Family Law

Hayes has a vastly experienced and highly respected family law team. Practice head Eugene Davy is one of Ireland’s best known family lawyers and has acted in many complex landmark cases over the past 30 years.

We offer sound judgement coupled with formidable negotiating skills resulting in high levels of settlement and client satisfaction.

We help clients with the personal, legal and financial issues which arise on a breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or other relationship. Our team also has extensive experience in adoption and custody matters and in matters relating to inheritance and succession.

Each client is unique. Each case has its own special circumstances. We develop and maintain supportive and robust solicitor-client relationships based on trust and openness. We ensure we have a clear picture of each client’s hopes and expectations and advise whether they are realistically achievable. We aim to minimise personal stress and anxiety in a confidential, professional and sensitive manner.

Through professionalism and sensitivity we work to ensure that cases are resolved in a cost-effective and dignified manner. We support clients throughout the process by active listening and constructive advice.


Our practice covers the key areas of family law, including: