Our Committee

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Máire Neary (Chair)
Arthur Cox
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Máire trained with Arthur Cox and qualified into its Corporate / M&A group in December 2015. She advises both Irish and international clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. Máire graduated from the University of Limerick with an LL.B. in 2011.
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Aishlinn Gannon (Immediate Past Chair)
Eversheds
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Aishlinn trained with Eversheds, qualifying into their Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department in November 2014. Aishlinn has experience acting for and advising a number of statutory bodies and frequently represents such bodies in Court challenges to decisions made by them. She also has experience in all types of commercial disputes, including property related disputes, financial services litigation and debt collection matters in all Court jurisdictions.
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Eimear Bell (Vice Chair)
A&L Goodbody
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Eimear first qualified as an attorney at law in New York in 2013. She returned to Ireland to begin working with A&L Goodbody in 2014, and qualified into their Banking department in January 2016. Eimear's practice includes finance, restructuring, loan portfolio sales and debt acquisitions.
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Lucy O'Neill (Treasurer)
Mason, Hayes and Curran
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Lucy trained with Mason Hayes & Curran, qualifying into the Employment Law and Benefits Team in January 2016. Lucy advises clients on a daily basis on a range of workplace issues including recruitment, employment contracts and workplace policies, redundancies, dismissals and pension related queries. Lucy also advises on aspects of commercial transactions including employment due diligence.
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Hannah Cooney (Communications Officer)
William Fry
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A graduate of UCD, Hannah trained with William Fry, qualifying into their Asset Management and Investment Funds department in December 2016. Hannah is part of a team that advises Irish domiciled funds and their service providers on the funds' establishment, authorisation, operation and maintenance, with a particular focus on Irish domiciled UCITS funds.
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Ann Kirwan (Secretary)
Eversheds Sutherland
Ann is a trainee with Eversheds Sutherland and is attending the PPCII course this year. Since beginning her training in Eversheds Sutherland she has carried out rotations in the pensions, litigation and dispute resolution and real estate departments of the firm.
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Alex Kennedy
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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Aisling Veale
McCann Fitzgerald
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Aisling is a trainee with McCann FitzGerald solicitors and is attending the PPCII course in the spring of 2017. She has carried out rotations in the Tax and Real Estate departments in McCann FitzGerald since she began her training there. Aisling graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with an LL.B. in Law and German. She completed her LL.M in Law and Economics in Erasmus Universiteit otterdam, Universität Wien and Universität Hamburg.
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Clodagh Butler
Matheson
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Clodagh trained with Matheson, qualifying into the Insurance and Dispute Resolution team in the Commercial Litigation Department in April 2017. Clodagh is part of an experienced team who advise insurance companies on policy wording interpretation, coverage disputes, professional indemnity claims and subrogation claims. The team also represents a broad range of domestic and international clients in large-scale general commercial disputes in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Commercial Court and Supreme Court.

Chairpersons

 NameYears
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