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Managing Partner: David Phelan
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 57
Languages: English, Irish, French

Firm Overview:
Hayes solicitors provides a comprehensive range of legal services to corporate, public and private clients in Ireland and internationally, especially in the UK. The firm enjoys a strong reputation for handling complex mandates, providing strategic advice and representing clients in high value litigation. Hayes is recognised for its high quality advice and indepth expertise in business, employment, property, media, healthcare, banking, insolvency and family law. The firm has a strong, partner-led service ethos and builds and maintains longstanding relationships with clients including leading international retailers, media and advertising groups, insurers/indemnifiers, banks/financial institutions, accountancy firms, public bodies and private individuals.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/Commercial & Business:
The firm advises a high quality, diverse client base including public and private corporations, multinationals, banks and financial institutions, private equity investors, partnerships, charities, start-ups and small traders. Hayes provides a full range of corporate and commercial legal services, including M&A transactional support, company formation, shareholder/joint venture/partnership agreements, corporate governance and regulatory advice, IP, supplier contracts including outsourcing arrangements and a wide range of day-to-day corporate law advisory matters.
Commercial & Business Contact: David Phelan
Email: [email protected]
Corporate Contact: Ken Casey
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Hayes represents corporate and state body clients in commercial disputes of all kinds. The firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team includes specialists across the firm covering commercial and business, defamation and media, employment and healthcare law. The firm is especially active in commercial and High Court insolvency/enforcement, property, clinical and professional negligence cases. Hayes is committed to alternative dispute resolution in appropriate cases and has a number of trained mediators.
Contact: Joe O’Malley
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
Hayes advises and represents employers and employees, companies, trade unions and staff/ management associations on the full range of workplace issues. Services include advising on investigations and disciplinary issues, suspensions/ administrative leave, terminations, selection for redundancy, injunctions, judicial reviews, bullying and harassment cases, health and safety issues (including claims for damages for stress related injuries arising from the workplace), equality claims, freedom of information and data protection issues. The firm is a leading adviser on TUPE regulations and outsourcing. Hayes represents clients in leading cases before the Rights Commissioners, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Equality Tribunal, the Labour Court and courts at all levels.
Contact: Breda O’Malley
Email: [email protected]

Property:
The firm’s property team offers a wide range of services including sales and purchases and leases of commercial property. A growing client base includes international and national retailers, large multinationals, property developers, semi-state bodies, charities, banks and other financial institutions, and receivers. Advice covers all aspects of property transactions and projects, including M&A. Hayes is highly active in distressed property scenarios, working with banks, insolvency practitioners and borrowers.
Contact: Jackie Buckley
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Financial Services:
The Hayes team advises on corporate banking facilities, acquisition finance transactions, working capital facilities, property finance, syndicated lending, corporate restructuring and workout arrangements, consumer credit and retail banking and asset-based secured lending. The firm is experiencing strong demand in this practice area and represents a number of leading financial institutions, including pillar banks, direct funders, corporate and SME borrowers, private equity investors, loan asset servicing managers and statutory bodies.
Contact: Michael Hanley
Email: [email protected]

Healthcare:
Hayes has one of the largest and most experienced multidisciplinary healthcare teams in Ireland. The team specialises in managing clinical negligence claims, inquests, Medical and Dental Council complaints and disciplinary hearings, Tribunal hearings, medico-legal and ethical issues, and contractual/employment matters. The firm acts for leading indemnifiers the Medical Protection Society, Dental Protection Limited and the Veterinary Defence Society. Hayes has acted for the Clinical Indemnity Scheme since its inception, defending high value and complex claims against hospitals and representing the interests of clinicians and nurses.
Contact: Mary Hough
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency & Restructuring:
Hayes offers an integrated insolvency and restructuring service with expertise from banking, litigation and property. The firm enjoys long established relationships with Ireland’s leading insolvency practitioners, accountancy firms, banks and asset management companies. Hayes attracts high profile mandates, including cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters, and provides ongoing advice to a number of private equity distressed loan investment funds. Hayes has a strong track record and reputation for handling complex and high volume enforcement actions efficiently and achieving optimum returns within tight timeframes. Hayes has represented clients in the leading cases governing this area.
Contact: Joe O’Malley
Email: [email protected]

Media:
The firm has one of the country’s leading practices in media, defamation, privacy and reputation management. Hayes advises and represents The Irish Times newspaper and provides pre-publication advice to book publishers, TV and film makers and advertisers. The firm also represents individuals in bringing cases to vindicate their reputations, and represented the plaintiff in Ireland’s largest defamation award to date. The team also advises on all aspects of online and digital communication.
Contact: David Phelan
Email: [email protected]

Regulatory & Administrative:
Hayes advises statutory bodies on their duties as well as representing members in professional inquiries and disciplinary hearings. Expertise covers professional fitness to practise, data protection, freedom of information, complaints procedures, establishing and maintaining professional registers, governance, and drafting of rules and procedures. It regularly acts in Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals, both for and against statutory bodies.
Contact: Kevin Dunne
Email: [email protected]

Family:
Hayes has one of the most experienced and widely respected family law practices in Ireland. It provides a full range of services covering the personal, legal and financial issues surrounding relationship breakdown. The team also advises on adoption and custody matters and inheritance and succession.
Contact: Eugene Davy
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection:
The data protection and privacy team are experts in this evolving area of law. The firm assists organisations in ensuring compliance with data protection and privacy regulations, particularly the GDPR. The firm advises on contractual arrangements for outsourcing data processing, international data transfers, including standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules and the EU/US privacy shield.
Contact: Laura Fannin
Email: [email protected]

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