Founder & CEO
Danielle is a lawyer, called to the Bar of Ireland in 2020. Her primary degree is a BA International from University College Dublin. Upon successful election, Danielle served as Education Officer for UCD Student Union – representing the views of 33,000 students on a local, national and international level. Following this, Danielle successfully completed a Masters of Common Law at UCD Sutherland School of Law.
Danielle has five years of professional experience working in public interest and human rights law. Furthermore, She has five years of professional experience leading fundraising and communications for a busy not-for-profit. Danielle currently serves as a Director for Youth Advocate Programme, Ireland. Danielle is super passionate about sustainability, particularly the economic and social pillars.
Through Legal Diaries Instagram account Danielle discovered that there were a huge number of amazing small Irish businesses, designers, creatives, and fellow entrepreneurs who had fantastic business models but had no access to the legal ins and outs that are imperative to running a fully legitimate and successful business. This teamed with her passion for sustainability is what inspired her to share what she has learned with small businesses, entrepreneurs, creatives, and SMEs across Ireland. We started Legal Diaries as a way to make all the boring, scary, overwhelming legal and communications stuff both affordable and successful for Irish businesses. We are your one-stop-shop for everything you need for your business!
Co-Founder & COO
Aisling qualified as a Barrister in September 2020. Aisling started out as a wannabe architect, her undergrad being in architecture, however, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the trainee work Aisling needed was not available. At that time, Aisling realized that architecture wasn’t for her and spent a year converting to law. Following this, she completed an LLM in Corporate Governance in 2013. The aftermath of the financial crisis had a profound influence on her studies. The basic fact that poorly run companies were able to have such a huge effect on the global economy and devastate a generation had Aisling on her soapbox.
Aisling is a qualified company secretary, working in corporate governance for over 7 years, primarily with aircraft leasing and securitization companies.
Aisling loves the vibrancy and attitude of small companies and brave entrepreneurs. Aisling is truly passionate about bringing the highest standards of legal governance services to SMEs in a useful and common-sense way. Legal diaries aim to be the forum to do this, we would be only delighted to help you.
After completing my undergraduate degree in BA (Hons) English Literature, I decided to embark on my legal journey studying the LLM Law and Legal Practice at BPP University. I aspire to train as a Barrister working at the Criminal and Family Bar.
Working as the Virtual Assistant for Legal Diaries has been such a wonderful learning experience thus far and I am so excited to see Legal Diaries go from strength-to-strength as the Consultancy Business and Stationary Line grows.
Nicole Harney is an accountant with 13 years’ experience working in a range of companies across the country. Nicole has spoken with many small business owners and understands the fear that many feel when it comes to getting on top of their financials and how it ends up being rushed to meet deadlines. She wants her clients to feel relieved when she takes over their financials. She is approachable and her clients know that she is here to help at any stage not just for tax compliance.
She is passionate about supporting small businesses, adding value and aiding better decision making. She also takes out all the technical jargon and talk to you in a way that helps you understand your financials. When not running her own business, she is running around after her 2 young kids and juggling life as a busy mum.
I have been self taught from a young age and decided to go back to college in 2009 as a mature student. I studied for 4 years and eventually found myself with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.
I left college and didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do. I have had many jobs since but none of them really made me happy. I was developing websites on the side but was always too afraid to start doing it full time. At the beginning of last year I decided to take the leap and become self employed. It has been many days and nights of hard work but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Web design is my passion and it makes me happy. The old saying “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life” really does ring true for me! Visit https://designmywebsite.ie