New Era in Ogier Leman

  • Leman names John Hogan as new Managing Partner
  • Firm doubles their footprint with office renovation and expansion
  • Series of Senior Appointments including new Chairman and Partner hires

Ogier Leman, Ireland’s most innovative law firm, has announced that Larry Fenelon now Head of Litigation has handed over the reins as Managing Partner to John Hogan.

John’s appointment is one of many new senior roles in the firm which sees Andrew Nagle join as Partner in the Real Estate team. Leman has also appointed a new Chairman, David Pierce, a new FinTech Senior Consultant, Simon Deane-Johns from the UK to head up the Brexit offering, a new Head of Employment, Bláthnaid Evans and has made several other new hires across the firm. There are also current vacant positions in the corporate and litigation teams.

Larry Fenelon commented: “I am delighted that John is our new managing partner.  Over the last 11 years the role has been challenging and satisfying in equal measure, during which time the firm has grown to 40 plus staff. I have every confidence that John will take the firm to the next level and will carry on our firm’s values of bravery, humanity and excellence. I am settling into  my new role as Head of Litigation as well as nurturing  Leman Consulting; our Legal Tech Consultancy.”

John added: “Larry has done a fantastic job at the helm, and it is a great honour to be taking over. We have some very exciting times ahead and have made some great new hires. We have great strength in depth at the firm. Our recent office expansion and renovation has seen us double our footprint to accommodate our growing team and I’m delighted to welcome all our newest team members. I am really looking forward to overseeing the team and the continued growth of the firm”

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


For further information on this media release, please contact Gráinne Jolley, Head of Marketing & BD, 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.


Leman has four dedicated departments; Real Estate, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment. They provide specialist legal advice to 3 key sectors; Technology (including FinTech & MedTech), 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. 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.

Left to Right – Andrew Nagle, Partner, Real Estate, David Pierce, Chairman, John Hogan, Managing Partner, Bláthnaid Evans, Head of Employment and Simon Deane-Johns, Senior FinTech & Brexit Consultant.

Larry Fenelon, Partner and Head of Litigation and John Hogan, Managing Partner.

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