We advise on public and administrative law, including advising on the scope of public bodies’ powers, functions and duties, the procedures they must follow and the governance measures they must comply with and have in place.
We represent clients in bringing and defending related legal proceedings, including statutory applications and appeals, judicial review, public procurement and plenary proceedings. We have particular experience in dealing with commissions of investigation, tribunals, and inquiries (statutory and non-statutory).
We act for public bodies, including Government departments, statutory and chartered bodies, regulatory and disciplinary bodies, and a variety of state agencies. We also act for commercial and regulated organisations, as well as individuals dealing with public bodies.
We understand the public sector environment, and give expert, cost-effective, practical and clear advice to those operating within, or interacting with, that environment.
Our public and administrative law team has, since 2014, been ranked Tier 1 by the legal directory, Legal 500.
If you wish to find out more about how we can assist you or your organisation, please contact one of our team members listed below.
"Breadth and depth of understanding of public law is astounding."
‘flexible and focused on the client’s needs’
‘well-tuned into public sector requirements’
Our Public & Adminstrative Law Team are recommended.
Mason Hayes & Curran is well known for its work for ComReg and is representing the Department for Communications, Energy and National Resources on the implementation of Ireland’s first national postcode system.
Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC): We acted for GSOC in the Clarke Inquiry. This judicial inquiry was established by the Government in July 2015, and the first to be established under section 109 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005. The Inquiry was conducted by Supreme Court Judge, Mr Justice Frank Clarke. The Inquiry was established to examine the conduct of certain officers within GSOC who had carried out an investigation into the conduct of certain members of An Garda Síochána. This was an intensive fast paced Inquiry which was completed within seven months. The successful outcome of the Clarke Inquiry report resulted in no finding of misconduct on the part of GSOC officers.