Dr. Aoife Shields



Commercial Property, Landlord and Tenant, Construction and Environmental Law


Aoife works in the area of commercial property, landlord and tenant, construction and environmental law. Prior to joining Shields Sadleir LLP in 2016, she trained and worked for a large commercial law firm in Cork City. First in the Property Department mainly in the areas of environmental, construction, public procurement and landlord and tenant. She has advised on the purchase of a number of pharmaceutical plants, the development of environmental and energy infrastructural projects, and contaminated land liability issues. Aoife has been involved in the defence of a number of prosecutions by local authorities and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has also advised Insurance companies in respect of the defence of professional negligence claims and personal injury claims. In 2014, she moved into the area of professional support lawyer and was actively involved in setting up the professional support department and in managing firm wide knowledge base.

Aoife’s experience also includes working on various European Commission projects on compliance matters in the area of environmental law, public procurement and energy infrastructural projects.

She has lectured extensively on construction, public procurement and health and safety law at the Faculty of Engineering, University College Cork.

Clients say: “She is diligent, and detailed when guidance is sought. Her advice is always to the point.”  – Chambers Europe


Trinity College Dublin (LLB),

University College London (LLM),

University College Cork (Ph.D.)




Law Society of Ireland