Ireland’s Most Innovative Law Firm Continues to Grow…

New Head of Employment for Ogier Leman and two Senior Consultants to join Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Teams.

Ogier Leman is pleased to announce the appointment of three new significant hires for the firm.

Bláthnaid Evans will join Leman as Head of Employment, Shayne Foley will join as a Senior Consultant on the Real Estate Team and Elaine White as a consultant for the Dispute Resolution Team. All new appointments take effect from 4th June 2018.

Bláthnaid Evans joins the firm from Matheson where she worked in their employment team for four years.  She has 10 years of experience in contentious and non-contentious employment as well as pensions and benefits, and health and safety law.

Leman’s Real Estate Team sees Shayne Foley join. Shayne has over 20 years’ experience as a property lawyer and undertakes a wide range of commercial property work with expertise in dealing with retail, occupational and investment work, sales and purchases, landlord and tenant issues and development work. He also acts on property aspects of corporate transactions. Shayne Foley is recognised by the Legal 500 2017.  “Clients single out Shayne Foley for his ‘commercial understanding’”. Shayne previously worked in Keystone Law and Pinsent Masons in the UK and is qualified to practice in England, Wales as well as in Ireland.

Elaine White joins the Dispute Resolution Team with over 10 years’ experience as a litigator in both Ireland and the UK. Elaine previously worked with leading law firms, William Fry in Dublin and with London based International law firm Salans (now Dentons).

Leman is one of Ireland’s fastest growing commercial law firms, growing at a rate of 15% year on year.   These appointments are part of Leman’s current recruitment drive. Leman is also currently seeking applicants for seven other positions across the corporate, real estate and litigation teams as well as business support roles.

Larry Fenelon, Managing Partner of Leman said “The collective knowledge, expertise and experience that these new team members bring to the firm further strengthens our service offering to our clients.  We are very proud of our dynamic and innovative team. We have excellent lawyers who are experts in their specialist fields and we are excited to grow that team.  As a “Great Place to Work” we are committed to our staff and to encouraging a healthy life/work balance, flexibility and a positive working environment. We want people who share our core values of bravery, humanity and excellence”


For further information on the vacant positions, please contact Sarah Connellan, HR Manager, Ogier Leman -Tel 01 639 3000 or email

For further information on this media release, please contact Grainne Jolley, Marketing & BD Manager, Ogier Leman – Tel 01 639 3000 or email


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. They 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.