Two well-known Irish owned and managed legal firms, Crowley Millar Solicitors LLP and J R Sweeney LLP are to merge their businesses with effect from the 1st December 2022. The merger will create a law practice with 10 partners, 20 solicitors and a total staff of 48 people. The enlarged firm will practice from 2-3 Exchange Place, Georges Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 AE27 and also at The Gallery, 13 Bedford Row, Limerick, V94 VY47. The merged firm will practice under the name or style of Crowley Millar Solicitors LLP (Incorporating J R Sweeney LLP).
The merger will expand and greatly enhance the range of services to both firms’ clients with specialist departments in Corporate Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Property, Employment Law, Private Client, Insurance Law, Public Health & Administrative Law as well as operating Chinese & Indian Desks.
Both firms have a long-established track record in providing commercial legal advice and services. Joseph R. Sweeney will become the Chairman of the merged firm and Eileen Kelly and Bryan C. Sweeney will become Partners in the expanded firm.
Joseph R. Sweeney commented “In an era of many changes in the landscape of legal firms in Ireland, my partners and I are delighted to merge with Crowley Millar. Both firms are very compatible, with a clear focus on outstanding client service. We have always had great respect for one another. Whilst we have specialised in commercial and property services, our whole focus has been on what is best for our clients.
When this merger opportunity arose, we considered it would be of great benefit for our clients and allow us to offer new services, particularly in the areas of litigation, dispute resolution and employment law. It will also provide our clients with a greatly expanded and enhanced partner-led service. I am delighted to say this process has been seamless with both firms motivated to deliver an enhanced service to our valued clients. The enlarged firm has a youthful line-up of talented lawyers across all areas of legal services.“
Hugh J. Millar, who will be Managing Partner of the merged firm, stated “This is major development for both our firms. We approached the merger on the simple premise that we both have based our success on a very personalised and partner-led service to our valued clients. I have known and respected Joe, Eileen and Bryan as highly regarded lawyers and now look forward to working with them as colleagues. Our clients will benefit from their experience and our staff are greatly looking forward to the benefits of working for an enlarged and enhanced legal practice. We look forward to growing the merged business together.”
About J R Sweeney LLP
J R Sweeney LLP was initially founded by Joe Sweeney in 2012 and was subsequently joined by and developed with Eileen Kelly and Bryan Sweeney. J R Sweeney LLP has operated as a boutique law firm with a particular focus on advising owner managed businesses in commercial matters, corporate transactions and in relation to private client and property matters.
About Crowley Millar
Established in 1989, Crowley Millar is a full-service law firm based in the IFSC in Dublin with a regional office in Limerick. It has built a reputation for excellence in providing legal advice and expertise to institutional clients, corporations and private clients both at home and abroad. It advises on all areas of law, including Corporate Law and Property matters, Probate and Succession and is recognised internationally for its leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department.