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Funeral held for veteran Belfast solicitor Gerry Daly who passed fortnight after wedding

The funeral has been held for veteran Belfast solicitor Gerry Daly, who passed just two weeks after his wedding.

Mr Daly had been part of Francis Hanna & Company since 1975, having started work at the firm as the post boy aged just 17.

He rose through the ranks of the firm to become a partner in 1993.

The highly regarded solicitor passed away on December 30. He had married his partner Rosie on December 15.

Mourners gathered for his funeral at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road, ahead of burial at Roselawn Cemetery on Thursday morning.

Announcing the death, Martin Hanna, a partner in the May Street Belfast firm, writing on company website described Mr Daly as an "extremely industrious solicitor" having become a partner in the practice at the earliest possible opportunity.

Mr Daly's specialist areas were in the fields of employment law, regulatory work, and litigation.

One of the firm's solicitors described him as "my boss, my mentor and my friend".

Others at the firm described him as "a great friend and inspirational lawyer".

Since 2003, Mr Daly has acted on behalf of The Law Society of Northern Ireland, for whom he undertook referrals to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

In 2016, he was elected as a council member of the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Mr Daly is survived by his wife Rosie, his children, Danielle, Tony and Dominique, and grandson, Cillian.

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