Orpen Franks appoints two partners and associate

Claire Morgan, managing partner Peter Walsh, and Daragh O'Donovan
Pictured (l-r): Claire Morgan, managing partner Peter Walsh, and Daragh O’Donovan

Dublin law firm Orpen Franks has appointed two new partners and an associate to its practice.

Claire Morgan and Daragh O’Donovan have joined the firm’s commercial and intellectual property department and commercial litigation department respectively.

Kathrina Bay has joined the medical and professional negligence department as an associate solicitor.

Ms Morgan has joined the practice from the London law firm Lee Bolton Monier-Williams (LBMW).

She advises individuals, companies and partnerships on corporate restructures, sale and purchase of assets and shares, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and dispute resolution.

Ms Morgan also acts for international clients in relation to protected designations of origins. She advises clients on brand protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.

Mr O’Donovan has particular expertise in relation to disputes relating to the construction industry, insolvency, complex debt recovery and landlord and tenant disputes.

He acts for and advises building companies and contractors in the prosecution and defence of pyrite related litigation. Most recently, he acted in the successful prosecution of a high profile pyrite-related action which ultimately came before the European Court of Justice in 2015.

Managing partner Peter Walsh and Kathrina Bray
Pictured (l-r): Managing partner Peter Walsh and Kathrina Bray

Ms Bray has extensive experience in advising clients in a vast array of medical negligence claims to include cerebral palsy claims, acquired brain injuries, orthopaedic injuries, cosmetic injuries, surgical injuries and fatal claims.

She is also experienced in the area of professional negligence and in particular she has been involved in claims arising from the provision of negligent advice by various professionals including accountants, engineers and solicitors.

Peter Walsh, managing partner at Orpen Franks, told Irish Legal News: “I am delighted to add to our partnership table, not only additional professionals but individuals of such quality, talent and expertise who come with a track record of performance and meaningful client delivery.”

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