Jane Shiels

Photograph of Jane Shiels, Secretary sitting at boardroom table
Photograph of Jane Shiels, Secretary sitting at boardroom table

Your Dedicated Legal Secretary: Expertise and Empathy in Plaintiff Litigation


Navigating the complexities of legal proceedings, especially following a personal injury, can be an overwhelming experience. It is during these challenging times that having a knowledgeable and compassionate legal professional by your side can make all the difference. I have had the privilege of serving as a Legal Secretary at HOMS Assist since 2014. With over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, I am committed to providing exceptional support and guidance to our clients.

A Wealth of Experience in Legal Domains

My extensive career in the legal sector has spanned several critical areas, including Plaintiff Litigation, Conveyancing, Family Law, and Probate. This diverse background has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of various legal processes and the ability to handle a wide range of client needs efficiently and effectively.

Collaboration with Robert Bourke

Working closely with Robert Bourke, Partner in charge of the Private Client Litigation Department, I have honed my skills in Plaintiff Litigation. Our collaborative approach ensures that our clients receive the highest level of expertise and support throughout their legal journey. Whether it’s preparing documents, liaising with clients, or managing case files, my role is pivotal in ensuring smooth and efficient case progression.

Instilling Confidence and Trust

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the opportunity to build trusting relationships with our clients. I understand that the aftermath of a personal injury is often a time of significant stress and uncertainty. My goal is to alleviate some of this burden by handling each case with the utmost care and professionalism.

Understanding Client Needs

From the moment a client walks through our doors, I strive to create an environment where they feel heard, understood, and supported. I take the time to listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and provide clear, concise information about what to expect at each stage of the legal process. This transparency helps to demystify the proceedings and empowers clients to make informed decisions.

Providing Exceptional Service

My commitment to excellence extends beyond managing the legal aspects of a case. It’s about going the extra mile to ensure that clients feel valued and respected throughout their experience with us. Here are a few ways I work to exceed client expectations:

Prompt Communication

Effective communication is key to building trust and confidence. I ensure that clients are kept informed of any developments in their case promptly. Whether it’s via phone calls, emails, or face-to-face meetings, I make sure that our clients never feel left in the dark.

Attention to Detail

In the legal world, attention to detail can make all the difference. My meticulous approach to document preparation and case management ensures that nothing is overlooked. This diligence not only helps in building a strong case but also instils confidence in our clients about the quality of service they are receiving.

Empathetic Support

Empathy is at the heart of my approach. I recognise that each client’s situation is unique and that the emotional toll of a personal injury can be significant. By providing a compassionate ear and a steady hand, I aim to ease their journey through the legal process.


Choosing the right legal support is crucial for anyone navigating the aftermath of a personal injury. With a blend of extensive experience, professional expertise, and genuine empathy, I am dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcomes. At HOMS Assist, we are not just legal professionals; we are partners in your journey towards justice and recovery.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a personal injury case, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

Other Team Members

Natalia Banaszczyk​​​​, Trainee Legal Executive specialising in personal injury litigation sitting at a boardroom table

Natalia Banaszczyk

Trainee Legal Executive

Photograph of Ita Barrett, Office Manage with HOMS Assist

Ita Barrett


Photograph of Chloe Boland Personal Injury Claims Coordinator sitting at a desk

Chloe Boland

Claims Coordinator

Photography of Robert Bourke, Partner with HOMS Assist

Robert Bourke


Photograph on Stephen Clancy, Motor Assessor

Stephen Clancy

Motor Assessor

Photograph of William Donovan, Property Law Solicitor standing on a balcony

William Donovan


Get in touch

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2-4 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 FR58


Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick, V94 K5R6


1A South Mall, Cork, T12 PV44

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