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This week in our MHC Life Series, we hear from Regulatory Senior Associate, Aisling Morrough. Aisling chats about her journey in to law and her famous doodle.

MHC Life Aisling

Tell us a bit about you and your career journey to MHC – what inspired you to get into this career?

I was interested in law from an early age and enjoyed debating in secondary school and university. I was called to the Bar in 2009 and practised as a barrister for five years. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Irish Bar but realised I was better suited to life as a solicitor. After completing a masters in commercial law at UCD, I accepted a role as a litigation associate in a US law firm in London. After this, I returned to Dublin to work in another of the big firms as a litigation associate, with a particular focus on product liability litigation. It was this experience that led me to join the Products Regulatory team at Mason Hayes & Curran.

Favourite thing about your role?

I enjoy the variety of matters and challenge of the work that I am involved in on the Products team. My practice is a mix of regulatory and litigation work, which offers a nice balance. I also work with a collegiate and collaborative team.

Talk us through a typical day for you

I have a two-year old daughter so have no need for an alarm anymore. Once our childminder arrives, I log-in and catch-up on emails and plan my tasks for the day ahead. We have a team call three times a week to discuss and manage workflows. Having joined Mason Hayes & Curran during the pandemic, I am looking forward to having an opportunity to work in the office and getting to know my colleagues in person.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Bono. I was studying at the time for the entrance exams to the King’s Inns. On my way home from the library, I noticed that a crowd was gathered outside U2’s recording studio in the docklands so I went to check it out. As he was leaving the studio, Bono came over to say hello and autographed my contract law book. He also drew a self-portrait / doodle of himself. I was careful not to dog-ear the book after that!

What's your idea of a perfect holiday/favourite place you've ever visited?

I love European city breaks. Great trips from before the pandemic include Venice, Stockholm and Vienna. I am hoping to attend a wedding in Warsaw in May and am very much looking forward to getting to visit a new city and country for the first time in a couple of years.



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