Ambitious Legal Merger in Munster as North Kerry and West Limerick Firms Combine Forces


Listowel based legal firm, Purtill Solicitors, and Abbeyfeale based legal firm, Woulfe Murphy Solicitors, have merged to become Purtill Woulfe Murphy from the 1st August 2022.

The new combined firm will offer a greater depth of services to Irish and International clients across many areas of law including;
Conveyancing & Property, Probate and Estates; Personal Injuries and Medical Negligence, General Litigation, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Family Law, Agricultural and Farming Law.

Purtill Solicitors was formed in 2009 in Ballybunion by Margarita Purtill and has expanded to become a modern efficient practice in Listowel employing five solicitors.

Fiona O’Sullivan took over Woulfe Murphy Solicitors in Abbeyfeale in 2008, a practice that has been in existence since 1915. She has since grown the firm into a strong modern practice catering for many areas of general practice.

Both solicitors and incoming Partner Paul Cannon have a wealth of legal experience and are excited by the opportunities the new merger presents.

Principal Solicitor of Woulfe Murphy Solicitors, Fiona O’ Sullivan, outlined that “both firms have a similar ethos and work ethic in relation to their business and commitment to their clients. This makes the merger a natural step in strengthening the delivery of services to clients”.

Margarita Purtill of Purtill Solicitors commented that “this is an important step forward allowing both firms to merge as one and deliver a greater range of services to clients while retaining both offices and all staff”.

Paul Cannon incoming partner stated that he was “excited to be coming in at Partner level to develop the new firm into one of Munster’s leading legal practices as the firm continues to provide a consistently high level of legal services to not just the people of North Kerry and West Limerick but to all areas of the country”.

All positions in both firms are being retained and both offices in Listowel and Abbeyfeale will remain open.
Purtill Woulfe Murphy look forward to serving their client base with an expanded range of services into the future.

Any queries can be directed to any of the partners at…
• Listowel office on 068 28766
• Abbeyfeale office on 068 31106

Pictured are Margarita Purtill and Paul Cannon of Purtill’s Solicitors Listowel with Fiona O’Sullivan of Woulfe Murphy Solicitors in Abbeyfeale.