Partners

Joseph O'Malley - Partner

Joseph is a partner and Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Hayes solicitors. He handles a wide variety of commercial disputes involving high value claims, complex issues and voluminous data for financial institutions and corporate clients. These disputes are generally progressed through the Commercial Court and many are resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Joseph is Chairman of Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association Litigation Committee. His practice includes advising clients on regulatory matters and he has advised the US Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to their investigations in Ireland. He represents The Irish Times in relation to media law issues and acted for Donal Kinsella in a defamation case involving the largest jury award made in the State.

Expertise

Joseph is a partner and Head of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Hayes solicitors. He handles a wide variety of commercial disputes involving high value claims, complex issues and voluminous data for financial institutions and corporate clients. These disputes are generally progressed through the Commercial Court and many are resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Joseph is Chairman of Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association Litigation Committee. His practice areas include advising clients on regulatory matters and he has advised the US Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to their investigations in Ireland. He represents The Irish Times in relation to media law issues and acted for Donal Kinsella in a defamation case involving the largest jury award made in the State.

Experience

  • Litigation - Joseph is the firm’s lead partner in work undertaken for NAMA on litigation issues where he provides advice and assistance to NAMA and other banking institutions in relation to an extensive range of disputes
  • Enforcement disputes - Joseph represents financial institutions, hedge funds and receivers in connection with a variety of enforcement disputes and professional negligence claims
  • Regulatory matters - Joseph has particular expertise in advising clients on regulatory matters and has advised the US Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to their investigations in Ireland
  • Joseph represents the State Claims Agency in respect of Employer/ Public Liability claims
  • Professional negligence - Joseph has been involved in the prosecution and defence of some of the most high profile professional negligence actions in the State
  • Media law - Joseph advises The Irish Times on various media law matters including defamation
  • Joseph represented Donal Kinsella in the largest defamation/ jury award in the history of the State.

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor of Civil Law Degree University College Dublin
  • Master of Laws in Commercial Law, University College Dublin
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2002
  • Professional Practice 1 & 2, Law Society of Ireland
  • Diploma in Applied Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland.

Memberships

  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Chairman of the Litigation Committee
  • Commercial Mediators Association of Ireland
  • Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
  • Law Society of Ireland.

Other

  • Joseph lectures to a number of professional and regulatory bodies on his practice areas including the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Central Bank of Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • He contributes to legal publications including The Parchment published by Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.


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