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Alison Devine

Alison Devine

Position: Solicitor
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Phone: +353 1 212 0452

Bio/Experience

Alison Devine is a Solicitor in our Litigation/Dispute Resolution team.

Alison joined SOR in 2017 having previously worked in the insolvency and restructuring department within a big four accountancy firm in Dublin for a number of years.

As such, Alison predominantly advises clients across commercial litigation and banking matters, both contentious and non-contentious, but has focused largely on possession proceedings, ejectment proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement and insolvency matters, in both the Circuit Court and the High Court.

She also has general litigation experience involving corporate and land disputes and as well, has worked on a wide range of employment law matters within the litigation team.

Alison qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2019 and is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) degree in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University, Masters of Law (LL.M) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
Deirdre Ardagh

Deirdre Ardagh

Position: Senior Associate
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Phone: +353 1 5546243

Bio/Experience

Deirdre Ardagh is a Senior Associate in our Corporate and Commercial Department.

Deirdre is a Solicitor, former Barrister, and a CEDR accredited mediator with over 10 years PQE. In addition to her career in law, Deirdre has also worked as both an economist and public policy professional across Government agencies including IDA Ireland, Forfas, and the National Competitiveness Council.

Deirdre has a strong background in Regulatory and Administrative Law having worked with many technology, media and telecom companies dealing with their regulatory interaction from consultation to Commercial Court and Supreme Court litigation. Deirdre has advised clients on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganisations and Restructuring, as well as Corporate Advisory matters to include Private Equity and Venture Capital. Deirdre also advises on Receivership and Liquidation.

Deirdre has worked on many complex commercial contracts, and she actively engages in helping clients design their agreements and strategic positions. She has experience with Terms of Service, IT supply agreements and Terms and Conditions, particularly for clients in the SaaS, IT Services, data and technology sectors. Her work often involves advising businesses how to design and conclude contracts, including distribution, supply, services and sales agency arrangements. Deirdre advises Sherwin O’Riordan clients on all aspects of privacy and data protection laws including Data Processing Agreements, Privacy Impact Assessments, policies, audits and GDPR. She frequently supports clients helping them deal with the application of data protection laws to their businesses and relationships. Deirdre has helped clients where cyber security challenges have emerged and where data breach issues are at stake with her advice and services.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator

Testimonials

“Where others flapped and embellished, Deirdre cut through the noise, understood our needs and delivered the results we required. Having worked with may corporate law firms over the years their ability to waste time and resource on long winded, jumped up documentation still leaves me flabbergasted, thankfully not the case with Deirdre. Could not recommend highly enough for Data Protection and Commercial Contract support/advice.”

Bill Ingram, Managing Partner at SourceChain Marketplace



“Deirdre is a superbly able and effective strategy and policy professional. She has the rare combination of not only the ability to understand and distill complex issues but also the skills to communicate with a variety of people across organisations and at different levels. Deirdre has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience of Irish regulatory, technology and legal fields. I would have no hesitation in recommending Deirdre.”

Carol Boate, National Lottery Regulator

 

"In their work with Focus Ireland, Sherwin O’Riordan and Deirdre in particular have shown a deep knowledge and experience of the charity sector and an appreciation of the mission and vision of our work. This covered bespoke, specialist legal services, including advice on charity law, fundraising law, contract law and specific regulatory matters of relevance to Focus Ireland. Our needs were prioritised and handled with expertise and discretion. Deirdre and the team at Sherwin O’Riordan demonstrated an appreciation of the environment faced by charities and not-for-profit bodies in carrying out their activities within today’s commercial world, while adhering to best practice with regards to modern governance practices, regulatory regimes and charity law. I look forward in the future to working with Sherwin O’Riordan and Deirdre again as a trusted partner"

Pat Dennigan, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Ireland

 

"Deirdre is wonderful to work with. At all times I found her professional, practical and extremely helpful and responsive. She consistently demonstrated a clear understanding of our goals and delivered on time, every time. She has a fantastic work ethic, which she demonstrated while working on our corporate transaction over the last number of weeks culminating in the signing process which was organised extremely well and went off without a hitch. It is my first time dealing with Deirdre and I have been left very impressed."

Mark Doyle, Director at OMT Global, Leadership Development

 

James Sherwin
Managing Partner
Rachael Connolly
Senior Associate 
Orlaith McCarthy
Senior Associate 
Joy Comber
Senior Associate 
Fiona O’Reilly
Senior Associate
Deirdre Ardagh
Senior Associate 
Robert Dooney
Associate 
Clodagh Gill
Solicitor
Austin Gill
Solicitor
Alison Devine
Solicitor
Joanne Howell
Solicitor
Aoife Keane
Trainee Solicitor
Dealga Roche
Trainee Solicitor
Lauren Atkinson
Trainee Solicitor
Sarah Geraghty
Trainee Solicitor
Donna Burke
Legal Secretary
Ana Horvat
Legal Secretary
Patrycja Radomska
Legal Assistant/Secretary
Aneta Zdrajkowska
Financial Controller
Cesar Sabato
Credit Controller

Bio/Experience

Joanne Howell is a Solicitor in our Banking, Corporate and Commercial team.

Joanne advises clients across a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, incorporation and company law advices, receivership advices and review of security.

Joanne has worked on a number of M&A transactions with heavy focus on due diligence, and has also worked on multi-million euro cross-border corporate finance transactions. Joanne also advises large asset management clients on security, enforcement and receivership matters.

Joanne qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2019 also. She holds a first-class honours Bachelor of Laws degree, a Master’s degree in Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as holding an Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime and a Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance. Joanne is currently completing both a Diploma in Finance Law and a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance, both with the Law Society of Ireland.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
Elaine McNally 300

Elaine McNally

Position: Partner
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Phone: +353 1 2120453 

Bio/Experience

Elaine joined Sherwin O’Riordan Solicitors in 2015 bringing over 10 years of professional experience and a particular interest in civil litigation and personal injury litigation. She qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, as well as qualifications in Irish from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Elaine’s primary area of expertise is in the fields of civil litigation and personal injury litigation. In addition, she has significant experience with family law, probate and wills, administrative law and debt recovery.

Our ethos demands that your case is carefully managed. Elaine consistently ensures that all cases progress smoothly, expeditiously and with a view to achieving the optimum outcomes.

Elaine has an open and warm personality. She has a unique ability to make clients feel at ease and know that their case is being expertly managed. The many testimonials received in response to Elaine’s work bears testimony to her dedication, professionalism and case outcomes.

Recent Transactions

  • We successfully advised Thomas Hill in his negligence claim against the HSE for significant disability caused by the accidental tear of his ureter while removing a kidney stone in 1998. Our client was awarded €701,000, which included over €400,000 for lost earning to date and in the future, in addition to €250,000 general damages. View more details.

 

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Irish Women Lawyers Association
  • The Irish Arbitration Association

Practice Areas

Testimonials

"We simply cannot fault the service we receive from SOR. They have specialist solicitors in each area where we need advice and we’ve had contact with 4 different partners during the last 14 months, and the experience has been the same each time. Really really good."

Justin Cahill, Chairman, CMC Platform Financials

Office location

74 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4
Ireland

Phone +353 1 663 2000
Fax +353 1 663 2001
Email

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