Tughans Invests in Legal Talent

Belfast law firm Tughans continues to invest in Northern Ireland’s brightest legal talent with the appointment of two new directors, four newly qualified solicitors and three new trainee solicitors.


Kevin Hegarty joins the Healthcare Department as Director, acting on behalf of medical indemnity organisations and individual clinicians involved in medical negligence cases, regulatory/disciplinary proceedings, enquiries, and inquests. Kevin has a background of working in Defence Litigation on behalf of the major insurance companies in the UK and Ireland.


Ben Sims has been appointed as Director in the Corporate team, bringing experience across a broad range of sectors having worked in busy M&A teams spanning Manchester, Dubai and Singapore. Ben has advised on various buy and sell side M&A transactions including venture capital and private equity transactions.


Newly qualified solicitors, Kate Loughran, Shane Boyle, Shane McElhatton and Aoife Murray completed their training with Tughans and have joined existing teams in Finance & Restructuring, Insurance Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Contracts & IT departments.


Law graduates Ellen Dalzell, Niamh McGrath and Olivia Lewis are also now engaged in a comprehensive two-year legal training programme which will embrace every practice area from commercial litigation to corporate law.


Managing Partner, Patrick Brown, says quality service can only be generated by quality people.

“Our firm is focused on developing high quality teams through our dedicated trainee programme and we are pleased to welcome Ellen Dalzell, Niamh McGrath and Olivia Lewis to Tughans this year. We are also delighted to maintain a strong record of being able to offer our newly qualified solicitors a position at the end of their training contract and congratulate Kate, Shane, Shane and Aoife for their achievements.


“These highly talented, ambitious solicitors and trainees bring a fresh perspective and energy to the firm which will benefit our clients.


“We also welcome Kevin and Ben as Directors in the expansion of the Healthcare and Corporate departments respectively,” says Mr Brown


Based in Belfast, Tughans is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest law firms and was recently acknowledged as being the most active commercial law firm in Northern Ireland six years in a row, by topping the Experian Deal and Advisor league table for M & A and Real Estate Activity in 2020.


Tughans Invests in Legal Talent

September 21, 2021

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