Professional Staff About Us

Natalie McGuinness

Natalie joined as Director of Marketing and Business Development in 2010. She is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP with a particular focus on client management.

Prior to joining Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, Natalie worked as Alumni Relations Director in UCD School of Business and also worked in Vodafone for almost 10 years in a number of marketing roles in Ireland, UK and Asia. Natalie is an MBA graduate from UCD Smurfit School and member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and MBA Association of Ireland.

Contact Natalie: t: +353 1 614 5297 e:

Des Murray

Des joined as Director of Finance at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP in 2006. Des has worked for over 12 years in the legal sector and holds a wide range of financial experience. Having trained and qualified with John Woods Chartered Accountants, Des spent four years in Audit with Price Waterhouse before moving into industry with Tesco Ireland as Financial Reporting Manager.

Prior to joining Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, Des spent over five years in the finance department of another leading law firm. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of the Institute of Legal Accountants in Ireland. Des has brought this experience to bear, ensuring the effectiveness of Mason Hayes & Curran’s comprehensive financial controls and systems in providing a secure, efficient financial client management and support service to the firm.

Contact Des: t: +353 1 614 5025 e:

Niall O’Dowd

Niall joined as Director of IT at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP in 2008. Niall has extensive knowledge of the Legal IT industry having held a senior IT role in another top six law firm for over 10 years. He has been involved in the IT industry for 18 years.

Niall has a wide range of experience with numerous IT systems across various different platforms. He has brought this experience to bear in delivering a comprehensive IT strategy to supply Mason Hayes & Curran LLP with a cutting edge IT platform for providing fast and efficient services to clients.

Contact Niall: t: +353 1 614 5235 e:

Anne Whelan

Anne is head of Library and Information Services at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP with responsibility for developing and managing library services.

She has vast experience working in library and information services and previously worked in medical, education, and film libraries. Anne has been working in the legal library sector for 25 years.

Anne has an Arts degree from UCD and a post graduate qualification in Library and Information studies.

Contact Anne: t: +353 1 614 5008 e: