- Bachelor Corporate Law NUIG
- Bachelor of Laws NUIG
- Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland (2011)
Having trained and worked in another top five Dublin based law firm for five years I was ready for a new challenge and decided to move to Arthur Cox, enticed by its reputation of excellence in commercial property which is the area I have specialised in from qualification. As the Arthur Cox property department has such a varied client base and top quality work, it was an opportunity I could not turn down. It was also an interesting prospect to join another top tier firm and experience a different organisation.
I work almost exclusively on commercial property matters. I am often involved in high profile project work including portfolio asset sales and loan sales and acquisitions and financing both on a lender and borrower basis. I often work on the transactions as a member of the broader property team but have also had the chance to coordinate and project manage the property team in certain cases. In addition I work with and advise a number of institutional clients on the day-to-day issues arising on their property portfolios including regular landlord and tenant work. Depending on the nature of the file or transaction, I also work closely with other teams around the firm including the corporate, banking and restructuring teams.
Within the firm there is great support in relation to resources from knowledge management to administration support. I am also involved in the firm’s mentoring programme. I am a mentor to a newly qualified solicitor to offer support in relation to any of the challenges they are experiencing in adjusting to their new role as a solicitor from that of trainee. I am also a mentee and have the benefit of guidance from a partner in another department who offers perspective in relation to my career development within the firm.
The culture in Arthur Cox is friendly and there is a brilliant atmosphere on both a departmental and firm level. I really appreciate and enjoy the collegiate approach to the work on hand which is always varied and challenging and often high profile. It keeps things interesting and exciting.