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Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitors handled a number of restructuring mandates for borrowers and lenders and was also highly active in the real estate finance space. Key figures include practice head Michael Hanley, who is ‘knowledgeable on complex debt structures’ and newly promoted associate John Glynn, who is ‘proactive on development finance deals’.

Next generation lawyers

John Glynn - Hayes Solicitors

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Hayes Solicitors

At Hayes Solicitors, ‘clear and precise’ managing partner David Phelan handles a mix of transactional and corporate advisory work for a broad range of clients including Unilever and Primark. Joseph O’Malley, who ‘grasps complex issues quickly’, advised Newsaccess on its sale to Mediawatch. The practice is now led by Ken Casey who joined from William Fry.

Leading individuals

Ken Casey - Hayes Solicitors

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

At ‘leading medical malpractice firmHayes Solicitors, the ‘widely respectedMary Hough defends a high volume of personal injury claims for the Medical Protection Society and the State Claims Agency. Joseph O’Malley leads on commercial disputes and ‘deals with contentious issues in a proactive and lateral way’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitors’ ‘very responsive’ practice expanded with the hire of consultant Gill Woods from Arthur Cox. Other key figures are practice head Breda O’Malley, who ‘provides high-value guidance’ to the likes of Primark and DHL, and Anne Lyne, whose recent caseload included redundancy and industrial relations matters.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitors has ‘one of the best healthcare practices in the country’, with the team able to ‘manage complex litigation in a systematic and methodical way’. Ciarán O’Rorke represented the State Claims Agency in a precedent-setting decision on legal costs following a catastrophic birth injuries claim. The Medical Protection Society is another key client. Practice head Mary Hough is ‘outstanding’ and Caroline Crowley is ‘highly skilled’.

Leading individuals

Mary Hough - Hayes Solicitors

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitors was kept busy handling contentious receiverships and lender enforcement, including representing various banks, private equity funds and receivers in litigation. Alan O’Sullivan joined Maples and Calder in 2018.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitors’ ‘excellent general liability’ team is prominent in the healthcare sector, where it defended a high volume of claims for the State Claims Agency. ‘Leading practitionerMary Hough heads the team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

At Hayes Solicitors, David Phelan regularly provides copyright advice to the likes of The Irish Times and NewsBrands Ireland. The team was also active in the trade mark space, with Laura Fannin, who provides ‘measured and useful advice’, advising on a trade mark infringement in the advertising sector.

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Media and advertising
Media and advertising - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitors is highly active for key client The Irish Times, with managing partner David Phelan and Joseph O’Malleyformidable opponents in contentious matters’. Other clients include NK Management and Penguin Books.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Hayes Solicitors

Hayes Solicitorsdiligent and experienced’ practice was enhanced by the hire of Rachel Niall from Arthur Cox. Practice head Jackie Buckley advises Primark on its property portfolio. Rachel Rodgers is now with Walkers.

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