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Gary O’Sullivan recently appeared as the 100th guest on the Global Law And Business Podcast. You can see the summary below and listen to the interview.

At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the world by talking with business leaders, innovators, service providers, manufacturers, and government leaders around the globe.

In Episode #100, we are joined by Gary OSullivan, Irish lawyer and partner at Hegarty Horgan Solicitors LLP. We discuss:

  • Gary’s travels through Latin America
  • Why Ireland is experiencing an inflow of people, after historically being a country of emigrants
  • The strong Chinese flavor of Ireland’s immigrant investor program
  • Why Ireland is attractive for companies looking for an European Union entry point
  • Issues of concern for the Irish


  • Gary
    • Visit Ireland, in particular Cork, the west coast, and the Wild Atlantic Way
    • Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and How You Can Make a Difference, by William MacAskill
      • William MacAskill’s interview on The Tim Ferriss Show (#120)
    • The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts, by Daniel Susskind and Richard Susskind
    • Intermission
  • Jonathan
    • Manchester United Legends to Create World’s First Soccer Dao, by Andrew Asmakov (Decrypt)

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Law Society of Ireland

At Hegarty Horgan Solicitors LLP all our Solicitors have qualified with the Law Society of Ireland which governs Solicitor education in Ireland. We believe that to provide you with the best service our Solicitors need to constantly learn and improve. This is why our Solicitors have taken on further qualifications such as:

  • Law Society Certificate in Conveyancing
  • Law Society Personal Injury Masterclass
  • Law Society Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning
  • Law Society Diploma in Employment Law
  • Law Society Certificate in Data Protection Practice
  • Law Society Certificate in Technology Law

What is STEP?

STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures.

STEP’s mission is to inspire confidence in families planning their assets across generations by setting and upholding high professional standards, informing public policy, promoting education, and connecting practitioners globally to share knowledge and best practice.

Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

What do STEP members do?

As specialists in inheritance and succession planning, STEP members draft wills and trusts, administer estates, act as trustees and advise families on how best to structure their finances to ensure compliance and preserve their assets for future generations. Some examples of what STEP members may advise on are:

  • providing for someone following their partner’s death, while protecting the interests of their children;
  • ensuring elderly or vulnerable relatives are cared for and supported;
  • helping families with interests spread across the world to be compliant with the laws and tax rules of different countries;
  • ensuring that a family business will pass safely from one generation to another;
  • helping clients to support charitable causes in an effective way.

Why use a TEP?

Choosing a professional to help you to deal with such important and often sensitive issues can be difficult. Many aspects of planning are non-regulated, meaning anyone can write a will, for example, regardless of training or expertise. With a TEP, you’re in safe hands.

  • Expertise: TEPs are recognised experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience. By joining STEP and maintaining their membership they have also shown significant commitment to their continued professional development in this specialist area.
  • Integrity: TEPs are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct, requiring them to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of their clients and of the wider community. 
  • Knowledge: TEPs are required to maintain and develop the knowledge and skills relevant to their role as a condition of their continued membership. This means TEPs will always be up to date with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments that may affect you and your situation.
  • Connections: TEPs have access to a global network of 20,000 advisors and professionals, enabling them to share knowledge and expertise across professional and geographic boundaries and to offer a joined-up service that can really add value to you as a client.

One of the best things I experienced was the personal touch. It can be daunting dealing with solicitors and I never felt like a hindrance. Gary was always available on the phone and email for me and always responded very quickly. I know of an elderly person dealing with Gary who really appreciated being able to meet face to face in a place where she felt comfortable. I think both types of meetings are great as clients have various needs.


Friendly, easy to talk to, professional support from start to finish. The service was exceptional, communication was timely and never overbearing. Everything was explained clearly along with expected timelines for completion. The team went above and beyond to sort out any issues that may have arisen during the process. Overall, very satisfied with the service.


What we found best was the professionalism of the service overall, the confidentiality, empathy and understanding. Communication was always clear in both e-mail and in person. Response times to e-mails, and meetings, was very good. I believe your fees are very competitive, and good value for your service.


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