Mr Niall Michel > Mason Hayes & Curran LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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Work Department

Public and Administrative Law


Niall is a litigation partner in the Public, Regulatory & Investigations team at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Amongst other things, he shares his industry-leading experience with clients in the regulatory sphere. A large part of his practice is in the areas of sectoral and professional regulation, professional discipline and judicial review. In particular, he advises clients extensively in the areas of financial services, utilities, aviation and legal services regulation, navigating complex issues, including compliance, regulation, supervision, investigation and enforcement. He advises clients in the proper conduct of investigations and inquiries. This includes guiding clients on the exercise of regulatory powers, the procedures to be followed, and the respective parties’ rights and obligations. Niall is also an expert in information-provision, access and disclosure generally, such as in regulatory and dispute-resolution contexts – including confidentiality and privilege – as well as in Freedom of Information. Niall conducts all related dispute-resolution, as well as being active in judicial review and public procurement litigation generally.


Law Society of Ireland.


University of Dublin, Trinity College (B.A. Mod. (Legal Science)); University of Cambridge (LL.M.); Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin (B.L.); Solicitor.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Public sector

Public law litigation is a significant area of expertise for the ‘reliable, practical and solution-driven‘ team at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, which is highly experienced in judicial review, statutory appeals and contentious public procurement. The team is also active in advising public bodies on their statutory powers, data protection investigations, and professional regulation and disciplinary law. Practice head Edward Gleeson has extensive experience in public inquiries, while Niall Michel focuses on financial and professional services regulation. Catherine Allen has expertise in judicial review and fitness to practise inquiries; Lisa Joyce is noted for her strength in information law; and senior associate Laura Rattigan specialises in judicial review.