Patrick O’Connor

Senior Associate

Patrick is a Senior Associate on the Pensions team with our Employment Law and Benefits department. He joined Mason Hayes & Curran in 2019 having previously worked for four years, as an in-house solicitor with a large pension provider and professional trustee company.

Patrick advises trustees, pension providers and employers on all aspects of pension law. He has extensive experience in all areas of pension law including the drafting and amendment of scheme documentation, the interpretation of pensions legislation and Revenue compliance. Patrick has experience in trust law, managing complaints to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman and pension investment structuring. Patrick also has particular expertise in advising on single member pension arrangements.


  • Pensions law and regulation
  • Trust law
  • Self-administered pensions

Representative Matters

  • Acted for a large single member pension provider on a number of bespoke loan note investments carried out on behalf of a number of small self-administered schemes and PRSAs.
  • Assisted in advising a multinational professional services company on the consolidation of its defined contribution pension scheme documentation.
  • Assisted in advising a leading medical device and life science US multinational in establishing a share participation scheme for its Irish employees including the review of trust law aspects and Revenue requirements.
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Areas of Expertise

Pensions Employment Law & Benefits Law

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Institute of Banking

Council Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland


University College Cork, BCL

University College Dublin, LLM (Commercial)

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Investment Funds