Firm Profile > Hayes Solicitors LLP > Dublin, Ireland

Hayes Solicitors LLP
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Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Hayes Solicitors LLP stands out for its 'vast, in-depth knowledge' in the healthcare sector, and specialises in handling medical negligence litigation for indemnity bodies and state agencies at all levels of the courts in Ireland. The team also has growing expertise in product liability litigation and regulatory matters, and advises a range of hospitals and other healthcare organisations on commercial, corporate governance and data protection issues in the sector. Practice head Mary Hough and Caroline Crowley, who have particular expertise in catastrophic injury cases, head of regulatory Kevin Dunne and Stephen McGuinness are among the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Mary Hough

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Crowley; Louise O’Rourke; Kevin Dunne; Stephen McGuinness; Martha Wilson; Katy Meade; Conor Morgan; Mark McCabe; Lyn McCarthy


‘High-quality legal firm with a fully professional service. In all my dealings with Hayes Solicitors I have found them to be competent, efficient, personable and very discreet.’

‘I have dealt with many solicitors at Hayes, from trainees to senior partners. I have never been disappointed: professional, good knowledge of the subject matter, personable, efficient, accommodating and effective. Standout partners include Katy Meade, Louise O’Rourke, Caroline Crowley, Mary Hough, Martha Wilson and Stephen McGuinness.’

‘Hayes Solicitors’ healthcare and life sciences team are extremely professional in their approach, possess extensive experience, have vast, in-depth knowledge, and approach each case thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned. They are a top-tier firm in the industry.’

‘Caroline Crowley has a vast amount of experience and is extremely capable – a leader in the industry.’

‘Katy Meade and Louise O’Rourke are excellent.’

‘Very strong partners, very keenly aware of clients’ needs, forensic on detail and good at strategy. Very focused towards achieving the end results and know cases inside out.’

Key clients

State Claims Agency

Medical Protection Society

Dental Protection Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Hayes Solicitors LLP stands out for its strong healthcare litigation practice, representing clients in catastrophic injury and medical negligence claims, and has longstanding relationships with the Medical Protection Society and the State Claims Agency. Joe O’Malley is especially active in alternative dispute resolution across a wide variety of commercial disputes and Mary Hough handles healthcare work alongside Caroline Crowley.

Practice head(s):

Joe O’Malley; Mary Hough

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Crowley; Matthew Austin; David Phelan; Robbie Slattery


‘Very collaborative approach and worked highly effectively with other teams.’

‘Very responsive, thorough and always extremely well-prepared and professional. Gives 100% attention.’

‘This practice has a unique ethos, in my view, in terms of the service it provides. It has a very experienced team and the junior members of the team have support at all times. Cases are always very well prepared, organisation is key and nothing is left to chance. There are very adroit lawyers on the team who work very well with counsel. The client gets a very well rounded service. The team has a strong ethical sense and approaches litigation in that context but also with a practical approach.’

‘David Phelan always shows great wisdom, I have come to hugely value his judgement. David has great grasp of the legal detail, and also can stand back and invariably brings excellent overall perspective to a situation.’

‘High quality legal firm with a fully professional service. In all my dealings with Hayes Solicitors I have found them to be competent, efficient, personable and very discreet. ’

‘I have dealt with many solicitors at the Hayes firm, from trainees to senior partners. I have never been disappointed: professional, good knowledge of subject matter, personable, efficient, accommodating and effective. Specific stand-out partners that I have had many dealings with include Katy Meade, Louise O’Rourke, Caroline Crowley, Mary Hough, Martha Wilson, and Stephen McGuinness.

‘Hayes Solicitors’ dispute resolution team are extremely professional in their approach, possess extensive experience, have vast in-depth knowledge, and approach each case thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned.’

‘Caroline Crowley has a vast amount of experience and extremely capable, a leader in the industry. Louise O’Rourke is also an excellent and professional solicitor.

Key clients

Medical Protection Society (Healthcare)

Dental Protection (Healthcare)

State Claims Agency (Healthcare & EL/PL)

Bank of Ireland

Hickey’s Pharmacy Group


OHM Group


Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI)

The Irish Times


Veterinary Defence Society

Goldman Sachs



Willis Towers Watson

Tony Kilduff

Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants

Clare Civil Engineering

Kirby Healy Chartered Accountants

Employment Tier 2

Hayes Solicitors LLP handles a wide range of employment matters for clients in sectors such as healthcare, retail and transport. It is highly active in cases before the Workplace Relations Commission, High Court and European Court of Justice, as well as providing assistance on non-contentious matters, such as employee transfers. Team head Breda O’Malley works with Anne Lyne, who specialises in advising educational institutions. Gill Woods left the firm in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Breda O’Malley

Other key lawyers:

Anne Lyne


‘Breda O’Malley is very practical. You can tell that she has synthesised the personal issue, the legal analysis and strategy to provide advice that you can action. She sees the relationship, rather than seeing the person in a transactional manner. Other employment lawyers I know are fixated with the deal or their win. For this reason, I have recommended Breda to other colleagues.’

‘Accessibility to the partners for excellent and timely advice provided in a practical manner. Expert knowledge provided without fuss and focussed on what you ask. ’

‘Breda O’Malley and her employment law team are a positive group to work with. Breda provides her knowledge and expertise with balance and confidence, which is reassuring, and where a clear rationale is provided with approaches and solutions to challenging issues. Business-like and friendly.’

‘Hayes respond fast, their responses are to the point, and their advice is practical. Having used Hayes for the last seven years I completely trust any advice they give, they understand our business and the balance needed to run a business while working within the law.’

‘Breda O’Malley is just fantastic, I have over 25 years of HR experience and have dealt with many employment legal professionals in that time and Breda is by far the best. Her advice is practical, she understands issues quickly, has an amazing memory for historical events and is highly experienced.’

‘Hayes is an efficient, responsive and supportive practice providing clear and concise advice across a range of HR issues and employment matters. I always receive coherent guidance and advice, which is effective and solution focused. The team is very knowledgeable and was very succinct and incisive in providing advice on our business response to Covid, including managing layoffs, short term, holidays etc. Hayes is our practice of choice.

‘I work closely with Breda O’Malley on HR and employment matters. She provides expert advice and guidance on all aspects of the employment relationship from pre-employment matters to termination. She swiftly analyses the issue and her assessment of the steps to take are clearly defined and unambiguous. She is direct and her advice is always excellent!’

‘Breda O’Malley leads the team, and is a role model for accessibility, rigour, practicality – and also compassion and empathy for professionals, in a range of different situations, needing employment law advice. She, Anne Lyne, Mary Kelliher and all the team tune in to the human, as well as the legal and risk, dimensions of a situation. They are commercially and client sensitive and they will always seek an early resolution of an escalating situation, for the benefit of all involved. ’

Key clients

Balfour Beatty Rail / Balfour Beatty CLG



TK Maxx



CPM Omnicom International Group

Capita Consumer Business Solutions –


College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Boys & Girls



Economic and Social Research Institute (ERSI)

Frontline Performance Group

Gaeltec Utilities

Greyhound Recycling


Irish Cancer Society

Irish College of General Practitioners

Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO)

Leopardstown Park Hospital


Macquarie Air Finance

Major pharmaceuticals company

Novo Nordisk

Primark (subsidiary of Associated British Foods)

Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI)

Sandvik Mining & Construction Logistics Plc


Talbot Health Group


Tolmar International Limited

William Grant

YMCA Dublin

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Hayes Solicitors LLP' broad media and entertainment practice handles matters including assistance with advertising and marketing, the negotiation of contracts for entertainment talent, and image rights. The team is also well-known for the services it provides to The Irish Times, including handling pre-publication work, representing the client in court proceedings related to defamation claims, and complaints to the Press Council of Ireland. David Phelan heads the practice and Joseph O’Malley is a key name for contentious work.

Practice head(s):

David Phelan

Other key lawyers:

Joseph O’Malley


‘The depth of expertise of the team is what makes them stand out in the media arena together with a very commercial and collaborative approach.’

‘David Phelan is a stand out. He is commercial and easy to work with while having a breadth of legal knowledge. He is able to get transactions over the line.’

‘Attention to detail, thoroughness on the law, integrity, promptness of service.’

‘David Phelan and Joe O’Malley both demonstrate legal competence, breadth of knowledge, speed of advice, and attention to detail.’

Key clients

The Irish Times



United Biscuits


Association of Promotional Marketing Consultants (AMPC)

Noel Kelly Management


Institute of Promotional Marketing in the UK


NewsBrands Ireland

Integrated Marketing Communications Council of Europe


Lewis Silken LLP



Public sector Tier 2

Public law litigation is a key area of expertise for Hayes Solicitors LLP' 'utterly client-centred and responsive' team, which acts for public bodies in a range of medical negligence, product liability and public liability claims, investigations and judicial review proceedings. The team is also noted for its experience in professional regulatory and disciplinary matters, representing regulatory bodies and practitioners in fitness to practise inquiries. The practice is led by experienced litigator Joe O’Malley, Mary Hough, who brings extensive expertise in healthcare matters, and Jackie Buckley, who regularly advises state agencies on property transactions.

Practice head(s):

Joe O’Malley; Mary Hough; Jackie Buckley; Breda O’Malley

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Crowley; Louise O’Rourke; Matthew Austin; Jeremy Erwin


‘This practice is large and competitive, yet when dealing with the firm you feel that it is intimate, bespoke and individualised. This is how it differs from other large competitive Dublin firms that I have engaged with. I have experienced it as utterly client centred and responsive. Also, my experience is that when you engage a partner, you get a partner – the work is not passed on to far more junior people once engaged.’

‘I would like to mention a standout partner: Joe O’Malley. His knowledge of his area of expertise is second to none. Joe listens to issues with intent, and allows clients and colleagues to participate fully and to feel they have been heard. Joe is exceptionally skilled in drawing together diverse views and difficult issues and charting a cogent way forward that is informed by the client’s needs and the law. Joe is an excellent draftsman who can make complex issues accessible to clients. While reasonable and mild mannered, he does not shy from being firm and forthright where circumstances require.’

‘Very comprehensive in the analysis of information and legal advice with a strong attention to detail.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable and client focused.’

‘Jackie Buckley is exceptional. She is extremely knowledgeable, through and efficient.’

Key clients

State Claims Agency

Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI)

Banking and finance Tier 3

Hayes Solicitors LLP' 'thorough, detailed and communicative' team has particular strengths in real estate finance and acquisition finance transactions, where it acts for corporates, developers, direct lenders and major domestic banks. The team also advises on development finance, refinancings and investment finance. Also notable is that it has been active in the healthcare and social housing sectors. Practice head Michael Hanley has experience of a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Michael Hanley

Other key lawyers:

Tim Waghorn; Catherine Jane O’Rourke


‘Mick Hanley is clear in his advice and strong in his representation of the client’s interests whilst also ensuring he is available with a view to progressing transactions.’

‘The team led by Michael Hanley are very commercial in their thought process. They are excellent at managing timelines and most importantly delivering an excellent service on time and on budget.’

‘Hayes have a very good reputation and their banking and finance team provides a really excellent service that we can count on.’

‘Catherine Jane O’Rourke is absolutely fantastic and we find her highly professional and capable in all our dealings with her. She has been consistently excellent and always goes above and beyond expectations in her work.’

‘Hayes provides a senior lawyer-led service with excellent availability, providing expert advice in a succinct, commercially prudent manner.’

‘Michael Hanley listens to our needs and applies a pragmatic and business-focused approach in the delivery of expert legal advice.’

Key clients

Bank of Ireland (GovCo)

Allied Irish Banks plc

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Investec Bank plc

Global Fashion Group

International Investment & Underwriting Unlimited Company

Platinum Gyms Limited


Hudson Advisors (Lone Star)

Pepper Asset Servicing

Castlehaven Property Finance DAC

Timbercreek Ireland Private Debt DAC

NIBC Bank N.V.

Capita Asset Services (Ireland) Limited

St Joseph’s Irish Airports & Aviation Credit Union

Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank

Bank of Ireland Commercial Finance

Santiago Capital DAC

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hayes Solicitors LLP' 'very reachable and hands-on' team has taken on a growing volume of transactional work; recent mandates included M&A and private equity investments in the financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and technology sectors. The 'highly recommended' Ken Casey leads the corporate team, while managing partner David Phelan heads up the commercial practice, which is particularly strong in the media and sports sectors.

Practice head(s):

David Phelan; Ken Casey

Other key lawyers:

Laura Fannin; Sabrina Burke


‘A one-stop shop for foreign companies with a presence in Ireland. Very reachable and hands-on approach.’

‘Ken Casey is highly recommended.’

‘They understand our business. They will go that extra mile to ensure they deliver what we require. They respond quickly, sometimes at very short notice, and follow up afterwards.’

‘Throughout my dealings with Hayes, I have found that the timeliness of responses and the information provided has been to a high standard at all levels.’

‘Ken Casey and his team were very helpful. Sabrina Burke was especially attentive and supportive to the process. Ken deserves many accolades for his support in negotiations, keeping the project focused, tempering emotions and managing expectations throughout the process.’

Key clients


NCPS | Nationwide Controlled Parking Systems Ireland

Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company



The Irish Fairy Door Company

International Society for Quality in Healthcare (“ISQua”)


The Irish Times

Premier Parking


DHL Global Forwarding (Ireland), DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain

Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Bank of Ireland

Society of the Irish Motor Industry


St Joseph’s Irish Airports and Aviation Credit Union

TJX Europe


Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI)

Nursing Homes Ireland



Positive Care

Data Fusion


Vision Consulting

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Hayes Solicitors LLP advises clients from the healthcare, financial services, and consumer goods sectors on data protection matters. In addition to providing day-to-day advice, the team assists with the data protection aspects of transactions and new product launches as well as data breaches. Laura Fannin heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Laura Fannin


‘Very professional in their advice to clients. This firm is always very helpful.’

‘Expert knowledge of solicitors in safeguarding and data protection.’

‘The team takes a practical approach to matters and have a wide range in the legal areas provided. This allows you to have a “one-stop shop” for your requirements.’

‘A straightforward approach to addressing queries and providing clear answers understanding the the differences that exist in our industry and applying advice practically.’

‘Laura Fanning always provides a very professional service and is at all times extremely helpful.’

‘The individuals I have dealt with have been very personable and have looked to address the issues in a way that ensures you can do your business.’

‘Laura Fannin and Matthew Austin developed a comprehensive understanding of our industry in order to better advise for our particular issues. Their knowledge is exceptional and it is delivered in a clear and understandable manner.’

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 3

Hayes Solicitors LLP is known for its work for creditors in enforcement proceedings against distressed borrowers, and also acts for insolvency practitioners from the Big Four accountancy firms in contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Joe O’Malley is 'an excellent lawyer', and one insolvency practitioner praised the team as 'superb when it comes to complex and contentious insolvencies'. Litigator Jeremy Erwin 'provides a very high level of service'.

Practice head(s):

Joe O’Malley

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Erwin


‘The team at Hayes are superb when it comes to complex and contentious insolvencies. They have great depth in the team. They have that elusive quality that all clients want in their lawyers – they win cases.’

‘Joe O’Malley is an excellent lawyer. He knows litigation and the court system backwards. He has a great ability to assess the merits of a case and to predict how it will play out. He is really good on strategy. Michael Kelly is a top lawyer. His drafting and paperwork is first rate and his input on strategy is very valuable.’

‘I find Hayes very good for dealing with more senior people in their firm, eg I end up speaking with a partner a lot more than I would with other firms when I might be dealing with more junior members of the team. I believe this speeds up the strategy/solution as the strategy can be debated quickly and a decision can be made on the call as opposed to delays in seeking approval from the partner who isn’t on the call. I also find them very responsive when compared to some of their competitors.’

‘I work a lot with Jeremy Erwin. I firmly believe Jeremy provides a very high level of service and is extremely knowledgeable in our service area. I find Jeremy very practical whereby he offers solutions to the problems instead of just offering problems like some of the other firms in this area.’

‘A very hands on responsive and knowledgeable team.’

‘Jeremy Erwin is responsive and proactive, with a good balance of technical legal knowledge paired with sound commercial advice.’

‘Joe O’Malley is a first class litigation solicitor.’

Key clients


Baker Tilly Ireland

Bank of Ireland

CarVal Investors


Close Brothers Finance Limited


Duff & Phelps

Everyday Finance DAC

Goldman Sachs

Grant Thornton


Mars Capital



Pepper Asset Servicing

Smith & Williamson


Kirby Healy Chartered Accountants

Insurance Tier 3

The defence of medical negligence claims is a core area of expertise for the 'talented' team at Hayes Solicitors LLP, which is particularly noted for its experience in cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury claims, as well as healthcare-related product liability litigation. Clients include government agencies and indemnity providers. Head of litigation Joe O’Malley and head of healthcare Mary Hough jointly lead the sizeable team.

Practice head(s):

Joe O’Malley; Mary Hough

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Crowley; Louise O’Rourke; Stephen McGuinness; Katy Meade; Martha Wilson; Rebecca Conlon; Robbie Slattery


‘The practice has a very deep understanding of the legal issues in the cases I deal with them on. They are very well organised and very good at sticking to deadlines and giving sufficient notice to me so I can do the same.’

‘Caroline Crowley, Louise O’Rourke and Mary Hough stand out. They have a very deep understanding of the legal issues, which they can converse in without sounding too technical, and are very well organised.’

‘The team at Hayes are recognised for their excellence. Working with them they are always available for advice. Caroline Crowley is always a pleasure to work with and has a wonderful manner. I have found all partners and associates most helpful.’

‘The team at Hayes are extremely talented, on top of their work, diligent and hardworking. They make sure they have read around the issues as well as the papers in the case. They have a depth of experience and ensure that all work is constantly monitored by the partner dealing with the file.’

‘One of its strengths is the quality of the partners. Caroline Crowley is an exceptional solicitor. Louise O’Rourke and Mary Hough have immense experience. Stephen McGuinness is an extremely methodical solicitor. Other excellent solicitors include Rebecca Conlon, Robbie Slattery and Joe O’Malley, who is dynamic and progressive.’

‘Hayes have a very large practice in the insured claims, in particular in the health sector. Indeed, they are the pre-eminent firm in the market in that sector. They have a great deal of insight, built up over many years, into the facts of these cases, but also into the manner in which to run them, including the expert witnesses to retain. They are an invaluable resource for those with claims in this field.’

‘Joe O’Malley is involved in high-value insurance cases in the market for insured health claims. He works hard and understands the entirety of the case, and then brings calm good sense and tactical insight into the best way to progress it. Katy Meade is clever and resourceful, with a great ability to get to the bottom of the problem quickly and come up with a solution.’

‘Communication between team members is excellent. Louise O’Rourke, Mary Hough, Martha Wilson and Robbie Slattery stand out – the quality of their work is remarkable.’

Key clients

State Claims Agency

Medical Protection Society

Dental Protection Limited

Veterinary Defence Society


The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland



Royal Institute of the Architects in Ireland (RIAI)

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation

Duff & Phelps

Baker Tilly Hughes Blake

Intellectual property Tier 3

Advertising agencies, retailers, and media organisations are among the clients that Hayes Solicitors LLP advises on intellectual property matters. The practice is particularly active in handling the IP aspects of corporate and commercial transactions. David Phelan leads the team.

Practice head(s):

David Phelan

Other key lawyers:

Joe O’Malley; Laura Fannin; Jeremy Erwin

Key clients

Boys & Girls

Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland

Irish National Teachers Organisation

ISQua – International Accreditation Body

Newsbrands Ireland Limited

Newspaper Licensing Ireland Limited

NK Management





Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI)

TBWA Dublin

The Association of Promotional Marketing Consultants in Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Fairy Door Company

The Irish Times

TK Maxx


United Biscuits


Real estate Tier 3

Hayes Solicitors LLP advises on real estate matters for clients in the retail, logistics and telecoms sectors. In addition to acting for buyers and tenants, the team also acts for developers in transactions and financings of real estate developments. The practice is led by Jackie Buckley, who has broad experience in this area and also advises on the real estate aspects of transactions. Áine Coghill is another key contact in the team, noted for her work on real estate transactions and financing.

Practice head(s):

Jackie Buckley

Other key lawyers:

Áine Coghill; Philip Corcoran


‘Hayes Solicitors was recommended to my company due to their excellent reputation in relation to property law matters. Among their strengths was the ability of the Partner to get to grips immediately with our underlying legal issue, in a very thorough manner. ’

‘Hayes Solicitors were very much client focused. We received our legal opinion and advice letters within the agreed time period. Access to the Partner was excellent, Jackie Buckley was only a phone call away if needed. We would recommend the services of Hayes Solicitors and in particular, Jackie Buckley, without hesitation.’

‘Jackie Buckley is exceptional – she is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, calm and client focused. I would describe her a real expert in her field and she became a trusted advisor to our organisation. ’

‘Keen and interested. High levels of personal attention.’

‘Polite, calm and patient. Áine Coghill explains matters clearly and I am never patronised.’

‘Full grasp of the initial brief. Regular communication and updates on specific cases without prompting.’

‘Make an effort to explain complex legal issues in plain and simple language. Phillip Corcoran is my main point of contact and he is very easy to deal with and responsive.’

‘I have worked with Philip Corcoran on a number of matters and find him very approachable, no matter how big or small the matter is. Phil will always hold a call to discuss and understand the matter prior to giving advices, which I like. He is always very responsive and is practical in his solution approach. ’

Key clients


DHL Express (Ireland) Limited


Eircom Limited

Duff & Phelps

DHL Global Forwarding (Ireland) Limited

The firm: Hayes solicitors provides a comprehensive range of legal services to corporate, public and private clients in Ireland and internationally, especially in the UK. The firm enjoys a strong reputation for long-standing advisory relationships, handling complex mandates, providing strategic advice and representing clients in high value litigation.

Areas of practice: The firm’s commercial and business team advises a high quality, diverse client base including public and private corporations, multinationals, banks and financial institutions, private equity investors, partnerships, charities, start-ups and small traders. Hayes provides a full range of corporate and commercial legal services, from company formation and regulatory advice, to M&A support, IP, outsourcing arrangements and a wide range of day-to-day corporate law advisory matters.

Hayes has a strong and growing reputation in litigation and dispute resolution and represents clients in commercial disputes of all kinds. The team includes specialists across the firm covering commercial and business, defamation and media, employment, and medical law. The firm is especially active in commercial and high court insolvency/receivership, property, medical and professional negligence cases. Hayes has a number of trained mediators.

The Hayes employment law team advises and represents employers and employees, companies, trade unions and staff/management associations on the full range of workplace issues. The firm is recognised as a leading adviser on TUPE regulations and works extensively on company restructuring, re-organisations and issues arising from the transfer and outsourcing of businesses and staff. Hayes represents clients in leading cases before the Irish employment law forums and courts at all levels.

The firm’s property team offers a wide range of services including sales and purchases and leases of commercial property. Clients include international and national retailers, large multinationals, property developers, semi-state bodies, charities, banks and other financial institutions, and receivers. Advice covers all aspects of property transactions and projects, including M&A and distressed property scenarios.

The Hayes banking and financial services team advises on corporate borrowing facilities, acquisition finance transactions, working capital facilities, property finance, syndicated lending, corporate restructuring and workout arrangements, consumer credit and retail banking, and asset-based secured lending. The firm represents leading financial institutions, including the pillar banks, private equity investors, loan asset servicing managers, statutory bodies and insolvency practitioners.

The firm has one of the largest and most experienced multidisciplinary healthcare practice in Ireland, specialising in managing clinical negligence claims, inquests, Medical and Dental Council complaints and disciplinary hearings, tribunal hearings, medico-legal and ethical issues, and contractual/employment matters. Hayes acts for leading indemnifiers the Medical Protection Society, Dental Protection Limited and the Veterinary Defence Society. Hayes also acts for the State Claims Agency, defending high value and complex claims against hospitals and representing the interests of clinicians and nurses.

The firm’s insolvency and restructuring team offers an integrated service with expertise from banking, litigation, commercial and property.

Hayes has one of Ireland’s leading practices in media, defamation, privacy, reputation management and contempt law. The firm advises and represents The Irish Times in print and digital formats, and provides pre-publication advice to book publishers, TV and film makers and advertisers.

The Hayes team provides specialised advice on data protection queries, including obligations under the GDPR, drafting, reviewing and updating data protection notices, privacy and policies, consent forms, agreements and addressing data protection concerns in outsourcing and commercial transactions.

The firm has a strong regulatory and administrative law practice, advising statutory bodies on their duties as well as representing members in professional inquiries and disciplinary hearings.

Hayes has one of the most experienced and widely respected family law practices in Ireland.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and financial services Michael Hanley
Commercial litigation Joseph O'Malley
Commercial litigation Matthew Austin
Commercial litigation Jeremy Erwin
Commercial property Jackie Buckley
Commercial property Rachel Niall
Commercial and business David Phelan
Commercial and business Laura Fannin
Commercial and business Matthew Austin
Corporate Ken Casey
Corporate David Phelan
Corporate Sabrina Burke
Corporate Robbie Slattery
Data protection Laura Fannin
Data protection Matthew Austin
Dispute resolution/risk management Caroline Crowley
Dispute resolution/risk management Hilary Muldowney
General litigation Kevin Dunne
General litigation Matthew Austin
Regulatory and administrative David Phelan
Regulatory and administrative Joseph O'Malley
Regulatory and administrative Kevin Dunne
Employment Breda O'Malley
Employment Anne Lyne
Healthcare Mary Hough
Healthcare Caroline Crowley
Healthcare Louise O'Rourke
Healthcare Stephen McGuinness
Media and defamation David Phelan
Media and defamation Joseph O'Malley
Mergers and acquisitions Ken Casey
Mergers and acquisitions Sabrina Burke
Insolvency and restructuring Joseph O'Malley
Insolvency and restructuring Jeremy Erwin
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Jackie Buckley  photo Ms Jackie Buckley Partner and Head of Property and Private Client Jackie advises clients in…
Mr Ken Casey  photo Mr Ken Casey Partner
Mr Jeremy Erwin  photo Mr Jeremy Erwin Partner
Ms Martha Wilson  photo Ms Martha Wilson Martha is a partner in the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. She…
Number of lawyers : 52
International Practice Group
Contact : David Phelan (managing partner)

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