Press releases about Merger


Former colleagues reunite to create new law firm 1 December 2015

Progressive Cork Solicitors Fiona Foley & Co., from today has joined forces with the long established Cork Law Firm, Barry Turnbull & Co., to create a new mid-sized practice with seventeen staff including six very experienced Solicitors.

Fiona Foley, Managing Partner of the new firm Foley Turnbull Solicitors LLB, began her legal career more than twenty years ago under the mentorship of Val Turnbull at Barry Turnbull & Co. The two have united again and from the 1st of December 2015 will run the new Law Firm from state of the art offices at Joyce House, Barrack Square, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Foley Turnbull Solicitors LLB will also have city centre offices at 32 Washington Street West, Cork.

Announcing the merger Fiona Foley said “I am very pleased to once again be working closely with the highly respected firm of Barry Turnbull & Co.  In the past five years notwithstanding the economic downturn, we have seen year on year growth averaging at 20%. Our client base has more than doubled and turnover has increased requiring our business to expand to meet demand.  It was an obvious choice to join forces with Val (Turnbull) who has almost 40 years experience and who has been a trusted colleague and friend since I began working with him soon after qualifying 20 years ago”

She continued: “We are a modern law practice who pride ourselves on delivering a personalised service and are wholly committed to client care. Barry Turnbull & Co. share the same values and have been established in Cork since 1964 and bring with them a wealth of wisdom and experience”.

Also commenting on the news, Val Turnbull, Partner, Foley Turnbull Solicitors said Fiona Foley & Co. was a natural fit for us and will lend a strength and depth to the service we offer to our valued clients”.

Mort Kelleher, former President of the Southern Law Association and highly experienced Solicitor specialising in Conveyancing and Property Law together with Mairead Moriarty will also play a leading role in the new firm.

Fiona Foley & Co. Solicitors have achieved the international award ISO9001: 2008 for quality service for the past twelve consecutive years and the new firm Foley Turnbull Solicitors LLB will continue to meet this standard.

Foley Turnbull Solicitors LLB will operate a comprehensive range of expert legal services including conveyancing, probate, litigation, personal injury, family law, employment and, commercial law services.