Sinéad Counihan


Sinéad is the Director of Knowledge at Mason Hayes & Curran and is the Knowledge Lawyer for the Real Estate department. Sinéad manages and is responsible for developing the firm's knowledge management strategy, leveraging and building the firm's knowledge base and enhancing business processes and efficiencies.

As a Knowledge Lawyer, Sinéad supports the real estate department’s lawyers by managing the department’s knowledge resources, maintaining precedents and know how documents and providing updates on key legal developments such as important legislative and case law developments and relevant upcoming legislative changes which may impact on the business of clients. Sinéad also designs, implements and delivers training for the real estate department.

Sinéad was admitted to practise as a solicitor in 2006 and has over 10 years extensive experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions and landlord and tenant matters.

Sinéad has advised clients in relation to all aspects of real estate transactions, including sales and acquisitions, finance, site developments, multi-unit and mixed use developments, leases and related landlord and tenant matters, both contentious and non-contentious.


  • Knowledge management
  • Education and training
  • Commercial and residential sales and acquisitions
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Multi-unit and mixed use developments

Recent Work

Knowledge management and training experience

  • Developing the firm’s knowledge management strategy.
  • Designing and delivering training for the real estate team.

Real estate experience

  • Acquisition and disposal of residential and commercial property.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Sinéad delivers training for the real estate team, speaks at Knowledge Management conferences and on real estate topics at MHC client events.
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin, BCL (Euro L.S.)

University of Vienna, Austria, (Erasmus programme)

The Law Society of Ireland, Certificate in Professional Education