Ms Peggy Hughes > Mason Hayes & Curran LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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Pensions, Employment Law & Benefits


Peggy is an experienced pensions lawyer who has worked in-house and in private practice.

Peggy has worked with sponsoring employers, both Irish and multinational, professional pension service providers, trustees of pension schemes (both lay and professional) and individuals on a wide range of pensions-related issues. She has helped them consider/progress projects in accordance with their respective obligations, duties and rights under the relevant law, service/contractual and pension scheme documentation. She has advised on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions and has also worked with insurance companies in relation to their pension products and related documentation.

More recently Peggy has been appointed by various trustees to act as an independent expert under the terms of internal dispute resolution procedures. In these roles she has reviewed specific disputes and provided reports and commentary to facilitate resolution of the disputes and provided guidance on the future handling of disputes.

Peggy has further enhanced her professional credentials and service offering by securing a professional pension trustee qualification and undertaking corporate governance training. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.


Member, Law Society of Ireland; Council Member, Association of Pensions Lawyers in Ireland (APLI); DC Committee Member, Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF); Member, International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA); Committee Member, Connect Women in Pensions.


University of Westminster London, LLB (Hons) (1995); Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Applied Finance Law (2004).

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Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits

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Peggy HughesMason Hayes & Curran LLP

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP advises multinational clients, including employers, pension scheme trustees, and pension providers, both lay and professional services clients. Areas of expertise include pension scheme funding, restructuring exercises, pension specific data protection advice, wind-ups, liability management projects, cross-border pension schemes and insolvency issues related to this area. In addition, the group has extensive knowledge of public service pensions and aspects of TUPE regulations. The team is led by Stephen Gillick, who regularly advises on the pension aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposal. Peggy Hughes is another name to note.