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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Widely recognised as a top choice to defend hospitals or clinical laboratories in complex negligence claims, including those that relate to catastrophic birth injuries or the delayed diagnosis of cancer. Handles wardship proceedings through which the court seeks to protect vulnerable children or adults. Also has a strong commercial disputes practice that is notable for capacity to handle matters ranging from smaller property, professional liability or personal injury disputes up to high-profile CJEU referrals that deal with complex questions relating to the application of EU data protection rules. Defends judicial review proceedings brought by insurers, airlines and private investors. Represents domestic and international banks in commercial disputes that often have an important insolvency angle.

Strengths

"They are extremely proactive in managing cases," states a source, explaining: "They are always one step ahead and are strategic and client-focused."

Another interviewee enjoys working with the team and is quick to describe the lawyers as "very personable, approachable and very practical in their approach."

Work highlights

Defended Quest Diagnostics in a case brought by Ruth Morrissey alleging negligence in the provision of cervical screening services.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees note Declan Black 's role as the firm's managing partner and his contributions to the development of the commercial disputes practice. "He has a fantastic amount of experience," state market commentators.

Gemma Coady acts on many of the firm's most complex healthcare disputes, including clinical negligence claims. "She is a safe pair of hands in cerebral palsy and catastrophic birth injury cases," says one source, adding: "She has the gravitas of someone who really knows these cases."

The "shrewd but always fair" healthcare department head Kevin Power attracts particular attention for his former experience working as a doctor. "He has a huge background of medical knowledge," notes one source, adding: "He is focused on getting to the end result quickly and is very commercially-oriented." Power is best known for his handling of important delayed diagnosis cases on behalf of private laboratories.

Maurice Phelan handles commercial litigation that often has a key banking or insolvency component. He also handles shareholder disputes and assists with cases relating to the breach of software service agreements. Interviewees note his presence on the firm's key commercial disputes mandates.

Niall Michel has considerable experience on the defendant side of public law challenges to regulatory decisions.

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Overview

We are routinely involved in high-value commercial court litigation for banks, multinationals, and insurers. We are regularly retained by State agencies and public bodies. We frequently act in international commercial litigation and insolvency related litigation.

We have specific knowledge and experience regarding disputes in the financial services, insurance, construction, professional malpractice, education, medical and public service sectors.

Our specialist groups focusing on insolvency, intellectual property, competition law, public administrative law and child care law are leaders in their fields.

The rigorous evaluation of risk and the effective presentation of a client's position are the key skills of our lawyers in every sector.

We advise on disputes in the following areas:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Professional
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Public Service
  • Intellectual Property
  • Competition
  • Childcare 

Dispute Resolution

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

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Location

South Bank House

Barrow Street

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

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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

Dispute Resolution


Declan Black
Eminent Practitioners
Maurice Phelan
Band 3
Niall Michel
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation


Gemma Coady
Band 2
Kevin Power
Band 2