Mairead brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the dispute resolution team, having previously spent 17 years at a well-known firm, 7 years of which were as a partner.
Mairead has extensive experience representing clients, from high net worth individuals to international organisations. She is known for giving practical, clear advice, tailored to the specific needs and objectives of each client.
Mairead qualified in 2004 and has worked in insolvency, commercial and property disputes since then. Her cases have taken her to the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal as well as to specialist Tribunals.
Mairead recognises that disputes are not just about the dispute and is sensitive to other factors such as preserving commercial relationships, risk and value for money. She looks for creative ways to resolve disputes. Many of her cases are resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation and informal negotiations. This can result in a faster and more cost-effective outcome for clients.
Mairead has successfully obtained injunctions to preserve assets and evidence, both pre and post issue of formal court proceedings.
She has advised insolvency professionals and office holders on their obligations pre and post insolvency and advised on a broad spectrum of matters which arise in insolvency cases, including preferences, transactions at an undervalue, misfeasance and tracing.
Mairead’s commercial and property experience has involved:
- contractual disputes
- construction disputes, including claims pursuant to various JCT and NEC contracts
- shareholder and partnership disputes
- commercial landlord and tenant issues including breach of lease and dilapidations claims
- commercial rates appeals.
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