Limerick native appointed Pro Bono Partner

Niamh Counihan, Pro Bono Partner, Matheson, and Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson

MATHESON, Ireland’s largest law firm, has appointed Limerick native Niamh Counihan as Pro Bono Partner.

Niamh, who is originally from Adare, will dedicate 50 per cent of her professional time specifically to pro bono legal activities, with the other 50 per cent continuing to be dedicated to her responsibilities as Matheson’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Niamh will be responsible for working with management to refine Matheson’s pro bono strategy and for leading the pro bono initiatives and collaborative projects that engage Matheson’s lawyers and clients in supporting the communities in which they work and live. The appointment of a Pro Bono Partner follows Matheson’s recent establishment of a Pro Bono Committee, and the launch of the firm’s Impactful Business Programme.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson said: “Niamh is a lawyer of outstanding ability and extensive knowledge. Her appointment as Pro Bono Partner, with responsibility to help refine and manage the implementation of our pro bono strategy, will greatly enhance the impact and reach of Matheson’s pro bono programme.
“I know that Niamh is enthusiastically looking forward to working with as many of our clients and our colleagues as possible as part of pro bono at Matheson.”