SHARON M. SCALLY BCL LLM DIP EUR LAW – SOLICITOR AND PRINCIPAL
Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1976. She spent seven years as a partner in a leading Dublin commercial law firm before setting up in general practice under the name of Amorys in 1986. Over the years Sharon has developed a wide range of experience in not just commercial law and practice but also in the areas of conveyancing and property law with a considerable interest in commercial property development, commercial litigation and family law. She has a post-graduate diploma in European Law from University College Dublin and in 1997 she obtained a Masters Degree in Commercial and Information Technology Law also from University College Dublin. She is a member of the Family Lawyers Association and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. She is the co-author of ‘Divorce – A Practical Guide to Divorce in Ireland’. Sharon is a co-a founder member of LAW (Lawyers Associated Worldwide). This is now a global association of almost 100 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries. With access to over 400 lawyers worldwide this network has facilitated the legal requirements of clients that are expanding their operations into new markets. We are just a phone call away from responding to our clients’ needs wherever they occur. Sharon and her team have developed many close personal and professional contacts through Sharon’s active participation in LAW over the years.
Sharon is also a founder member and current chairperson and director of Sandyford BID CLG, a company established under the local Government (Business Investment District) Act, 2006. This is a NFP entity with a vision for the Sandyford Business District.
Sharon is currently the Principal of Amorys Solicitors.
DAVNET O’DRISCOLL BA DIP EMP LAW ACCREDITED MEDIATOR
Davnet qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Having spent 12 years specialising in employment law, industrial relations and commercial litigation in a large law firm in Dublin, Davnet joined Amorys in May 2015. Davnet continues to advise multi-national, UK and Irish companies from the set-up stage to providing strategic advice to established companies in relation to their structure, terms of commercial & employment contracts, NDA’s, outsourcing, managing change and corporate restructuring and reorganisation.
Davnet is also a highly experienced litigator and represents trade unions and company directors, executives, and employees in relation to employment claims. She has been involved in numerous reported cases including Orr –v- Zomax Limited , the seminal case of McKeever –v- Board of Management of Knocktemple National School and Ors  which was the first finding of religious discrimination against a board of management of a school and Moran –v- Ernst & Young Ireland  24 ELR 100, when an accountancy firm was found to have unfairly dismissed Mr. Moran.
Davnet is an accredited mediator, a member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland Accreditation Practice Committee and is a trained Collaborative and family lawyer. She is an expert in Education Law and Child Protection Law. She is a member of the Guidance & Ethics Committee of the Law Society.
In 2014 Davnet was appointed to the Working Group for the reduction of red tape for business arising from the changes brought in by the Workplace Relations Commission for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
Davnet is an active member of the European Employment Group of LAW (Lawyers Associated Worldwide) http://www.lawyersworldwide.com/ which provides information and cross-jurisdictional advice for clients. A summary of useful information for clients about European employment law will be available soon from LAW. She is the Irish representative for LINEE (Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives) http://www.lineenetwork.org/ which provides cross-jurisdictional advice to executives, globally mobile employees and expatriates in relation to their employment terms and disputes.
Davnet has a Diploma in Business Studies from the Smurfit Business School, and a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society.
She was invited to speak at the Employment Law Conference at the Irish Centre for European Law in December 2015 on the implications of the General Data Regulation for the employment relationship and the feedback was:
“The delegates appreciated the creative way which you tackled a complex legal issue”.
Davnet is published widely in the Sunday Business Post, Business and Leadership, Business & Finance, The Consultant, Health Management Institute of Ireland and The Irish Times. She is a lecturer for Legal-Island (HR training organisation), the Irish Centre for European Law, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association on regulation for Solicitors, the Chartered Institute of Accountants, Irish College of General Practitioners and PILA (Public Interest Law Alliance).
Deirdre Farrell studied law at University College Dublin and was awarded a BCL degree in 2006. She went on to study tax at the Irish Taxation Institute and qualified as an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser in December 2011. In April 2012 she was admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Law Society of Ireland and in October 2014 Deirdre was admitted to the roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.
In 2016 Deirdre obtained a Certificate in Commercial Contracts from the Law Society of Ireland and completed a two month internship studying French law and practice at the Paris Bar and with commercial law firm in Paris.
Deirdre has a keen interest in commercial law and litigation with cross-border aspects. She practices mainly in commercial litigation, commercial law, property and family law.
Deirdre is co-chair of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Young Members Committee for the year 2017/8, and a member of the Marketing, Communications & Events Committee for Sandyford BID CLG.
Deirdre is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, the French Ireland Chamber of Commerce and the Family Lawyers’ Association.
Brian obtained an LL.B degree in law from Griffith College in 2010. He qualified as a Solicitor in December 2015 and has been a practising solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland since then. Prior to joining Amorys Solicitors, Brian gained significant experience in a niche commercial firm in the property and commercial departments.
Brian has also developed an expertise in reviewing and analysing security documents and in rectifying defective securities on behalf of banks and financial institutions. Brian’s work experience since 2010 has been a distinct advantage in understanding the needs and in achieving the objectives of our clients. Since joining Amorys, Brian has primarily concentrated on the areas of Commercial Conveyancing and Litigation.
Brian is also qualified to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Wendy O’Brien joined Amorys in 2003, having worked for many years for leading solicitors and Senior Counsel. She is both office manager and qualified legal executive with particular expertise in the area of conveyancing. Wendy fulfils a very important and skilled roll at Amorys and is a key member of our staff. She is highly motivated by our mission at Amorys which is to provide a first class legal service to our clients. Wendy provides vital managerial support to the solicitor dealing with your case.
Patricia Harrington – Legal Secretary
Patricia Harrington joined Amorys in 2013, having worked for many years and as a PA in HR and corporate services in the Commissioners of Irish Lights. She provides secretarial support in Amorys and is an important link between the solicitor dealing with your case and you, the client. Our policy is to keep the client fully informed and up to date with developments and Patricia’s many years of experience is highly instrumental in achieving our goals in this regard.
Rachel Holohan – Legel Secretary
Rachel Holohan joined Amorys on a part-time basis in June 2014 having completed her studies at the Institute of Technology Tallaght and was awarded Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Social Care Practice. Rachel then took up a full time position with Amorys and has become an invaluable member of staff. She provides invaluable legal secretarial and support services to all members of the Amorys team, particularly in the area of litigation and employment law. She is also our “front of house” at reception and is always on hand to provide friendly assistance to callers and visitors.
Finalist Irish Law Awards 2014
Member of Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide
Member of the Family Lawyers Association
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