Swinford has welcomed a new and progressive legal practice, Paul J Cunney & Co. Solicitors.
Its principal, Paul Cunney, is highly experienced, having qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Paul completed his training in P. O’Connor & Son Solicitors, where he practiced as a Partner until December 2020. In 2021, he moved to the Medical Negligence department of Callan Tansey Solicitors in Ballina, before returning to his hometown to open up his own practice.
Speaking of his satisfaction to be back in Swinford with his own firm, Paul commented:
“I am delighted to be able to provide business and private clients with a friendly, efficient, professional service with the emphasis on providing practical solutions and outcomes. My ethos is to deliver a common-sense approach to decision-making and problem solving — being flexible to clients’ needs and availability is part of that promise.”
Paul is a native of Killasser and it was there he got his love of sport, in particular GAA. He represented Mayo at Minor, U21, Junior and Senior grades. He holds Connacht medals at each grade and an All-Ireland Junior medal from 1997. At club level he captained Swinford to the 1994 County Intermediate title and in 2001, having transferred to St. Judes in Templeogue in Dublin, won a County Senior league medal. He has kept close links to Swinford GAA and is currently the Coaching Officer for all underage teams and he relishes the opportunity to give back to his local community.
Paul started a cadetship in the Defence Forces and was commissioned in July 1993 to the 5th Infantry Battalion in Collins Barracks Dublin. He served at home and abroad for 13 years. His overseas duty included trips to South Lebanon in 1998, East Timor in 2001 and Western Sahara in 2004. His 13-year career in the Defence Forces has served him well during his legal profession. He looks forward to serving his clients with the same passion, loyalty and reliability for many years to come.
Paul J Cunney & Co. Solicitors will offer a wide range of services including Litigation, Conveyancing, Probate, Family Law and Employment Law. In addition, Paul will continue to act as a Chairman for Mental Health Tribunals on behalf of the Mental Health Commission, a role he has held since 2017.
Paul has extensive experience in the area of litigation, in particular personal injury and medical negligence. He works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to ensure their needs are met in a timely and cost-efficient manner. He is also excited about the ongoing growth in the private property market, and has seen a steady rise in demand for conveyancing services: “There is a mood of growing positivity and buoyancy in the market, and I anticipate significant movement and activity in the months ahead.”
Speaking of his experience since opening his doors, at the junction of Main Street and Bridge Street, on January 3 last, Paul explains: “It had always been my goal to open my own firm. I am delighted with how the business has grown since I opened, and I thank my clients for their continued support.”