Our Team

Our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors and support staff reflects our tradition of providing a courteous, supportive, transparent, trustworthy, efficient and value-for-money service.

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

All aspects of Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Civil & Criminal Litigation and Judicial Review.

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, Dispute Resolution, Licensing, Employment Law, Child Custody, Access, Maintenance, Domestic Violence and Family Law.

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.

 

 

 

 

Practice Areas

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

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.

 
 
 
 

Practice Areas

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

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Aislinn Collins

Associate

Aislinn graduated from the University of Limerick with an honours degree in Law Plus in 2015. She continued to study and achieved a post-graduate honours degree in Law from University College Cork in 2015/2016. Aislinn began working as a Legal Executive in Wolfe & Co LLP in 2017 where she gained a variety of experience throughout the firm. Aislinn moved to Sydney, Australia for 2018 and 2019 where she gained invaluable experience in various legal firms working in Family Law and Litigation. She was then indentured to our current Managing Partner, Helen Collins and qualified as a solicitor in 2023.

Practice Areas

Family Law, Civil Litigation and Court applications, Dispute Resolution, Assisted Decision-Making Procedures and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Kevin P O’Flynn

Consultant

Kevin graduated from University College Cork with a BCL Honours degree in 1968 and was then indentured to his father, Gerald F O’Flynn, co-founder of O’Flynn Exhams, Cork. He qualified in 1971 and joined Wolfe & Co. LLP in the same year.  Kevin built an exceptional rapport with his client base of both personal and business customers and set an excellent standard for the company.

After more than 50 years in practice, Kevin retired as a full time solicitor but we are lucky that he continues as a consultant with the firm.

Practice Areas

Property Transactions, Banking, Estate Planning and Administration, Trusts, Wills, Landlord and Tenant, Construction and Commercial Law.