About Imelda

Imelda is a partner and Chair of Beauchamps. Imelda’s practice areas straddle corporate governance, commercial real estate and franchising. In relation to corporate governance, Imelda advises a range of public bodies and public and private companies on all aspects of governance, such as compliance and conflict management. Imelda's commercial property expertise focuses on investment and development work, landlord and tenant office and retail, and she has a particular expertise in franchising. She is consistently named, by peers and clients, as an expert in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers and regularly writes and speaks on the topic.

Imelda advises public bodies and private entities across a broad range of sectors including: Financial Services, FDI,  Local Government, Education, Health, Ports, Housing and Real Estate, Charities and Not for Profit.

From 2001 to 2008 Imelda served as Beauchamps’ Managing Partner. She has been Chair of the Partnership since 2011. Imelda was a Council Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2014 and was President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce for 2011. She holds Board positions with a range of State bodies, regulatory bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

Recent experience

  • Institutional funds managers in sales, acquisitions, lettings, and management of a range of office, industrial and retail developments
  • A number of educational institutions on a range of governance issues
  • A number of public bodies on Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies and Government Circulars, drafting codes of practice, terms of references and reporting requirements
  • A number of indigenous Irish businesses on franchising their business both nationally and internationally  
Imelda Reynolds is very approachable and responsive, and advises across a broad range of legal areas in an effective manner.
Legal 500 2022
Imelda Reynolds is very experienced and knowledgeable. She has made it her business to understand our business. She is a valued trusted adviser.
Legal 500 2022
Imelda Reynolds provides high-quality work and also has a wider skill in compliance.
Legal 500 2022
Imelda Reynolds is a standout partner
Legal 500 2022
She is able to deal with issues as they arise and is very attentive to client needs.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022
She can predict problems before they happen and caters for every eventuality.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022
Imelda Reynolds is a real expert in her field- she has become a most trusted advisor to the organisation and her advice is highly valued. She is very knowledgeable, commercially aware and client focussed.
Legal 500 2021
Imelda Reynolds’ accessibility and response times are first rate.
Legal 500 2021
Very responsive and engaged. Has an understanding of our business, which isn’t often the case with competitors, and knows how to respond to meet our expectations, in a practical, commercially minded manner.
Legal 500 2021
Imelda Reynolds is approachable, knowledgeable and client-focused.
Legal 500 2021
Her wealth of experience in commercial property shines through.
Chambers & Partners 2021
She is knowledgeable and attentive,
Chambers & Partners 2021
Practical in her approach to legal problems,
Chambers & Partners 2021
Imelda Reynolds is very responsive, efficient and provides effective, solution-oriented advice.
Legal 500 2020
She is very knowledgeable, pragmatic and commercially aware.
Chambers & Partners 2020
From the very first meeting she is able to put everyone at ease.
Chambers & Partners 2018
Very calm and commercially minded
Chambers & Partners 2018
Very approachable, efficient and a good problem solver.
Chambers Europe 2017
Remains active across the commercial real estate department, with extensive experience of property, franchising and planning-related matters.
Chambers & Partners 2016
A long-standing practitioner who is very well respected.
Chambers & Partners 2015
She is pragmatic, insightful, great at asking relevant questions and excellent in dealing with franchise law.
Chambers & Partners 2014