Aideen Ryan - DAC Beachcroft

Aideen Ryan's Expertise


Aideen Ryan

Aideen is a Consultant Public and Regulatory Solicitor in DAC Beachcroft’s Dublin office. She joined DAC Beachcroft Dublin in January 2018 having worked previously as a Partner in a specialist public and regulatory law firm in Dublin.

Aideen provides specialist legal advice and representation to public and regulatory bodies on Irish and European Law. She has provided advice to public and regulatory bodies across all of their functions to include investigation and prosecution of complaints, registration/licensing, emergency suspension applications, professional competence and education, fitness to practise, sanctioning, High and Supreme Court Appeals and Judicial Reviews.  She has also provided advice and representation to professionals, representative bodies and unions in relation to the defence of hearings before regulatory bodies.

In addition, Aideen has developed a particular expertise auditing the practices and procedures of regulatory bodies against their legal frameworks to identify legal risk and improve practices and procedures.  In this regard, she has received training in process improvement through the Lean Six Sigma methodology. 

An accredited trainer, she provides training to public and regulatory bodies. Her experience includes training Committee, Council and Executive members of public and regulatory bodies on all relevant aspects of European and Irish law. She is also a former adjunct lecturer of NUI Maynooth, where she designed and introduced a year-long course in advocacy.  She is the co-author of the text book on the regulation of professional bodies in Ireland tiled “Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions” (Bloomsbury 2011) and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Finally, she is recommended as an expert in the Legal 500, Ireland Edition, for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.