Mid-West law firms merge to create MHP Sellors

Mid-West law firms merge to create MHP Sellors

Pictured (L-R): Derek Walsh, Helen Rackard, Stephen Keogh, John Shaw, Miriam O'Connor, Ian Sheehy and Sinead Nunan

Ennis-based Michael Houlihan & Partners (MHP) and Limerick-based Sellors LLP have completed a merger forming the largest law firm in Co Clare and the largest dual-county legal team in the Mid-West region.

The new firm, known as MHP Sellors, will be led by managing partner Stephen Keogh, who previously spent 10 years with Eversheds Sutherland in Dublin and is ex officio president of Shannon Chamber.

MHP, established in 1993, was a seven-solicitor firm with three partners. Sellors, which traces its history to more than 150 years ago, was a 14-solicitor firm with five partners. The merged firm has 50 people, incorporating 21 lawyers and a collective 240 years of experience.

“This is a landmark announcement for legal services in Clare and Limerick as it is the first time that two firms located in these neighbouring counties have merged,” Mr Keogh said.

“MHP and Sellors have strong and loyal teams and this merger is a testimony to their hard work and commitment. The legal profession is a relationships’ business, and we are delighted to have found a partner like MHP, which, like Sellors, is a firm steeped in history, a law firm that puts people first and looks to innovation for solutions.

“We are excited to join forces with our colleagues in MHP as the move reflects the increasing demand for first-class legal services in the Mid-West region.”

He added: “Both companies will continue to operate from their established Georgian buildings on Bindon Street, Ennis and Glentworth Street, Limerick, from where we will continue to develop our offering in Ireland.

“We have an ambitious growth plan that will deepen our thriving domestic capabilities and diversify and extend our services to meet international and domestic client demand.”

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