Ms Laura Fannin > Hayes Solicitors LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Hayes Solicitors LLP
D02 T625

Work Department

Commercial and Business, Advertising and Marketing Law, Media Law, Data Protection, Competition


Partner in the Commercial & Business team at Hayes solicitors. Laura advises clients on a diverse range of commercial matters and regulatory requirements. She is an experienced adviser on terms and conditions of sale and purchase, IT issues, data protection, product liability, advertising and promotions, intellectual property and a wide range of commercial agreements. Laura has a broad client base across key commercial sectors including: retail, manufacturing, financial services, advertising & marketing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), motor and food. In addition to her commercial advisory work, Laura practises extensively in commercial litigation & dispute resolution.


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


Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies, University College Dublin
Professional qualification as a solicitor (Professional and Advanced Course), Law Society of Ireland, 2008

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

Hayes Solicitors LLP‘s data privacy practice provides advice to clients on day-to-day matters including the collection and processing of customer data, the use of cookies and data transfer agreements. Other areas of expertise in the team include data subject access requests and data breaches. Laura Fannin leads the team and is supported by colleagues from the firm’s commercial practice.

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.

Ireland > Intellectual property

Hayes Solicitors LLP‘s intellectual property team is highly active in advising clients from the media, entertainment and advertising sectors on trade mark protection and commercialisation. The practice also assists clients including technology and consumer goods companies with the registration of trade marks and brand management. David Phelan leads the team and has longstanding relationships with a number of major Irish media companies. Jeremy Erwin and Laura Fannin, who has a particular specialism in the advertising sphere, are also noted.