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Laura Rattigan

Senior Associate


Laura is a Senior Associate in the Public, Regulatory and Investigations Law team of Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. She has a wealth of experience in litigation and dispute resolution matters, with a particular emphasis on defence litigation. As part of her litigation skill set, she specialises in judicial review proceedings and rights of light claims and in the area of defamation law.

In addition, Laura, has a broad range of experience in advising on public and administrative law matters. In particular, she advises public bodies on their statutory powers and duties, governance issues, vires issues, fair procedures, sectoral regulation and statutory interpretation.

Laura also has a particular expertise and experience in advising clients in relation to private and public inquiries and investigations of all forms. She regularly advises professional disciplinary bodies in respect of investigations and fitness to practise inquiries.

Specialties:

  • Defence litigation/dispute resolution

  • Judicial review

  • Rights of light

  • Investigations and Inquiries

  • Defamation

Representative Matters

  • Acting for and advising an international pharmaceutical company, in respect of a multi million euro product. Represented the client in bringing judicial review proceedings against the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) in Ireland, concerning its decision to grant a marketing authorisation to a company in respect of a generic veterinary medicinal product. This involved advising on the regulation of veterinary and human medicinal products within the European framework.​

  • Represented the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) before various high profiled public statutory inquiries including the Fennelly Commission of Investigation; the O’Higgins Commission of Investigation and the Clarke Inquiry which was established pursuant to the Garda Síochána Act 2005, as amended. The final reports of each of these Inquiries vindicated the role of GSOC.

  • Acted in a high profile rights of light dispute by representing a charitable organisation in a very contentious construction development dispute at a site in City Quay which is now owned by Irish Life. The development was undertaken by Bennett Construction. The claim was for damages for nuisance caused by interference with the rights to light enjoyed by the church at City Quay.

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Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Member of Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Member of the Environmental and Planning Lawyers Association

Education

University College Dublin , BCL

University College Dublin , LL.M. European Law

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns , BL