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Jackie Buckley

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Hayes Solicitors

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Property and private client


Partner and Head of Property and Private Client Jackie advises clients in the banking, public and retail sector. She has been involved in some of the most prestigious developments in recent years. She has assisted her retail clients in the sale, purchase, lease and development of substantial retail stores, including mixed residential and commercial centres. She has also been involved in advising on the property aspect of mergers, acquisitions and management buy outs. She acts for a large number of Banks in relation to the putting in place of security over residential and commercial properties. As such, she advises Banks in all aspects of its lending, from the drafting of the facility letter to the perfection of the security. She advises Banks in relation to the enforcement of security. During the course of this work she advises on title issues and prepares certificates of title for the Bank. Jackie advises Receivers on queries arising post appointment, including title issues, concerns relating to Landlord & Tenant law and licensing matters. She is also involved in the sale of a number of properties on behalf of Receivers. Jackie advises professionals - including medical practitioners, dentists and accountants - on regularising their property affairs. She advises on the property side of partnership agreements and has advised on and drafted appropriate co-ownership agreements. She has written articles for publication on these issues and has lectured to relevant professional bodies. Through her participation in the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and in particular the Conveyancing Committee, she has been involved in the making of submissions for The Law Society of Ireland which has impacted on how property transactions are carried out and the giving of commercial undertakings in property transactions.


Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Conveyancing Committee
Law Society of Ireland.


LLB, Trinity College Dublin 1996
Awarded the Findlaters Scholarship by the Law Society of Ireland in 2000
Admitted as a solicitor in 2000
Diploma in Property Taxation 2004
Diploma in Commercial Property 2008
Certificate in Banking Law 2011


Public sector

Within: Public sector

Hayes Solicitors' public sector practice is particularly strong in relation to healthcare matters; Joe O’Malley is acting for the State Claims Agency (SCA) in a series of proceedings brought by thalidomide survivors, and Mary Hough, Caroline Crowley and Louise O’Rourke are also noted for their expertise in the defence of medical negligence claims. O'Malley is also representing the SCA in a group of linked public liability cases relating to allegations of historic child sexual abuse. Jackie Buckley advises a number of state agencies on their property requirements.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Hayes Solicitors is active in the logistics and telecoms space, but retail is where the firm demonstrates particular strength, advising multinational retailers such as anchor client Primark on its Irish property portfolio. In another instruction, ‘consistently excellent’ practice head Jackie Buckley assisted Laura Ashley with the negotiation of a 20-year lease for its new flagship store in Cork. The team also advised on a number of receiver sales. Tomás Nyhan made partner in May 2018. Rachel Niall left for the Chief State Solicitor's Office.

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