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Alex Kennedy (Chair)
Dillon Eustace
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Alex trained with Dillon Eustace, qualifying into their Banking and Capital Markets Department in 2016. He is part of an experienced and expanding team who advise on all forms of secured lending, with an emphasis on structured finance and debt capital markets. Alex also has particular experience in cross-border financings and refinancings.
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Tara Roche (Vice Chair)
Arthur Cox
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Tara trained with Arthur Cox, qualifying into its Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in December 2017. Tara is part of a team that specialises in large scale commercial litigation across a wide range of areas including banking, financial services, shareholder disputes and professional negligence and contractual claims. Tara also completed an advanced diploma in white collar and corporate crime in the King’s Inns in 2017 and graduated with an LLB from Trinity College Dublin in 2013.
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James Reidy (Secretary)
Maples and Calder
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James is a trainee solicitor with Maples, currently working in the Investment Management Group, and is due to qualify in early April 2019. He graduated from UCC in 2015 with a BCL (Law and Irish) degree. James also spent time studying at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana.
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Naomi Pollock (Treasurer)
Mason Hayes & Curran
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Naomi trained with Mason Hayes & Curran, qualifying into the Commercial Litigation department in January 2018. Naomi is part of an experienced team acting for both domestic and international clients in all types of business disputes, with a particular focus on professional negligence actions. Naomi also advises on corporate immigration matters. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B in 2013, and completed her LL.M (European Economic Law) at the University of Leuven in 2015.
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Killian Breen (Communications)
A&L Goodbody
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Killian trained in A&L Goodbody and qualified into their Commercial Property Department in 2019. He is part of an experienced team working primarily on investment (both institutional and private equity) and on development (acting for developers and investors), with a particular emphasis on transactions requiring solutions to issues arising on structuring and financing. They also advise A&L Goodbody's extensive range of leisure and retail sector clients on 'end user' development and leasing transactions.
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Rachel Rock (Communications)
Matheson
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Rachel is a trainee solicitor with Matheson and is due to qualify in November 2019. She is presently working in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. She assists a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of financing and investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. She graduated from University College Dublin with BA International, and completed an LLM, Masters in Law at Trinity College in 2016.
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Rachel Fitzsimons
McCann Fitzgerald
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Rachel trained with McCann FitzGerald Solicitors and qualified into Project and Asset Finance in December 2018. Rachel is part of a team that specialises in large scale projects, involving complex financing for both domestic and international clients, and aviation finance. Rachel graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2014 with an LL.B.(Ling.Germ) and also completed a certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance in the Law Society of Ireland in 2016.
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Shauna O'Brien
William Fry
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Shauna trained with William Fry, qualifying into their Taxation Department in 2018. She is part of an experienced team of tax lawyers, accountants and consultants working with domestic and international corporations, entrepreneurs, family businesses and trusts. Shauna graduated from University College Cork with a BCL in 2013 and completed an LLM in International Economic Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2014.
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Ciara Phillips
Beauchamps
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Ciara is a solicitor in the Commercial Property department in Beauchamps and is part of a team which specialises in the delivery of social housing units on both an individual basis and large scale developments. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B. in 2014 and is fluent in Spanish.

Chairpersons

51Alex Kennedy2019/2020
50Eimear Bell2018/2019
49Máire Neary2017/2018
48Aishlinn Gannon2016/2017
47Rory Gavin2016
46Sarah Lawn 2015/2016
45Mark Dillon2014/2015
44Stephen Fuller2013/2014
43Claire McLoughlin2012/2013
42Jane McCluskey2011/2012
41Micheál Grace2010/2011
40Alina Prendergast2009/2010
39Simon Hannigan2008/2009
38Catherine Allen2007/2008
37Elizabeth Bradley2006/2007
36Louise Gallagher2005/2006
35Richard Willis2004/2005
34Nora Lillis2003/2004
33Paul Murray2002/2003
32William Aylmer2001/2002
31Fidelma McManus2000/2001
30Julian Yarr1999/2000
29Wendy Hederman1998/1999
28Declan O’Sullivan1997/1998
27Walter Beatty1996/1997
26Paul Marren1995/1996
25Gavin Buckley1994/1995
24Paul White1993/1994
23Owen O’Sullivan1992/1993
22James McCourt1991/1992
21Colin Sainsbury1990/1991
20Katherine Delahunt1989/1990
19Terrence McCrann1988/1989
18Michael Quinlan1987/1988
17Ken Murphy1986/1987
16Claire Callanan1985/1986
15Carol Fawsitt1984/1985
14Marcus Beresford1983/1984
13Petria McDonnell1982/1983
12Tom O’Connor1981/1982
11William Earley1980/1981
10Terence Dixon1979/1980
9Mary Finlay1978/1979
8Clare Connellan1977/1978
7Derek Greenlee1976/1977
6Michael Carrigan1974/1976
5Maeve Breen1972/1974
4Maurice Curran1970/1972
3Richard (Max) Neville1968/1970
2John Buckley1966/1968
1Bruce St. John Blake1964/1966