Associates

Michael Kelly - Associate

Michael is an associate solicitor in the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Hayes solicitors. He specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and has acted for a wide variety of State bodies, financial institutions, private entities in a variety of complex commercial disputes, insolvency matters, enforcement and recovery actions and personal injuries litigation. These disputes are generally progressed through the High Court or Commercial Court. Michael has particular interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has concluded a number of high value disputes by way of mediation and in previous roles gained a wealth of experience acting as panel solicitor in relation to the defence of solicitor’s professional negligence claims.

In addition to his experience in litigation and dispute resolution Michael advises commercial clients on a broad range of topics and prides himself on his ability to present complex legal issues in a practical useable manner and to identify pragmatic solutions in response to client queries.

Michael is an associate solicitor in the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Hayes solicitors. He specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and has acted for a wide variety of State bodies, financial institutions, private entities in a variety of complex commercial disputes, insolvency matters, enforcement and recovery actions and personal injuries litigation. These disputes are generally progressed through the High Court or Commercial Court. Michael has particular interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has concluded a number of high value disputes by way of mediation and in previous roles gained a wealth of experience acting as panel solicitor in relation to the defence of solicitor’s professional negligence claims.

In addition to his experience in litigation and dispute resolution Michael advises commercial clients on a broad range of topics and prides himself on his ability to present complex legal issues in a practical useable manner and to identify pragmatic solutions in response to client queries.

Experience

  • Insolvency and Restructuring - advising Liquidators and Examiners in relation to complex insolvency matters.
  • Enforcement litigation – representing financial institutions, hedge funds and receivers in connection with a variety of enforcement disputes, including applications for summary judgment, vacant possession and injunctions.
  • Discovery – working on numerous commercial disputes involving large data sets.
  • Defamation - acting in a number of High Profile defamation cases before the High Court and managing a large caseload of retail based defamation/false imprisonment defence claims.
  • Acting for commercial clients in the High Court, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal – providing pragmatic advice and solutions to complex legal issues.
  • Advising commercial clients in relation to Intellectual Property Law.
  • Advising clients on complex regulatory legislation in the context of investigations and prosecutions by the Central Bank and the Data Protection Commissioner.
  • Advising the State Claims Agency with respect to the defence of Employer/ Public Liability personal injury claims.
  • Professional Negligence – acting for solicitors on the instruction of professional indemnity insurers.
  • Advising clients across multiple sectors with regard to their obligations arising from Data Protection Law and Consumer Protection Law.

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor of Corporate Law Degree, NUI Galway
  • LLB Post Graduate Degree, NUI Galway
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2015
  • Law Society Technology Law Certificate

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners


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