the North West of Ireland. Hugh has over 30 years experience as a solicitor
having opened his own practice in Sligo in 1989, prior to opening his own
office he obtained PQE at C E Callan & Co Boyle (Now Callan Tansey & Co),
George Maloney & Co Cavan, Thomas Mullaney & Son Sligo, Patrick McCarthy & Co Skibbereen.
In 1998 after a public competition Hugh was appointed by the Attorney
General as State Solicitor for County Sligo.
In October 2012 after a public competition Hugh was reappointed as State Solicitor by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Hugh is in daily contact with Gardai and Law enforcement personnel all over the Mid-West and North-West.
Hugh engages in private general practice, with the emphasis on Insurance Defence Litigation.
Hugh provides a focused skilled niche service to Insurance Company clients, providing a hands on concentrated service where the gathering of Intelligence is paramount.
Getting the best Intel in a case may well establish that the case is totally genuine leading to early settlement for its value with a resultant saving on costs, but on the other hand the cardinal sin of greed with consequent fraud, may appear with scope for exploiting this to the Client’s advantage, as Courts do not like fraud or over exaggeration.
Going into trial or settlement with a gem or nugget of information helpful to the defence can and will yield positive results leading to a lower settlement, outright win or a Plaintiff walkaway.