Niamh Callaghan


Niamh is a Partner in our Corporate team where she advises charities, social enterprises and other businesses on a wide range of corporate, restructuring and compliance issues.  As well as advising on the full range of activities carried out by charities and social enterprises, Niamh’s areas of focus include establishing new and changing existing legal and constitutional structures for clients in those sectors.

Niamh advises her clients on their compliance with the Charities Act 2009, Companies Act 2014, governance codes, fundraising principles, HSE compliance codes and service arrangements.  Niamh’s clients vary from large Irish hospitals, universities, schools, public bodies, religious organisations, international NGOs and household name charities to think tanks, campaigning organisations, social enterprises and local voluntary groups.


  • Corporate
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructurings

Representative Matters

  • Advises Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, on the transfer of its activities to Children’s Health Ireland and its eventual move to the new site at St James’ Hospital campus.
  • Advises the National Maternity Hospital on its negotiations with the HSE and St Vincent’s Hospital on the proposed relocation of NMH to the St Vincent’s site.    
  • Advised a large group of Section 38 Agencies on the requirements of the Annual Compliance Statement, as issued by the HSE and on compliance with the HSE Service Arrangement.


Legal 500, 2020:

Niamh Callaghan "brings both legal expertise and a practical approach to the issues raised".

Recent Work

Niamh was appointed to the First Consultative Panel to the Charities Regulatory Authority and is a co-author of the Report of the Consultative Panel on Charitable Fundraising dated June 2017.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Niamh regularly provides seminars to her clients in the charity sector, most recently to her religious clients at a seminar jointly run with PwC, which advised the audience on their duties and responsibilities pursuant to the Charities Act 2009.  Niamh also speaks at events hosted by Cii, Davy amd other parties in the charity sector. 

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Areas of Expertise

Charity Law & Not-for-Profit Company Law Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions


University College Dublin, BCL INTL.