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Fresh and Radical Thinking is Key

Fresh and radical thinking is key if law firms are to deliver and  improve truly innovative client-centered law services, according to Michael Powell Solicitors


The  firm which was founded in 1927, is based at No. 5 Lapp’s Quay Cork and employs 15 professionals. The Firm has introduced a new and radical move of setting up a Board of Directors. 


Durcan stated: ‘This move is quite unusual in the legal world and will undoubtedly serve to differentiate MPS (Michael Powell Solicitors) in the  marketplace, bringing new talent from the business world.  The Board will  define and implement the values by which the firm is run and will not concern  itself with the practice of law or with matters relating to individual customers  – these are dealt with by the Partners and their staff’.

‘This type of structure, with its blend of legal expertise and  general commercial & management skills around the top table, is becoming  increasingly commonplace in the UK but the move is the only one of its kind in  Cork and is believed to be one of the first in Ireland.  The move is expected to  transform traditional legal thinking within the firm, using innovative  strategies to provide smart quality-led solutions for clients and win new  markets en route for MPS’ he added.

MPS, also announced that it has achieved ISO  9001:2008 accreditation in quality management, one of the first law firms in  Ireland to do so.  ‘This underpins our firm’s commitment to the principles and  practice of excellence and will further enable us to provide our clients with  the highest level of technical legal expertise in a cost-effective manner’ said  Durcan.

Practice areas at the firm include: Credit Union Law, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Litigation,  Personal Injury, Conveyancing, Family Law and Probate.


Limerick, 1 May 2012 and Cork, 2 May 2012


The recent appointment of a Special Manager to a Credit Union and the
imminent release of the final report of the Credit Union Commission
mark the first formal milestones in what is generally expected to be a
major restructuring of the Irish Credit Union sector. Much of this
restructuring will be voluntary i.e. initiated and executed by Credit
Unions coming together of their own accord; however it is likely that
some restructuring will be initiated by the Registrar.

You are invited to a free seminar hosted by Michael Powell Solicitors &
Robert T Moynihan which will explain the matters Credit Unions should
be considering as this process gathers pace whether your Credit Union
* In acquisition mode
* A possible target of a stronger Credit Union
* Working with Credit Unions to share services OR
* Is planning to remain as it currently operates.

Robert Moynihan is a regulatory consultant who has been specialising in
Credit Union matters for 6 years and will speak about the regulatory
and business matters to be considered. Finbarr O’Leary, Managing
Partner and Claire Moran, Solicitor, Michael Powell Solicitors, will
explain the legal considerations and implications arising on voluntary
and involuntary restructuring.

The seminars will be held at:

* The Savoy Hotel, Limerick at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 1st of May

* The Imperial Hotel, Cork at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 2nd of May


Although the seminars are free, booking is essential to guarantee
access. This invitation is extended to you and your colleagues. Please
book early to avoid disappointment. To register, email:
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or contact us by phone at the numbers provided below.

Michael Powell Solicitors,
5 Lapps Quay,
Phone:+353 (0)21 427 0451
Fax: +353 (0)21 427 0454
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Robert T Moynihan,
Irish Regulatory Training & Consulting,
Fyfield, Rock Road,
Blackrock, Co. Louth
Phone:+353 (0)86 384 2495
Fax: +353 (0)42 939 0237
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We are strategically located in Cork's Central Business District opposite City Hall and adjacent to the Clarion Hotel.  There is on street disc parking or the Clarion Hotel Car Park.

  Our Address: 
5 Lapps Quay
Cork DX 2104
        Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5.30pm
Tel: 021 4270451 Fax 021 4270454