William Fry appoints new partners and consultants

William Fry appoints new partners and consultants

Pictured (L-R): William Fry partners Mary Cooney and Anne Tobin

William Fry LLP has announced the appointment of two new partners – bringing its total to 79 – and three consultants.

The new partners are Mary Cooney in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department and Anne Tobin in the firm’s tax department, while the new consultants are Sinead Kelly in professional development, Ciara McLoughlin in employment and benefits and Ruth Sheridan in real estate.

Ms Cooney specialises in healthcare law and regulation and has particular expertise in the defence of complex clinical negligence cases, the defence of multi-party product liability claims and advising clients on regulatory compliance within the healthcare sphere.

Ms Tobin has over 16 years’ experience providing tax advisory services to international financial services companies. She advises clients on a wide range of financial services transactions across all financial services sectors including investment management, structured finance, banking and insurance/reinsurance.

Meanwhile, Ms Kelly, an experienced lawyer with a top-tier background, has been appointed as a consultant in professional development. Leading the firm’s professional development team, she is responsible for the professional development of all William Fry employees as part of the firm’s strategic objectives.

Ms McLoughlin, a specialist in pensions law, has been appointed as a consultant in the employment and benefits department. She has a wealth of pensions law experience advising on a range of issues concerning occupational pension schemes, from both the employer and the trustee perspectives.

Ms Sheridan, appointed as a consultant in the real estate department, has experience in all types of real estate transactions specialising in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property and lease negotiation.

Commenting on the appointments, managing partner Owen O’Sullivan said: “I am delighted to announce these new appointments in the firm and wish each of them every success in the next phase of their careers.

“Each of these individuals has earned their progression through demonstrating talent, commitment and collegiality and are go-to advisors for key clients. In addition, these promotions reflect our continued desire to support female representation across senior levels within the firm.”

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