Hugh Clohessy - Principal
Hugh qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has an extensive practice. Hugh obtained a BCL from University College Cork and has also obtained diplomas in Commercial Conveyancing, Trust and Estate Planning, Aviation Finance and Leasing and is a qualified commercial mediator (CEDR).
Hugh acts for and advises lenders, companies, partnerships, pension funds, investors, developers and private individuals on the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and disposal of commercial property. Hugh also works with many private lenders and investor funds and consortia in advising on secured and unsecured lending transactions.
Hugh is a member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners and also provides advice across a broad spectrum of insolvency and restructuring matters. He acts for insolvency practitioners, directors, shareholders, lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders on a wide range of insolvency and restructuring issues particularly those involving property and property related assets.
Hugh's commercial work also involves advising on company fund raisings, company exits, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, joint ventures and shareholder and boardroom dispute resolution. Hugh advises clients from initial start up to growth and development transactions including equity and debt funding. Hugh works with an array of corporate clients including entreprenuers, start-ups, fast-growth businesses and established companies.
Hugh is also regularly retained to act in resolving commercial disputes (through litigation and often mediation) and his work has involved acting in disputes relating to fraud and fund mismanagement, property, construction, insolvency, insurance, banking and shareholder and partnership disputes.
Hugh assists private clients navigate complex family trust arrangements, estate planning and wills and probate matters and also advises on all aspects of the protection, management and passing on of private wealth.