Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team includes solicitors from a number of practice areas including corporate and commercial, employment, insolvency, defamation and media, and healthcare law. We advise clients in a wide range of high value contentious scenarios. We help our clients to resolve their disputes efficiently and effectively to minimise the stress involved.

We are market leaders in the defence of clinical negligence litigation. Our commercial litigation team is recognised for its expertise in handling complex disputes involving significant value, voluminous documents and cross-border, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional issues. We represent financial institutions, banks, state agencies and companies from a wide range of sectors and have distinctive expertise in handling cases before the Commercial Court and Superior Courts.

Hayes has highly experienced and respected mediators and is committed to exploring alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as an alternative to litigation. We are pragmatic and effective negotiators and proactive, cost-conscious case managers.

We are proactive in informing clients of impending legal developments and in assisting them in minimising future legal risks.


Our specialist services include:

  • Administrative law, including judicial review
  • Debt recovery, acting for foreign clients
  • Injunctions
  • Licensing - new on/off licences, auctioneers, clubs and restaurants
  • Personal injury for both plaintiff and defendant
  • Product and public liability
  • Professional negligence - medical, legal and veterinary
  • Property disputes
  • Representing clients in the Commercial Court
  • Commercial arbitration and mediation
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency
  • Corporate criminal offences
  • Intellectual property
  • Tribunals of inquiry
  • Employment law


Hayes is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s leading litigation firms. Examples of our work include:

  • Advising and handling claims for state agencies including NAMA, the State Claims Agency, the Department of Education and Skills
  • Representing and advising the Medical Protection Society, a key indemnifier of doctors in Ireland, and Dental Protection, a key indemnifier or dentists in Ireland.
  • Representing the UK Special Administrator in a major professional negligence claim against a leading international accounting and business advisory firm.
  • Acting on behalf of the defendant in a windfarm construction dispute.
  • Representing official Receivers and banks in commercial property disputes.
  • Advising and representing the interests of The Irish Times in media and defamation matters.
  • Representing Donal Kinsella in his landmark High Court defamation proceedings against Kenmare Resources PLC, resulting in a record €10 million award in his favour. The jury’s decision is subject to a Supreme Court appeal.

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