economy with the burden of significant debt overhang. However, things have begun to improve and we are now beginning to see the green shoots of recovery. The international sector of the economy remains strong but the SME sector still struggles.
In this issue we are delighted to have good news to share with you all. HOMS have once again won the title of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2015, over five solicitors, at the AIB Private Banking Law Awards 2015. This is a testament to our investment and commitment to quality and excellence in legal services. Well done to all of our team at HOMS and thank you to all of our clients without whom winning this award would not have been possible.
We are also extremely proud of Jacci Fox, our Debt Collection Manager, who scooped the title of Legal Executive of the Year 2015 in recognition of her excellent leadership and outstanding service to our debt collection clients.
We continue to be recognised as a firm by international directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for the provision of our legal services. As a firm we continue to expand our Dublin presence and are extremely pleased to showcase and welcome you to our new Dublin office at 2 Ely Place.
In terms of legal news, the commencement of the Companies Act 2014 on 1st June 2015 is of major importance to our corporate clients. We provide guidance on one very important aspect of this landmark legislation’s changes in relation to conversion of private limited companies and what actions companies and directors need to take.
We share with you an interesting and important High Court judgment The Companies Act 2014 bankruptcy case in which we were involved. We also discuss grounds for early dismissal of claims in litigation cases and preliminary meetings in arbitrations.
I hope you enjoy our newsletter. Once again I would like to thank you our clients for your support.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner
Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors