"At his best, man is the noblest of animals; separated from law and justice he..."
Has covid-19 forced you to…. 11 October 2020
Returning to some form of normality 6 October 2020
We have endeavored from the onset of the pandemic to minimise the inconvenience to our clients and to continue to deliver a full range of services. We have our full complement of staff back at work – albeit a cohort working from home to reduce density in the office. The office itself has been adapted to minimise any risk to personnel or the public. The reception has sanitizing facilities and our receptionists are segregated by a perspex screen. We have a designated interview room with similar perspex protection and as this reduces the number of interviews, we will accommodate clients during lunch hour or outside normal office hours. We would ask our clientele to observe the social distancing rules when entering and leaving our premises.
We have completed our migration into the Cloud – one of the biggest advances in our history. It expedites our working practices and facilities home working. We all enjoy brand new state of the art computers, printers and copiers for the conveyance of our staff and the benefit of our clients.
Are Covid precautions going too far? 25 September 2020
Are Covid precautions going too far? The interview rooms at Oxford magistrates’ court bear a sign advising that only one person is allowed in at a time. A solicitor reader wonders if it would be better for him or his client to have the room when they need to confer.
We find that there is no end of talent in our practice! 29 January 2020
We find that there is no end of talent in our practice! The latest to emerge is our very own resident artist, Louise. Witness our new logo at reception from her very own hand! Louise is available for private commission check out the diversity and quality of her work on her Facebook …. Thanks again Louise for reminding me how old I am!
Death – The penultimate commercial transaction finalised by Probate: Bernard Rosenberg 30 September 2019
This is an interesting article from The Times articulating the difficulties now faced by testators in ensuring that their express wishes are enacted after their death. It makes it all the more important that professional guidance and assistance is engaged in the execution of a will or testamentary disposition.
July 2019 Holidays 5 July 2019
Please note our Lurgan office will be closed all next week Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July inclusive.
Our Belfast office will remain open but will be closed on Friday 12th July only.
The number for the Belfast office is 02890 726062 if you need to contact them.
Congratulations Michael 29 May 2019
Congratulations to our Michael Donaghy and his beautiful bride, Lycrecia, on their nuptials. The ceremony took place in St Malachy’s Church, Ballymacilroy, followed by a lively reception in Harvey’s Point where the cuisine, craic and conviviality were mighty. Thank you both for your kind invitation and wishing you all future health and happiness together – ( counting the days until your return though Michael! LOL).
Running Miles is like running cases 21 May 2019
Running Miles is like running cases
You only smile when they are over!
Our logo caught the eye of the Law Society President, Suzanne Rice, when we participated in the Marie Curie 5K around the Titanic Quarter of Belfast. Suzanne kindly posed for a photo with our participants, Paul Haughey, Padraig Conway and Michael Donaghy (aka Kevin Haughey). Michael was supposed to be ‘wrapped up in cotton wool’ before his forthcoming nuptials but somehow contrived to play against Eglish on Sunday! Padraig posted an excellent time and was only beaten on the line into fourth. More significantly, our Adam Wood ran the marathon section around the Phoenix Park for the victorious Northern Ireland Solicitors team in the inaugural ‘Iron Man’ Triathalon! Congratulations to Adam and his victorious colleagues.
Overall a very active weekend for C&H!
Legal Walk/Run 30 April 2019
My late father, although a sports enthusiast, postulated that running interminable miles and lifting enormous weights incrementally turned brain cells into muscle and explained why marathon runners and weightlifters persisted in what he considered asinine activities. The truth of this hypothesis may be revealed within the confines of our office with our Adam Wood representing the Northern Ireland Law Society in the north-south triathlon challenge in County Leitrim on the 17th of May and Harry McCourt looking none the wiser for increasing the loads on his weightlifting bar! To paraphrase our Carrickmore GAA player, Michael Donaghy, ‘there’s wiser eating grass.’ Not that he himself is exempt from critical appraisal as every increase in his training schedules correlates with decreasing results for the team. Meanwhile the brave and the bold, Paul, Padraig and Clen have signed up for the exacting challenge of the Marie Curie 5k walk/run through the sweltering heat and blistering streets of Belfast. Our triathlete, Keith Hamilton, must think the challenge too demanding as he is used to the cooler climes of Camlough Lake, the softer surface of St Colman’s running track and the tranquillity of the bike on the towpath. Martin Campbell only moves forward at speed on skis – downhill! Alison Watterson, who is a runner, declined in trepidation that Clen is likely to ‘coup’ and resuscitation might fall to her. Our equestrian, Gillian McAreavey, demanded a horse.
It falls then to two tortoises and one hare to represent the firm on the 17th of May with the logo
‘Running miles is like running cases
The smiles come when they’re finished’
Forty years later 22 January 2019
Forty years later and still going strong!!1 2 3 … 6 Next »