Vanessa Byrne


Vanessa is co-head of our Real Estate team, with a practice in all aspects of commercial property, conveyancing and landlord and tenant law. Vanessa heads a team of property lawyers that specialise in the property law and development aspects of energy and infrastructure projects and buying and selling trading assets such as hotels, student accommodation and healthcare assets.

Vanessa has an extensive landlord and tenant practice and negotiates complex agreements for lease, commercial leases, licenses and concession agreements. She is admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, as well as Ireland. 

Vanessa also acts for financial institutions on the sale and purchase of property backed loan portfolios.  Vanessa is also lead partner on the Mason Hayes & Curran trainee recruitment panel and is known for her composure and commerciality. 


  • Commercial Property
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Wind farms/Renewables
  • Nursing homes and primary care centres
  • Student accommodation 

Representative Matters

  • Acting for the Vendors of the Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport.
  • Acting in the site acquisition and development of student accommodation premises in Dublin 7 and Dublin 8.
  • Acting for an ICAV on the acquisition of a major portfolio of office blocks and development sites.


Chambers and Partners, 2018

"She is personable but firm and she knows her stuff, she is on top of her game."

Chambers and Partners, 2017

"She has a can-do attitude and is very pleasant."  

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Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law Investment Group Hotels & Leisure Retail Group Public Benefit Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


Queen's University Belfast (LLB)