Newly founded ODS Solicitors has identified renewable energy and property as key areas for potential new business growth.
“We see renewable energy as a significant growth area for the practice,” said Helene O’Donovan, co-founder of ODS and an active member of the renewable cluster group Energy Cork.
“This is a legal arena I’m particularly passionate about. Renewable energy is continuing to grow and demands a great level of legal counsel in relation to regulations, planning, financing, consents and the construction phase,” she said.
“We are also seeing ongoing growth in the private property market. Despite the pandemic, we have seen a significant uplift in the number of new purchases and sales. There is a mood of growing positivity and buoyancy in the property market and we anticipate significant movement and activity in the months ahead.”
Annette Sheehan and Helene O’Donovan have launched ODS Solicitors at Crosses Green, a short distance from Cork Circuit Court. Having previously worked with Fitzgerald Solicitors in Cork, their expertise covers a range of services from litigation, family law, property, commercial, wills and probate.
Annette Sheehan, from Mitchelstown, is a specialist in family law fields including divorce, separation, access, guardianship, adoption and co-habitation proceedings.
Helene O’Donovan, from Glanmire, has over 20 years of

legal experience. As well as renewable energy, her expertise in corporate law includes advising large multinational companies on land and conveyancing matters of all scales. Her broad portfolio spans private client and corporate client practice.

Annette Sheehan said: “It had always been our goal to open our own firm. We decided to take the opportunity when it arose despite the current pandemic and we are delighted with how our business has grown since we opened.
“We have adapted with flexibility to the evolving needs of our clients by offering remote and out-of-hours consultations. Our ethos is to deliver a common-sense approach to decision-making and problem-solving – being flexible to our clients’ needs and availability is part of that promise.”
Annette, who was awarded Munster Family Law Solicitor of the Year, currently sits on the Law Society family law committee. She is also a regular contributor to the media and provides training to various organisations.

  • PHOTO: Annette Sheehan and Helene O’Donovan,  ODS Solicitors in Cork.