About The Irish Will Register Team


The Irish Will Register was founded by Co. Carlow based law firm Farrell McElwee Solicitors and Entrepreneur Mike Fraher in 2019.


The Will Register team

Farrell McElwee Solicitors are leading Irish solicitors based in County Carlow. Their long-standing reputation has been established both on the quality of the service they deliver to their client base and their ability to attract, develop and maintain talented practitioners. Having received hundreds of calls to their office from distressed relatives searching for the location of a will, they teamed up with Entrepreneur Mike Fraher in 2019 to found Ireland’s first national will register and search service.


Joseph Farrell

Joseph Farrell

Sample TitlePrincipal with ​Farrell McElwee Solicitors

Sample DescriptionJoseph graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick in 1999. He obtained his LLM at Trinity College Dublin in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Following a short period working in a commercial firm in Australia, he returned to Ireland in 2007 and commenced the practice of Farrell McElwee Solicitors. Joseph has experience particularly in the areas of conveyancing, criminal law and District Court family law.

Simon McElwee

Simon McElwee

Solicitor​ ​with ​Farrell McElwee Solicitors

Simon was educated in Clongowes Wood College and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with an LLB. He trained in the boutique firm of O’Gradys Solicitors where he qualified as a solicitor in 2008 before moving to Beauchamps Solicitors. In September 2009 he joined the litigation department of Farrell McElwee Solicitors. Simon has successfully concluded many complex High Court medical negligence and personal injury actions. He has subsequently developed a practice in Circuit Court and High Court family law as well as employment law.

Mike Fraher

Mike Fraher

Director of Panther Environmental Solutions Ltd.

Mike graduated with an honours Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff in Wales in 1993. For a number of years, Mike worked for Kerry Foods Ltd as a Group Environmental Manager being responsible for sites both in the UK and Ireland. Mike then established his own Environmental Consultancy Company in 2005, which is based in Carlow. Mike has 25 years’ experience working in the environmental consultancy industry, both in Ireland and the UK. Panther Environmental Services Ltd works for clients in both the private and public sectors.