Belfast-based law firm Tughans has announced the appointment of two new directors, four newly qualified solicitors and three new trainee solicitors.
It revealed Kevin Hegarty is set to join its 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.
The firm has said Kevin has a background of working in Defence Litigation on behalf of the “major” insurance companies in the UK and Ireland.
The firm has also appointed Ben Sims as director in the corporate team, who brings with him experience across a “broad range” of sectors.
In addition, newly-qualified solicitors, Kate Loughran, Shane Boyle, Shane McElhatton and Aoife Murray have also joined the firm, as well as law graduates Ellen Dalzell, Niamh McGrath and Olivia Lewis, set to start a “comprehensive” two-year legal training programme.
Patrick Brown, managing partner, said: “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.
“These highly talented, ambitious solicitors and trainees bring a fresh perspective and energy to the firm which will benefit our clients.”