On behalf of my partners Linda Johnston and Claire Edgar, and all the staff of Francis Hanna & Company, I am deeply saddened to announce the sad passing of our esteemed partner and dear friend, Gerry Daly on the 30th December 2016.
Gerry commenced his employment with the firm at 17 years of age on 2nd October 1975. He started work as a junior clerk but quickly realised that he himself wanted to practice law. He set about obtaining further qualifications to prepare him for higher education and he obtained a certificate in Accident Compensation Law from Queen's University Belfast. He then commenced his apprenticeship in 1986 and qualified from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1990.
Gerry was an extremely industrious solicitor and became a partner in the practice at the earliest possible opportunity. He never left the firm and had over 41 years of loyal service and has been managing partner since 2000.
Gerry's specialist areas were in the fields of employment law, regulatory work, and litigation. He was an accomplished advocate preferring at all times to do his own advocacy rather than instructing Counsel. He took pride in his straight talking style and pragmatic approach to problem solving
He is survived by his beloved wife Rosie, his children, Danielle, Tony and Dominique, and his darling grandson, Cillian. Our deepest sympathy goes out to each of them at this terribly sad time.
Rest in peace.Martin Hanna
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