Ormonde Solicitors

waterford solicitor

Welcome to Ormonde Solicitors, a trusted name in law with an excellent track record of success.

We have a highly qualified and experienced team who are dedicated to helping you to achieve the right outcome.

Customer service is our number one priority. We make it our business to check our performance with our clients at the end of each case. We are honoured to get overwhelmingly positive feedback with numerous testimonials. Our clients tell us that we are “efficient”, “caring”, “honest” and “professional”.

Services We Offer

Our experience and expertise in employment law extends to all areas – defending unfair dismissal cases, bullying and harassment, advising on redundancy and restructuring and employment contract issues and advice.

We can provide advice and legal services to help you with all aspects of commercial law including  share purchase, shareholders agreement, franchising, contract negotiation, insolvency and enforcing commercial agreements. Our clients benefit from our direct experience of building franchise businesses including successful master franchise agreement negotiations.

Business mediation is a skilled process devised to resolve conflicts between business entities through a neutral third party. This process is voluntary – the aim is to find a solution that is agreeable to both parties without resorting to legal action. Mediation can save businesses in dispute a great deal of money and time.

Ormonde Solicitors has extensive experience in providing this service, with a strong track record of successful outcomes.

Our sister brand, Employment Matters, provides expert help to employees with a wide variety of issues – sexual harassment, unfair dismissal, bullying and discrimination. Please visit www.employment-matters.ie to find out more.

Our experience, knowledge, expertise, track record in and out of court, and reputation for integrity and client satisfaction are why our clients come to us.

We recognise that a close working relationship between solicitor and client is essential to quality legal services. Our firm’s size and composition enable us to offer personalised services from highly experienced lawyers who serve each client’s unique needs.

We emphasise practical, reasoned advice to minimise or prevent legal difficulties. When a client is involved in a dispute, our primary concern is to achieve an expeditious and economic result. When formal litigation or other dispute-resolution proceedings are necessary, we provide aggressive, high-calibre advocacy and representation.

The firm’s founder, Seán Ormonde, is a qualified solicitor with a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies Degree from UCD and a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland. The Ormonde name has long been a trusted one in Waterford, with three generations of Ormondes serving the Waterford people over the last century.

The Ormonde Family

Seán’s grandfather, Seán “Jackie” Ormonde, represented Waterford on the hurling pitch in 1921, winning a Junior all Ireland for Waterford. He also sat at the cabinet table as Minister for Post and Telegraphs in Dev’s Government in 1957. Seán’s grandmother, Hannah Ormonde (nee Hickey), was the Jubilee nurse for Lismore and Kilmacthomas. 


Seán’s father and mother were both hospital consultants in the WRH (now Waterford University Hospital for the South East), playing key roles in the development of the hospital to become a Regional Hospital and one of the finest teaching centers in the Country.

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Seán’s father also represented the Waterford constituency both as a TD in opposition in the 1980s and as a senator. In latter years, his involvement with Waterford GAA has helped the County teams reach great heights and bring success and hope of a breakthrough at All-Ireland level. 


Seán has been strongly involved in community initiatives, not just through the local bar association, but also through community charities such as South East Simon Community, the Waterford Rotary club, the Winterval Festival, and many other organisations and events.


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