Mayo solicitor nominated to lead Charity Appeals Tribunal

Posted in Connect on September 27, 2016.


MAYO solicitor Pat O’Connor has been nominated by the Minister for Justice and Equality as chairman designate of the Charity Appeals Tribunal.

Mr. O’Connor has developed a Swinford-based family legal practice, steeped in tradition, to become a leading law firm in Connaught.

He has extensive experience of advocating for clients in the District, Circuit and High Courts. He has been a practising arbitration since 1983 with extensive experience in commercial, property, insurance and other contentious matters.

Mr. O’Connor is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has acted as a mediator in commercial, property and other disputes since 2000.

Speaking about the role, he stated: “Charities are a very important part of Irish society. People in Ireland are extremely generous and deserve assurances that the sector will conduct its business in an honest and professional manner.

“Charities should be open and transparent in their activities, particularly with regard to their financial affairs, so that public confidence in them will be maintained and strengthened.”

Story Sourced: The Connaught Telegraph

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