Appointments

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Peter Dennehy BL has been appointed to the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland for a four-year term. Mr Dennehy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1986 with a BA, BAI in Engineering and worked in the telecommunications industry in Ireland and the UK. He went on to work on Internat

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Philip Lee LLP has announced the appointment of Finola Igoe as a senior associate in the firm's projects and construction group. Ms Igoe has more than 12 years' experience as a solicitor and advises in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

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Hayes Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Kevin Harnett as a partner and head of the firm's construction team. Mr Harnett has 15 years' experience advising on construction issues and construction-related disputes and is also an accredited mediator.

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Barbara Cotter, a solicitor and former senior partner at A&L Goodbody, has been appointed as the chairperson of the government's Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC). The non-statutory committee, established in 1984, recommends candidates to ministers and government for the most senior positi

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William Fry LLP has announced the appointment of Lyn Brennan as head of the firm's New York office. A banking and finance partner who is relocating to New York from the firm's Dublin office, Ms Brennan has significant experience in advising global financial institutions, private equity firms and cor

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Eileen Roberts, a partner in A&L Goodbody's disputes & investigations practice, has been nominated by the Government for appointment as a judge of the High Court. Ms Roberts has been with ALG for over 30 years and served as the firm's chair between 2019-2022. She has represented clients in a

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More women than men have been appointed senior counsel this year in a legal first. Twenty-eight barristers and six solicitors have been made senior counsel – 20 of whom are female and 14 male. The barristers are: Nuala Egan, Jane Hyland, Michael O'Connor, Elva Duffy, Michael Hourican, Sinead M

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LK Shields Solicitors has announced the appointment of Gemma Forde. Ms Forde joins the firm as a corporate partner and will be based in its Galway Office. She has a broad corporate experience advising clients on a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, shareholders agreements, cor

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Solicitor Jose Lazaro has been appointed as the new honorary vice-consul of Spain in Belfast. Mr Lazaro, a solicitor and abogado in the corporate and commercial team at MKB Law since 2020, is a qualified Spanish, Irish and UK lawyer, and was the first Spanish lawyer to qualify in Northern Ireland as

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Geraldine Hanna has formally taken up the role of commissioner designate for victims of crime for Northern Ireland. Ms Hanna, who has over 21 years’ experience in the victims’ sector in London and in Northern Ireland, took up office yesterday for a three-year term with the potential for

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Big Four professional services firm KPMG Ireland has announced the appointment of John Given, a senior corporate partner at Philip Lee, to head up its legal services business. Mr Given will succeed John Hackett, who retires at the end of October, at the head of a team that currently comprises over 4

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