Niall Michel is a litigation partner on the Mason Hayes & Curran Public and Administrative Law team. He has industry-leading experience and expertise in both advisory and contentious matters. Niall’s focus is on procedural and other jurisdictional issues, statutory interpretation and drafting, public sector corporate governance, freedom of information (“FOI”), investigations and inquiries, judicial review and statutory appeals, and contentious public procurement.
Niall is an acknowledged expert in FOI, and in information-management and disclosure matters generally (including evidence-gathering and evaluation, confidentiality, privacy, and privilege).
Niall’s clients are mainly in the public sector, or public sector-facing. Much of his work is in the areas of sectoral and professional regulation, and professional discipline. He has also advised closely in relation to major statutory investigations and inquiries, and has successfully represented clients as a solicitor-advocate before the High Court, without counsel.
Lisa Joyce is a Senior Associate in the Public and Administrative Law Unit of the Mason Hayes & Curran Litigation department. Lisa advises a significant number of varied clients, including public and regulatory bodies, national industry and professional bodies, and professional disciplinary bodies on contentious and non-contentious matters of administrative and public law generally.
This includes advising public bodies on their powers, functions and duties, matters of statutory interpretation, fair procedures, and legislative drafting, and advising public and private bodies in relation to public law litigation, principally judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals and applications.
Lisa also has a particular focus on Information Law, advising extensively on freedom of information, access to environmental information and data protection legislation.
Claire Hogan is a barrister with a mixed civil and public law practice. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and French, having been elected a Trinity Scholar in her Senior Freshman year. She went on to attain a Masters in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded a Cambridge University European Trust Scholarship. In 2009, Claire qualified as a barrister with the highest overall degree mark and became a John Brooke Scholar of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Claire returned to the law school in Trinity College Dublin to complete a Ph.D. on the theme of constitutional freedom of religion. This work was funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and supervised by Prof. Gerry Whyte. Claire lectures part-time in Civil Procedure in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, in Administrative Law in the Institute of Public Administration, and in Constitutional Law in the Law Society of Ireland.