Family lawyer Deirdre Burke has merged her practice with Dublin-based Orpen Franks, establishing a new family law department at the long-established firm. Ms Burke, who has over 25 years' experience in family law, will continue to run the former Burke Legal office in Wicklow Town, as well as working
Matheson has announced the appointment of David Fitzgibbon as a partner in the firm's corporate M&A team. Mr Fitzgibbon is an experienced M&A and capital markets lawyer, having advised on many of Ireland’s largest and most notable transactions.
Global law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced the appointment of 25 new graduates to its Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Belfast, its highest annual intake of new recruits to date.
Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of four new partners and a senior claims adjuster in its Dublin office. The appointments, which include three hires from rival firms, bring the headcount to 60 at the Irish headquarters opened by DWF in 2013.
Patrick Fahy & Co Solicitors has welcomed Fiona Quinn as a solicitor following the completion of her apprenticeship training with the firm. Ms Quinn, from Derryloughan, Co Tyrone, will spend time equally between the firm's Omagh and Dungannon offices.
Global law firm Kennedys has announced the appointment of insurance litigator and casualty specialist David Strahan as a partner in Dublin. Mr Strahan, who called to the Bar before becoming a solicitor, joins from Arthur Cox to become the firm's fifth partner in Ireland.
Dublin-based Crowley Millar Solicitors has announced the appointment of Emma Cafferky as a partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial team. Ms Cafferky, based in the firm's headquarters in the IFSC, joined Crowley Millar in 2017 and has over 10 years of legal experience.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin has announced the appointment of three new directors across its private client, employment and immigration, and banking and finance teams. The firm promoted Timothy Rankin to director in the private client team and Aisling Byrne to director in the employment and immigration tea
Cork-based O'Flynn Exhams (OFX) Solicitors has announced the election of Shane Crossan as the firm's new managing partner, succeeding Richard Neville. Mr Neville, who served as managing partner for more than a decade, will continue as a partner, heading up the firm's corporate department.
Holmes O'Malley Sexton Solicitors has announced the appointment of Lisa Killeen as a partner in the banking team. Ms Killeen, who will also play a key role in the firm's construction unit, joined the firm in 2013, having previously worked at William Fry.
LK Shields has announced the appointment of Paul Dineen as an associate solicitor in the firm's corporate and commercial team. Mr Dineen will act on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions.
Belfast-based Higgins Hollywood Deazley (HHD) Solicitors has announced the appointment of advanced solicitor advocate Sheena Mahaffey to the firm's criminal department. Ms Mahaffey, a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and Queen's University Canada, called to The Bar of Northern Ireland in 1992
Irish lawyer Michael Farrell has been elected as first vice-chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). Mr Farrell has represented Ireland on the Council of Europe's anti-racism monitoring body since 2011 and has been a member of its executive bureau for the last two year
Maynooth University has announced the appointment of Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche as an assistant professor of criminology. Dr Bracken-Roche's current project explores the adoption and use of drone technologies in Canada and Ireland with a specific focus on policing and public safety agencies.
Limerick native Rachael Leahy has been appointed as company secretary and head of legal for the Shannon Group, the umbrella organisation for Shannon Airport Authority, Shannon Heritage, IASC and Shannon Commercial Properties. Ms Leahy joined the Shannon Group in November 2014 as head of legal with r