by Joe O'Malley , Anita Puri, Catherine Jane O'Rourke, Deirdre O'Sullivan, Jennifer Havard, Una Lyons May-29-2024 in Healthcare Law, Employment Law


Joe O’Malley, Managing Partner said: “On behalf of the partners at Hayes, I am delighted to announce this year’s promotions across the firm. All of these appointments are very well earned with the candidates deserving enormous credit for their hard work and excellence for our clients. These appointments will help us continue to deliver an excellent service to our clients."                                           

Catherine Jane O’Rourke - senior associate

Catherine Jane advises both employers and employees, in relation to contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including contracts of employment, workplace policies, workplace investigations, statutory compliance, redundancies and dismissals.


Deirdre O’Sullivan - senior associate

Deirdre O’Sullivan acts on behalf of public hospitals and private medical and dental practitioners in the defence of clinical negligence claims. Deirdre has gained significant experience and expertise in medical negligence, defective product liability and personal injuries actions.


Una Lyons - senior associate

Una practices in the defence of medical negligence claims on behalf of public and private healthcare providers. Una is a skilled litigator and has over 10 years’ experience working in the area of insurance defence litigation, providing strategic legal advice to state bodies, large insurers and private clients.


Anita Puri - senior associate

Anita’s practice covers a range of disciplines, with a particular focus on defending professionals involved in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.  Prior to joining Hayes solicitors, Anita worked in London, where she specialised in healthcare law. She has significant experience in defending healthcare professionals in the full spectrum of healthcare litigation including regulatory proceedings, hospital disciplinary investigations, inquests, criminal litigation and clinical negligence claims.


Jennifer Havard - associate

Jennifer primarily advises clinical practitioners, hospitals and indemnity bodies on the defence of clinical negligence claims and has experience acting for indemnity bodies in respect of the defence of high value professional negligence claims.


Pictured left to right: Catherine Jane O’Rourke, Deirdre O’Sullivan, Joe O’Malley, Jennifer Havard, Una Lyons and Anita Puri.



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