Life Isn't Black & White, Legal Recruitment Shouldn't Be Either

Founded by Kiara Daly and  Jonathan Olden, with a little help from the team in Barden (Ireland),  Barden Legal officially launches today.

Barden Legal is an entrepreneur-led specialist recruitment practice that is laser focused on building professional teams and helping legal professionals make more informed decisions about their future.

“It’s about putting people first and transactions second, which makes us unique. Barden Legal offers something different to the legal profession in terms of recruitment. We provide legal professionals with objective information helping them to think about their career thoroughly, for the long term, and to find the right fit for them.”– Kiara Daly | Partner | Barden Legal

Our team is made up of qualified solicitors and with recruitment experts in Dublin and Cork we strive every day to redefine what legal professionals should expect from recruitment. This powerful combination of legal and recruitment expertise is what makes us, Barden Legal, different.

“This is a first for the recruitment and legal sectors, to have a specialised legal recruitment firm who create the space to enable people to make the right, and informed, choices. Life isn’t black and white, legal recruitment shouldn’t be either. We in Barden Legal appreciate, know and understand the complexities involved in your career and future, and we’re here to help guide you through that journey.”– Jonathan Olden | Partner | Barden Legal

From our offices in Dublin and Cork we work on legal jobs at all levels, partnering with top legal talent and world class legal teams nationally.

If you’re a legal professional seeking opportunities or a legal leader looking to attract new talent, our experts can help. So get in touch with our team today on

About Kiara Daly

Kiara began her career working in law firms in Cork and London. She trained in a top ten Dublin firm and gained 5 year’s PQE both in private practice and in-house. Having worked in the legal sector for 10 years she then moved into legal recruitment.

Throughout the past 3 years Kiara has recruited across Ireland within the legal space. She has advised and guided legal professionals on all aspects and levels of their careers, and that of their teams, and is widely known as a subject matter expert within the legal market.

About Jonathan Olden

Jonathan started out working in the legal sector spending the first 6 years of his career with one of Cork’s largest legal firms. Having qualified as a solicitor, after a number of years he moved to the recruitment sector.

During the past 8 years he has recruited in Cork and Dublin, within the legal space. In 2017, together with Ed Heffernan and Elaine Brady, he established Barden (Ireland) which specialises in accounting and tax recruitment. Now 2018 sees the partnership with Kiara Daly, to launch Barden Legal.

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