Our Dedicated & Experienced Team

Meet our reliable and friendly problem solvers
Our current team of solicitors and support staff reflects our tradition of providing a courteous, supportive, transparent, trustworthy, efficient and value-for-money service.
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Helen Collins
Managing Partner

With a BCL degree from UCC in 1974, Helen was indentured to her father, Liam Collins, Clonakilty, co-founder of our predecessors, Wolfe Collins O’Keeffe & Partners. After working with London-based solicitors, she qualified in 1976 and joined Wolfe & Co. Helen specialises in problem solving and all aspects of Family Law (to include Child Sex Abuse, Custody Matters, Maintenance, Separation, Divorce, Annulments, Abductions, Domestic Violence). She is a founding member of the Association of Collaborative Practitioners, a trained Mediator and author of “A Short Guide to Divorce Law in Ireland – A Survival Handbook for the Family”.

Practice Areas

Civil & Criminal Litigation and Judicial Review and all aspects of Family Law, as above

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Colette McCarthy
Partner

Colette is a graduate of the University of Limerick, obtaining an Honours Arts Degree in Law and European Studies with French, in 1996. She was indentured to our current Managing Partner, Helen Collins and qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Since qualifying, Colette regularly attends to District, Circuit and High Court matters both locally and countrywide dealing with civil, criminal and family law matters and also acts for a number of Government and Local Authorities in the prosecution of civil and criminal matters. Colette specialises in Child Custody, Access, Maintenance and Domestic Violence District Court applications.

Practice Areas

Civil and Criminal Defence, Litigation, Licensing, Employment Law, Child Custody, Access, Maintenance, Domestic Violence and Family Law

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Vivienne Ring
Partner

Viv graduated from University College Cork with a BCL degree in 1993 and continued to study and gain an LL.B degree in the following year. Viv then proceeded to serve her apprenticeship under Plunkett Taaffe (now of Murphy Long & Taaffe), Bandon and qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Since then, Viv has gained a wealth of experience in a number of solicitor’s offices in Skibbereen and became a member of the team at Wolfe & Co. in the latter part of 2016.
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Practice Areas

Estate Planning and Administration including Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Property Transactions to include private, commercial and agricultural

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Maura O'Donovan
Associate

Maura became a member of the Wolfe & Co. team after qualifying in 1981 and was indentured to our Partner Kevin P O’Flynn, having graduated from University College Cork with an Arts Degree in French and Irish in 1978. Maura specialises in all types of property and conveyancing transactions to include private and commercial property, mortgages, leasing, agricultural transfers and transfers of property within families as well as Estate Planning and Administration, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney. This is filler text to test page positioning. This is filler text to test page positioning. This is filler text to test page positioning. 

Practice Areas

Property Transactions, Estate Planning and Administration, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Debt Collection

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Liz Murphy
Associate

Prior to moving into Law, Liz had a distinguished and varied career in the Financial Sector and the Hotel and Catering industry and worked in a number of countries including Australia, the United States and the UK. Following her legal studies, Liz graduated from University College Cork with an Honours BCL Degree in 1997, was indentured to our current Managing Partner Helen Collins and qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Liz holds Diplomas in E-Commerce and Property Tax.This is filler text blah de blah de blah and will even up the page nicely

Practice Areas

Property transactions to include private and commercial, leases, mortgages, agricultural and family transfers, Administration of Estates, Trusts and Wills

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Anne Phillips
Associate

Anne graduated from University College Dublin with a BA Degree in Economics and English.  Having studied French and Law at the Sorbonne and American University of Paris respectively, Anne studied for her Post Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law London, completed her training in the City of London, qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1999 and was recently admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland.   Anne has worked for a number of global financial institutions in Paris, the UK and Hong Kong and joined the Wolfe & Co. team in 2018.

Practice Areas

Commercial and Contract Law with particular experience in Information Technology, Outsourcing, Intellectual Property, Marketing and Sponsorship

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Fiona Harrington
Associate

Fiona graduated from University College Cork with a BA Honours degree in History and Politics in 2006 and continued to study and gain an LL.B degree from the University of Limerick in 2008. Fiona then proceeded to serve her apprenticeship in Dublin, after having spent some time working with the Law Society of Ireland and qualified as a solicitor in 2014. Since then, Fiona has gained a wealth of experience in a number of solicitor’s offices both in Cork City and County and became a member of the team at Wolfe & Co. in 2019. Filler text etc.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning and Administration including Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney. Property Transactions to include private and commercial, leases, mortgages, agricultural and family transfers.

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Alana Nolan
Associate

Alana is a graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology where she obtained a First class honours degree in Law and Business. Alana has also gained a diploma in Insolvency Law. Alana proceeded to serve her apprenticeship with Anne L Horgan & Co. Solicitors in Cork. Since her qualification in 2010 Alana gained a wealth of experience with that firm and became a member of the Wolfe & Co. team in early 2021.
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Practice Areas

Estate planning & Administration to include Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Deeds of family arrangement. Property transactions to include agricultural & family transfers and agricultural leases.

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Naomi McCarthy
Associate

Naomi graduated from Dublin Business School with an honours degree in Law in 2001. She completed her solicitor training, then apprenticed under Hugh Ward, Senior Partner of Hugh J Ward & Co. and gained a variety of experience. She qualified from the Law society in 2007 then returned to Skibbereen to work in her father’s practice, Patrick McCarthy & Co. Naomi then worked on her private enterprise before joining Wolfe & Co. in 2021. Naomi has rapport with her clients and enjoys availing of her local knowledge and legal expertise in assisting them.

Practice Areas

Property Transactions, Agricultural Leases, Mortgages, Estate Planning and Administration & Wills.