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Sinéad Taaffe, Partner, Public and Regulatory

Sinéad Taaffe, Partner, Public and Regulatory, Fieldfisher

I have acted on behalf of a number of public and regulatory bodies and have extensive knowledge and experience in advising on all aspects of public, administrative and regulatory law. I manage a large team of solicitors that advise public sector clients operating across a range of sectors including health and social care, education, finance and professional services.

I have extensive experience in advising statutory bodies on the discharge of all aspects of their functions, including in respect of registration/licensing, education and competence, investigations/inspections, fitness to practise/professional conduct Inquiries, prosecutions, litigation and corporate governance. I have also advised statutory regulatory bodies in respect of the implementation of amending legislation and the drafting of codes, procedures and guidelines.

I am an experienced litigator with vast experience in the defence of statutory appeals and judicial review proceedings at all court levels, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. I have managed a number of the landmark cases on behalf of statutory regulators.

I also advise clients in respect of other statutory applications to the High Court, including emergency suspension applications and enforcement applications and frequently advocate before the Courts.

I am noted in Legal 500 for my “commercially focused and clear advice”. I have a proven ability to ensure that clients receive timely, focused, practical legal advice which minimises their legal risk, always having regard to the statutory remit and regulatory environments in which they operate.

My experience includes providing legal services to statutory and regulatory bodies operating across a range of sectors including health and social care, education, finance and professional services. I have advised clients on the discharge of all aspects of their functions.

I have also advised sporting organisations in the context of matters proceeding to hearing before their membership body.

I have a keen interest in Gaelic Games and sport generally. I enjoy listening to music and attending concerts in my spare time.

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