UCD Student, Paige Kelly, wins the 2018 Leman Award in Intellectual Property

Photo L to R, Dr Cliona Kelly, UCD Law Lecturer, Paige Kelly, Winner of the 2018 Leman Award in Intellectual Property, Brian Conroy, Ogier Leman Trademark & IP Litigation Specialist, John Hogan, Partner, Ogier Leman and Prof Imelda Maher, UCD Dean of Law.

UCD Student, Paige Kelly, wins the 2018 Leman Award in Intellectual Property

Ogier Leman is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Leman Award in Intellectual Property, Paige Kelly.

Paige has just completed the Bachelor in Business & Law degree in UCD. Following assessment, Paige was selected as the best performing student in the Intellectual Property module.

Paige was presented with the prestigious award in UCD Sutherland School of Law. The award includes a €500 prize, and an offer of a work placement in Ogier Leman.  Paige will continue her studies with a Masters at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

This is the 1st prize-giving as part of a 3-year partnership which Ogier Leman has committed to with the UCD Sutherland School of Law. The bursary of €2,000 per year goes towards education materials for the school and €500 goes directly to the best performing student in the IP module.

Brian Conroy, Trademark and Intellectual Property Litigation Specialist is providing mentoring for the winning student and is a guest lecturer for the IP Module in UCD.

In addition to the Intellectual Property Award, Ogier Leman partners with UCD for the UCD Internship Programme where a third-year law student is placed with Leman for four weeks during the summer to gain practical experience.

John Hogan, Partner, Leman said “We are delighted to support the UCD Sutherland School of Law through this bursary. Many of our lawyers have come through the course which we know to be excellent. We know how important it is for students to have real interaction with law firms and practicing lawyers, and to get practical experience before graduating. This programme allows us the opportunity to reward a student and provide a placement in our firm whilst also supporting the school.  Paige is an exceptionally bright student with an exciting career ahead of her, she thoroughly deserves the award and we are very pleased to present her with the prize”.

Prof Imelda Maher, UCD Dean of Law said “Support for students to excel is of great importance to the School.  It’s also critical for students to have some experience of the practical legal environment so we are very grateful to Ogier Leman for this partnership.”


For further information on the UCD bursary, please contact Sarah Connellan, HR Manager, Ogier Leman -Tel 01 639 3000 or email sconnellan@leman.ie

For further information on this media release, please contact Gráinne Jolley, Marketing & BD Manager, Ogier Leman – Tel 01 639 3000 or email gjolley@leman.ie


About Leman

Founded in 2007, Leman is one of Ireland’s fastest growing commercial law firms. Leman offer legal advice to businesses. What makes them different is the way that they do it. They rely on innovation and not tradition to ensure that clients get the advice their business needs on time and on budget. Their vision is to be a unique legal business providing an outstanding client experience by the most efficient means.

Lemans has four dedicated departments; Real Estate, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment

And provide specialist legal advice to 3 key sectors; Technology, Real Estate and Professional & Financial Services.

Ogier Leman is the first law firm in Ireland to operate a paperless office, the first in Ireland to give clients online access to their entire file and the first to discard hourly rates for all work including litigation. All of this makes Leman peerlessly efficient. Their outstanding efficiency has been recognised by Certification Europe in awarding Leman with ISO27001 for Information Security Management and ISO 9001 for International Standards of Quality Management.