On Tuesday April 28th, 2020 local leading legal firm Nolan Farrell and Goff celebrated 45 years in business at their premises in Newtown Lodge, Waterford City.
Few businesses have been more integral in the development of Waterford and the south east over the last century. For while the firm in its current form was founded in 1975, its origins go back to the start of the first world war.
George A Nolan & Co set up a solicitor’s firm in Waterford in 1914 and R J Farrell (later Farrell & Farrell) did likewise in 1920, both offices grew and continued in practice independently until 1975. This was when they amalgamated to become Nolan Farrell & Goff and moved to offices in Newtown from where they continue to operate 45 years later.
Today, the firm now has five partners, three associates, six solicitors, three legal executives, an office manager and an experienced team of administrative personnel. For over a century Nolan Farrell & Goff has developed a reputation as trusted solicitors, delivering expert legal services in Waterford, the South East and across Ireland. This is a multi-generational firm with strong family connections.
Managing Partner Donal O’Connell, the sole surviving solicitor from its foundation in 1975, reflected on the changes to Waterford and the law over the years, “That the business has grown and endured is testament to the foresight and drive of the founding partners through a period of great change in Waterford , the tremendous work ethic of the many staff and the support of our loyal clients over the years.”
Even though the firm’s offices are closed, staff are working remotely, continuing to provide cost effective and expert legal advice and services to a broad range of institutional, commercial and individual clients.
What stands today as one of the largest provincial solicitors’ practices in Ireland is proud of its long-standing ties to the local community and the South East region. They cannot celebrate properly right now, but as soon as things get back to normal, they will certainly be marking this special day.