Shane advises on all real estate, land right and consenting aspects of energy, waste and infrastructure projects and transactions. He joins from Osborne Clarke.
Shane will lead the real estate aspects of the UK's energy team group, working closely with other international energy specialists within the global Energy Sector, including Partner Darren Walsh.
Shane is the fourth senior hire made by DWF's Real Estate team since the start of May. Partner Andrew Batterton (Planning) and Director Naithan McBride (Construction) joined in Leeds, while investment Partner Pierre-Nicolas Sanzey was recently appointed in Paris.
Toby Askin, Global Head of Real Estate, said: "Shane is a genuine real estate, land rights and consenting specialist, with a respected track record for his expertise in the Energy Sector, particularly in renewable energy. His arrival will further develop our offering to clients in the Real Estate and Energy Sectors and we are delighted to welcome him aboard."
Shane Toal said: "I am delighted to join the global Real Estate group. DWF has a very strong sense of direction with respect to the evolution of the energy and infrastructure sector and it's offering, underpinned by a strong UK and international team. This makes for a very compelling, vibrant and dynamic offering."