William Fry appoints Paul Convery and Derek Hegarty as partners

William Fry
Bryan Bourke, managing partner of William Fry

William Fry has announced the appointment of Paul Convery and Derek Hegarty as partners in the litigation and dispute resolution department, marking the firm’s continued growth in 2015.

Mr Convery joins the Dublin-based firm from Mason Hayes & Curran, where he was a partner in their commercial litigation department and led the contentious media team. He specialises in commercial, securities litigation, defamation, professional indemnity and coverage disputes.

Mr Hegarty joins from AIB, where he has worked since 2011 and most recently led the banking inquiry unit. Prior to working in AIB, Derek worked with Arthur Cox.

With financial institutions and their officers being subject to increasing levels of scrutiny and regulation in Ireland and internationally, Mr Hegarty will enhance the cross departmental team at William Fry that focuses on risk and reputation management within the sector.

Bryan Bourke, managing partner of William Fry, said: “I am delighted to announce these new Partner appointments to our Litigation Department.

“In January this year we committed to growing our business by 50 staff in 2015 and to date we have appointed eight new partners and over 70 solicitors and business support staff.

“Our continued investment in the best people underlines our commitment to the delivery of excellent results for our clients.”

William Fry says its litigation department is “internationally acknowledged as a leader in the Irish market” and provides legal and regulatory advice to domestic and international clients.

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