Richard Grogan, a solicitor who rose to fame for offering legal tips and advice on social media, has died.
Just weeks before his death, Richard won the Lawyer of the Year award at the 2022 Irish Law Awards.
Mr Grogan was renowned for his expertise on employment law.
He was also fondly known for his signature sign-off on his videos: “now that’s the law and that’s a fact”.
The Law Society of Ireland confirmed the news of his death this afternoon.
“The Law Society is deeply saddened to learn of Council member Richard Grogan's passing.
“Richard was a tireless advocate, both in proceedings and in the public arena. We will miss his energy, humour, and deep commitment to the profession.
“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam dílís,” the Law Society said in a tribute.
Richard Grogan became popular on TikTok in recent years after uploading a series of videos on employment law but was a well-respected member of the law society for years.
His firm had close to 300,000 followers on TikTok and more than 2.2m likes on his posts.
Such was Richard’s popularity online that he had to warn his followers that there were accounts impersonating him and warned people of the scam.
Lawyers against Homelessness also paid tribute to Richard, who they said was an “esteemed and most generous colleague”.
“Richard Grogan gave selflessly of his time, talent and genius to the homeless. Rest in peace Richard,” the group said on social media.
Before setting up his own firm, Richard Grogan & Associates, Mr Grogan studied Law at UCD.
He was a regular contributor to various media outlets nationally on employment law matters.