Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Hayes solicitors LLP

TMT

2 ranked lawyersBand 1IrelandEurope 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Robust team acting on a broad selection of media law mandates. Provides key publishing sector clients with pre- and post-publication support, including the defence of defamation claims. Also advises on software agreements in the IT sector. Has a diverse client list that includes leading Irish newspapers, talent agencies and production companies. Boasts additional strength in advertising matters.

Strengths

"The lawyers' media sector knowledge is very up to date," note clients.

Sources further praise the lawyers' "thoroughness, their knowledge of the law and the court system, and their accuracy and reliability."

Work highlights

Assisted talent agency Noel Kelly Management and the various celebrities it represents with the negotiation of agreements with radio or TV broadcasters.

Notable practitioners

David Phelan is well known among market commentators for his work defending major Irish publishing companies in sensitive proceedings. He is engaged in policy mandates concerning proposed amendments to defamation legislation. He also advises prominent individuals on the commercialisation of their image rights. Sources appreciate his constructive approach to the resolution of disputes, saying: "He is level-headed and understands the mindset of all the people involved."

Joseph O'Malley is known to market commentators as an experienced litigator."He is efficient, intelligent and pragmatic," reports one interviewee. O'Malley regularly plays a supporting role in defamation claims on behalf of leading publishers. He also advises on the drafting of agreements between celebrities and media broadcasters.

Department Information

This content is provided by Hayes solicitors LLP.

Overview

Our media practice has proven expertise in defamation, privacy, data protection and reputation management. We advise broadcast production companies on television, streaming and other digital productions.

For many years we have represented The Irish Times newspaper and other publishers. We have also advised a number of private citizens in litigation to vindicate their good names and reputations. We also act for advertising agencies and brand owners.

We apply our deep knowledge of this complex area of law on behalf of publishers, authors, film makers and website owners. We provide pre-publication legal advice on books other written projects. We advise on film scripts both before and during filming and have advised on numerous documentaries and TV advertisements. Together with our corporate and commercial colleagues, we advise on media contracts, copyright, broadcasting licence applications and online publications.

Members

Austin, Matthew

Fannin, Laura

O'Malley, Joseph

Phelan, David

TMT

Hayes solicitors LLP

firm
Location

Lavery House

Earlsfort Terrace

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

2

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ireland

TMT: Media


David Phelan
Band 2
Joseph O'Malley
Band 2