Lisa Joyce


Lisa Joyce is a Partner in the Public and Administrative Law Unit of our Litigation department. Lisa advises public and regulatory bodies, national industry and professional bodies, professional disciplinary bodies and private clients 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.


  • Public and Administrative Law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Professional Disciplinary Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Information Law

Representative Matters

  • Representing the Central Bank of Ireland in successfully defending three sets of urgent court proceedings challenging the administrative sanction procedure for regulated financial services providers under the Central Bank Act 1942, as amended, including the successful defence of injunction and discovery interlocutory applications. These were the first such challenges to this legislation and matters of national and European importance.
  • Advising the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland on an ongoing basis in relation to its implementation and administration of energy schemes, including representing SEAI in the defending statutory appeals against its regulatory decisions pursuant to these schemes.
  • Advising the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in relation to fitness to practise inquiries.


Joint author of the Mason Hayes & Curran Freedom of Information Sourcebook (3rd edition, 2016)

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Areas of Expertise

Public, Regulatory and Investigations Dispute Resolution Charity Law & Not-for-Profit Freedom Of Information

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


National University of Ireland, Galway, BCorp Law

National University of Ireland, Galway, Postgraduate LLB