Jan Hayes

Jan Hayes


Hayes McGrath is recognised as one of the top Defence Firms in the country. We aim to bring a pro-active and cost effective service to our clients, who include some of the top insurance companies both in Ireland and the UK. Our dedication and commitment to our clients is second to none and this is reflected in the success of the practice.


Serious claims require a specific expertise. Variations in how future care is determined, aids and adaptations, how medical inflation is interpreted all cause significant alterations in the insured’s potential exposure. These areas and many others to include the Finance Act and the choice of particular experts are crucial in the defence of catastrophic claims.Early clinical investigation and rehabilitation involvement can again significantly reduce the overall potential and assist the claimant towards recovery. In addition to our Defence Litigation Department, we at Hayes McGrath have put together a specific team, whose sole focus is on serious claims with a view to constant monitoring, a real hands on involvement, and a proactive approach at all stages. This includes file analysis, regular reviews, consultations both in respect of liability and quantum and full communication.


David Fenton


The Commercial Litigation department forms an important part of the firm’s practice. We have extensive experience in advising and managing litigation proceedings. Our client base includes a wide range of domestic and multinational insurance organisations, banking and financial organisations, and private clients. We give particular regard to the individual needs and objectives of our clients which is reflected in our tailored approach in each case. We have a proven track record over many years in the increasingly complex area of Professional Indemnity Litigation. Our Commercial Litigation department has represented the interests of a wide range of professionals including Accountants, Lawyers, Architects and others and we are sensitive to the needs and aspirations of Insurers and Professionals. We draw on our considerable experience and resources to achieve the optimum result consistent with pre-defined objectives, whether by way of strategic negotiation or a robust defence at trial. We have been at the forefront of many large and complex disputes in recent years, and have a pre-eminent reputation for high quality service and results. This is reflected in the size of the Department and the range of skills and resources at our disposal.

Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler


Andrew has extensive experience in advising multinational insurance companies, adjusters, brokers and corporate clients on a wide range of insurance issues and specifically in Employers Liability, Public Liability, Product Liability, Motor and Medical Negligence actions. Andrew has worked closely with major insurance clients relying on MI to ensure that new standards of excellence are being set all the time.