Our clients are important to us and as such we will endeavour to foster a close relationship with each individual client and encourage them to communicate electronically with us where possible.
We do not see the point of providing legal service and advice to you if you do not understand it. With this in mind when we meet with you whether the meeting is the first or we have been meeting with you for years, you are our guest and we treat you as such. Our aim is to use this time in an efficient manner to hear what your needs are, explain and present a clear and concise plan of action in easy to understand terms, and ultimately arrive at a plan that is suitable for you
Hugh Phelan is the Principal of the firm. Hugh has acquired a diverse range of skills that benefits his clients from his vast experience of business throughout his life. He relies on his negotiation and diplomatic skills to overcome any situation on behalf of his clients. Hugh commenced his education studying hotel management in Ireland which led him to complete his studies in this field in Brighton in 1987 when he progressed very quickly to the top of the hotel sector becoming General Manager at the age of 28 of large four star city centre hotels with in excess of 200 employees. As a result of this he has vast experience in management, employment and licencing.
Deciding on a career change in the nineties Hugh’s preferred choice was Law where he was awarded a BCL degree from University College Cork in 2005 and graduated from the Law Society’s training programme in 2009 and was appointed to the Roll of Solicitors in January 2010. Having an interest in Commercial Law, Hugh broadened his knowledge in this area and was awarded a Commercial Litigation Diploma in 2009. He went back to the books in 2015 and was awarded the prestigious Diploma in Notarial Law and Practice by the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland in July 2016 and was subsequently appointed a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Ireland and President of the Supreme Court for jurisdictions of Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford on 25th July 2016.
Phelan Solicitors commenced practice in Douglas Cork in 2012 where Hugh and his team pride themselves on providing an effective, efficient and extremely professional service to their clients. Phelan Solicitors is a progressive law firm intent on implementing new systems and a ten year expansion plan.