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Social housing expert Thomas O’Malley joins Philip Lee
Last remaining blocks of social housing flats in O'Devaney Gardens in Dublin 7, demolished in 2016 Pic: RollingNews.ie

28 Feb 2020 / business Print

Social housing expert O’Malley joins Philip Lee

Law firm of the year  Philip Lee has appointed Thomas O’Malley as a partner in the Dublin firm’s real estate department.

O'Malley previously served as real estate partner at McDowell Purcell, now part of European law firm Fieldfisher, and more recently as managing partner at Tully Rinckey’s Dublin office.


Thomas O’Malley is a specialist in commercial real estate with a focus on social housing and property development.

He acts for investment funds, property developers, housing and government bodies on large-scale, mixed retail, commercial, and residential projects, as well as advising on the property elements of renewable energy projects.

Thomas O’Malley holds an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified CEDR mediator.

Expanding base

John O’Donoghue, partner and head of real estate, said: “With a continually expanding client base, we’re very pleased to welcome Thomas to the team.

“His expertise and skills add an important extra dimension to the range of services that we provide to clients.

“For instance, he is very active in the social housing sector and has pioneered the acceptance of title certification as a means to accelerate the delivery of leased social housing stock.”

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