In-House Lawyers

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Niall McPeake, principal legal officer in the Department of Justice, has been elected as chair of the In-House Lawyers' Group Northern Ireland (IHLGNI) at its recent AGM. Ciarán Fegan of Graham Group has been elected as secretary, while Anne MacRandal of Autism Initiatives NI has been elected

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Global aviation leasing and asset management business Griffin has announced the appointment of Carolanne Cunningham as general counsel, based in Dublin. Ms Cunningham was previously head of legal for the global leasing EMEA business at Bank of America NA, advising on financing solutions for the cros

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Financial services lawyer Imelda Higgins has been hired by Interactive Brokers Ireland (IBIE) as its general counsel. IBIE is part of the Interactive Brokers Group, a global fully automated online broker that provides execution, clearing and custody services to its customers around the world.

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Ireland's semi-state climate solutions company Bord na Móna has announced the appointment of Sonya Mallon as company secretary and general counsel. Ms Mallon, a solicitor with 16 years' post-qualification experience in both in-house and private practice, joined Bord na Móna over a deca

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The vast majority of in-house counsel want virtual dispute resolution processes to continue past the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey has found. William Fry surveyed over 100 in-house counsel at its CounselConnect virtual conference this week, where counsel were asked to reflect on how Covid-1

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Philip Flynn, founder and owner of legal consultancy PF Solicitors, explores the future of in-house legal services. The nature and make-up of legal functions/departments varies considerably from growth stage companies, to larger multi-nationals. This is driven by more obvious factors, such as the si

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Irish lawyer Mark Quigley has been appointed as general counsel of The ID Register, a global hub for investor onboarding. Mr Quigley, who is qualified as an attorney in New York and a solicitor in Ireland, first joined the company's Cork office as a legal manager in 2017.

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Most in-house lawyers in Ireland have experienced symptoms of burn-out, a new survey suggests. Over 170 in-house counsel were invited to reflect on their mental wellbeing at a recent William Fry CounselConnect virtual conference.

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Women in-house lawyers are more concerned than their male counterparts about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and remote working on their salaries, a new survey reveals. A survey of over 100 in-house counsel by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP found that 41 per cent of women are worried about the eff

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Property lawyer Sharon van Sinderen has been appointed as senior counsel at housebuilder Quintain Ireland. Ms van Sinderen joins the company from Tuath Housing Association, where she was senior solicitor, and has previously held roles with NAMA and business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran.

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Independent fund depositary and oversight business INDOS Financial has announced the appointment of Elaine Breen as head of legal and compliance in Ireland. Ms Breen was previously general counsel at BlackBee Investments, an investment firm in Cork, and has held senior roles at IFG Group PLC and Wil

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Solicitor Edel Coughlan has joined the legal team at the Asset Management Exchange (AMX), an institutional platform for investors and asset managers. Established by Willis Towers Watson in 2017, AMX negotiates with managers, transitions assets, provides reporting and adds an extra layer of oversight

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Solicitor Yvonne Czajkowski has joined Ardmore Shipping as a senior legal associate as the Cork-based shipping company celebrates its 10th anniversary. Ardmore, now valued at nearly $150 million on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), owns and operates product and chemical tankers involved in global

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