Richard Hammond S.C.

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Richard is a Senior Counsel (being in the first coterie of solicitors ever to be elevated to that status by the Government of Ireland on 1st September, 2020) who practises as a solicitor with his spouse Joyce A. Good Hammond at Hammond Good LLP, Solicitors & Notaries Public, Mallow, County Cork where he is a partner. He is a self-described “succession law enthusiast” who also specialises in professional regulation, having worked in this area with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, CORU – the Health & Social Care Professionals Council, the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Much of his professional practise involves succession law consultancy for other law firms. He is a former President of the Southern Law Association and a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland.  He is or has been involved in a number of committees of the Law Society of Ireland including the Education Committee (current Chairperson), the Probate, Administration & Trusts Committee (former Chairperson), the Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee (former Chairperson), and the Mental Health & Capacity Task Force (former Chairperson).  Richard teaches extensively at the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland on the Professional Practice Courses.  He is widely published and contributes regularly to CPD Conferences for Law Society Professional Training and for local Bar Associations.  Richard was previously President of the Union of Students in Ireland.

Richard has been appointed as a public interest nominee, representative of the provision of continuing professional development in relation to pharmacy.