Peter Connolly is the founding principal solicitor of the firm. He has worked in the law on a full time basis since 1996. He qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and spent his first four years in practice as a prosecuting solicitor with the Director of Public Prosecutions. As such he has a good insight into the complete working of the criminal justice system from both a prosecution and defence point of view.
He has many years experience in “hands on” litigation having secured large amounts for compensation for accident victims. His largest Plaintiff award secured to date being €2.3 million plus costs . His largest claim defended was a claim (in several jurisdictions) for €23 million in assets which settled for under €10 million. He has defended claims before the court and has also prosecuted and defended cases for clients before the Work Place Relations Commission, the Labour Court, Mental Health Tribunals, the Financial Services Ombudsman and Professional Regulatory bodies for accountants. He has appeared at Tribunals of Inquiry for clients in Ireland.