Legal 500 2018

PUBLISHED: 13th April 2018

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The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of Legal 500.

Leading independent legal ranking publication Legal 500 has again highly ranked a number of our practice areas and solicitors.

LK Shields have been ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance - Practice head Richard Curran, Andrew Power and the ‘very capable’ Neil O’Keeffe, who has ‘a very strong knowledge of property-related matters’ are recommended.
  • Capital Markets - David Williams, who ‘communicates real-world solutions in advancement of a client’s business objectives’ is recommended. 
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A -  Emmet Scully, Richard Curran and Gerry Halpenny are recommended. 
  • Dispute Resolution -  LK Shields Solicitors’ team has ‘a high level of negotiating skills and industry knowledge’ across a range of areas including pensions, advertising and IP. Edmund Butler is listed as a Leading Individual. The ‘extremely effective’ Jennifer Clarke, 'diligent' Amy Bradley, 'strong advocate' Michael Kavanagh, and new Partner Ciara O'Kennedy are also recommended.
  • EU & Competition - ‘Very responsive’ practice head Marco Hickey is listed as a Leading Individual. 
  • Employment - LK Shields Solicitors’ ‘very efficient team’, led by Aoife Bradley, is recommended. Jennifer O'Neill is also recommended. 
  • Energy and Natural Resources - Philip Daly is recommended.
  • Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring - Jill Callanan and Jennifer McGuire are recommended. 
  • Insurance - Michael Kavanagh, Shane Neville and Ciaran Markey are recommended. 
  • Intellectual Property - Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly are recommended. 
  • Investment Funds - Practice head David Williams is ‘a smart, innovative thinker and good negotiator’ and Trevor Dolan is ‘excellent at explaining long-term regulatory implications of structuring decisions’. 
  • Pensions and Employee Benefits - Amy Bradley is recommended.
  • Projects and PPP - Richard Curran and Seanna Mulrean are recommended.
  • Real Estate - Clair Cassidy and John Campbell are recommended.
  • Telecoms - Gerry Halpenny is recommended. 

2 lawyers are listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list.

  • Dispute Resolution - Edmund Butler
  • EU and Competition - Marco Hickey

1 lawyer is listed in the "Next generation lawyers" list.

  • Dispute Resolution - Jennifer Clarke

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