Mr Matthew Austin > Hayes Solicitors LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Hayes Solicitors LLP
D02 T625
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Work Department

Commercial and Business


Partner in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. He is a highly skilled litigator across a wide range of commercial disputes and is particularly experienced in cases before the Commercial Court. In recent years Matthew has acted in both the prosecution and defence of significant loan recovery proceedings and is currently acting in the defence of very substantial construction/energy claims before the Commercial Court. His considerable experience of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms includes acting in a number of successful mediations to resolve large commercial claims. Matthew is an experienced commercial lawyer and advises a number of Irish and international clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including consumer law, contract law and intellectual property law. Matthew has a specialist interest in professional regulatory matters, particularly with regard to the veterinary profession, and has extensive experience in defending complaints before the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Veterinary Council of Ireland. He also advises widely in the defence of civil and criminal matters in the professional sphere.


Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland.


Bachelor of Laws Degree, Trinity College Dublin
Professional qualification as a solicitor (Professional and Advanced Course), Law Society of Ireland, 2009
Diploma in Intellectual Property and Information Technology, Law Society of Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Media and entertainment

Hayes Solicitors LLP is well known for its work for The Irish Times, providing comprehensive advice to the newspaper including on pre-publication matters and reporting restrictions. Other key clients include talent and advertising agencies, individual celebrities and prominent organisations, which the team advises on matters including image rights, intellectual property and commercial contracts. David Phelan leads on this advisory work alongside Matthew Austin, while litigation specialist Joe O’Malley represents both media outlets and individuals in defamation proceedings. Laura Fannin focuses on the advertising sector.