Mary Hayes has practiced in the area of Family Law for over 20 years and has developed the department from inception to offering a wide experience in all aspects of that area, to include extensive expertise in the District Court, Circuit Court and the High Court.
Mary has also taken some cases on behalf of clients through the High Court process and to the Supreme Court, without the assistance of Counsel. She has achieved this expertise with the knowledge that where possible, all matters should be negotiated and agreed, especially where children are involved. She has trained in the practice of Mediation and whilst it is not always possible to mediate, this expertise assists in the resolutions outside the court system.
Mary has excellect access to expert and specialist advice where needed, especially relating to the financial aspects of such cases nothwithstanding her own expertise and experience in this area.
Mary has lectured in her subject throughout Ireland to both members of the profession and non profession, and has written articles for the newspapers and appeared on the radio from time to time.