Hayley Cloherty

Senior Legal Project Manager

As Senior Legal Project Manager, Hayley supervises the daily management of the legal projects on which she works.

Her responsibilities include project planning, establishing project governance and reporting cycles, coordinating delivery from legal teams and other advisors, tracking workstream progress against plans and identifying/managing delivery risks. In addition, Hayley ensures effective regular communication and coordination between the firm, the client and any additional advisors, enabling an efficient and collaborate approach to the matter. Hayley can also manage the financial aspects of the matter, providing visibility and transparency on fees to ensure there are no surprises.

Previously, Hayley was a Senior Associate in the firm's Middle East Real Estate team and worked on domestic and international real estate deals for predominantly UAE and Saudi Arabian clients (2018-2023). Hayley has experience running transactions on behalf of corporate clients, high net worth individuals, lenders, borrowers and sovereign wealth funds in various UK, UAE and international real estate transactions. Hayley’s experience includes advising on acquisitions and disposals (both asset and share transactions), investment and development transactions, real estate financings, landlord and tenant lease negotiations and general asset management, in both commercial and residential contexts.

Hayley also spent a year (2019-2020) on secondment as in-house Legal Counsel for one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, located in the UAE. Working in-house has provided Hayley with a clear insight into the everyday issues and challenges faced by in-house lawyers and how project management services can help ensure the delivery of legal services on time and on budget.

Really excellent project management team that helps to keep complex legal projects on track
Legal 500 EMEA 2024



Admitted as a Solicitior in England and Wales, 2015

Legal Practice Course, BPP University Holborn London, United Kingdom, 2013


LLB, Law King's College London, 2009 - 2012
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A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.