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Saturday 20 September 2014

Law Society chief comes home for solicitors' AGM

Published 28/04/2014 | 00:00

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John Shaw, President of the Law Society (front row) with local solicitors and members of the legal profession in Dundalk Courthouse. Picture: Ken Finegan

THE president of the Law Society of Ireland, John Shaw, 'came home' to Dundalk last week for the annual general meeting of the County Louth Solicitors' Bar Association.

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The meeting, which included solicitors practising in Dundalk in Ardee, held the AGM in the courthouse in Dundalk last Wednesday.

Mr Shaw, who is originally from Pearse Park, is the son of the late Kathleen and Austin, who was a well-known butcher in Bridge Street where young John cut his teeth.

One of eight siblings, he studied in the CBS schools before graduating from UCD with a degree in law. He qualified as a solicitor and continues to practice in the firm of Michael Houlihan and Partners in Ennis, Co Clare where he is managing partner.

He lives there and is married to Mary Nolan, also a solicitor whom he met while studying and they have three daughters Hannah, Ellen and Julie. Hannah has recently been admitted as a solicitor, having trained with her father and now practices in a Dublin firm.

Mr Shaw, with the Director-General of the Law Society, Ken Murphy, was welcomed to the meeting by Conor MacGuill, president of the local Bar Association and the meeting dealt with issues of concern to the profession, local and nationally.

Mr Show will continue in office until his term concludes in November next.

Mr MacGuill was returned at the meeting as president of the local association with John McGahon as treasurer, Nicola Kelly as secretary and Richard McDonnell as PRO.

The Argus

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