OFFALY SOLICITORS AND NOTARY PUBLIC - ABOUT US
Who we are
The firm of Thomas W Enright Solicitors was founded in Birr in County Offaly by Tom Enright, a native of nearby Shinrone, in 1967. Since that date the firm has provided legal advice and representation to a large number of clients from all over Ireland but in particular in the area surrounding Birr which includes North Tipperary, East Galway and South and West Laois. The practice has built a strong reputation and is widely respected by clients and fellow professionals alike. The firm became a family business in 1998 following Ken Enright's admission to the Roll of Solicitors that year. Following the retirement of Tom Enright, Ken Enright became the principal of the firm.
Ken Enright, Solicitor and Notary Public, along with Lucy Harnett, Solicitor, Miriam Craughwell, Legal Executive and Commissioner for Oaths, and Elizabeth Turner, Legal Executive, supported by a strong team of professionals, are ready to bring our considerable skills and long experience to bear on your behalf.
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Kenneth Enright, Solicitor, Notary Public and Trust and Estate Practitioner
Ken Enright was educated at St. Brendan's Community School, Birr. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 1998. He is also qualified as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. In December 2015 Ken was appointed a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Ireland, the Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham. He is a member of the Associate Faculty of the Law Society of Ireland where he tutors trainee solicitors on the Applied Land Law and Probate and Taxation modules of the Law Society's Professional Practice Course. In addition to a Bachelor of Civil Law degree and a Masters Degree (First Class Honours), both from University College, Dublin, Ken has a number of other qualifications and awards in law and other fields, including a Degree in English (First Class Honours) from the University of London; a Certificate in Criminal Litigation from the Law Society of Ireland; a Certificate in English and Welsh Property Law, also from the Law Society of Ireland; a Diploma in Notarial Law and Practice from the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland and a Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning awarded jointly by STEP Ireland and the Law Society. During his time as an external student at the University of London, Ken received both the Sir Charles Harris Prize and the University of London Award for Academic Achievement. Ken served part of his solicitor's training with Matheson Ormsby Prentice Solicitors (now Matheson), Dublin. He is a member of the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Law Society in England and Wales and the Midland Solicitors Bar Association.
Ken is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) an international society of experts in inheritance and succession planning, the administration of trusts and estates and associated taxes. A large part of the work he does as a Trusts and Estate Practitioner relates to the provision of advice to private clients, business people and farmers in connection with lifetime and succession planning, the making of wills, the creation of will trusts and other estate planning structures. Ken also deals with post-death matters and, for almost twenty years, has been involved on a daily basis with the administration of estates, advising executors and administrators of their rights, powers and obligations.
Ken has developed a considerable expertise in probate litigation and has worked successfully on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in cases concerning undue influence, testamentary capacity, estoppel claims and applications under Part IX of the Succession Act 1965.