Solicitors

John Deignan - Solicitor

John is a solicitor in the Commercial & Business and Family Law teams in Hayes solicitors.

John specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, acting for a variety of companies, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners in contract law cases and enforcement and recovery actions, mainly in the High Court and the Commercial Court.

John advises clients on a wide range of commercial and business law matters including company law obligations, company law enforcement, intellectual property and data protection law. This includes advising private companies, financial institutions, liquidators and receivers.

John’s family law work includes advising clients in all areas of marital and non-marital disputes. He has particular experience in separation cases and divorce cases.

He joined the Firm in 2013 as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor in 2015.

Expertise

John is a solicitor in the Commercial & Business and Family Law teams in Hayes solicitors.

John specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, acting for a variety of companies, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners in contract law cases and enforcement and recovery actions, mainly in the High Court and the Commercial Court.

John advises clients on a wide range of commercial and business law matters including company law obligations, company law enforcement, intellectual property and data protection law. This includes advising private companies, financial institutions, liquidators and receivers.

John’s family law work includes advising clients in all areas of marital and non-marital disputes. He has particular experience in separation cases and divorce cases.

He joined the Firm in 2013 as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor in 2015.

As part of his traineeship, John completed a secondment in the legal department of a large multinational retail client.

Experience

Commercial & Business

  • Enforcement of security – John has acted in a number of high profile enforcement matters before the High Court.
  • Receiverships – John has advised on a number of receiverships and related court proceedings.
  • Debt Proceedings – advises clients in relation to debt recovery proceedings before the District Court, Circuit Court and High Court.
  • Data protection law – advises companies and State bodies on general data protection queries, as well as specific and complex issues arising.
  • Intellectual property – advises individual and corporate clients on registering trade marks in Ireland, Europe and globally, and the protection of their intellectual property in Ireland.

Family

  •         John has acted in a range of separation cases and divorce cases dealing with issues concerning property, financial matters and matters relating to children.

Qualifications/Education

  •         BA (international), LLB – NUI, Galway
  •         LLM – University  of Leuven, Belgium
  •         Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2015

Memberships

  •         Member of the Law Society of Ireland
  •         Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

Other

John regularly contributes to the Hayes website and newsletters on a range of current legal issues together with case notes on emerging decisions. John also had an article published in the 2011 edition of Hibernian Law Journal entitled “The CJEU and Fundamental Social Rights: A Bridge too far or Completing the Internal Market?