Aideen Ryan - DAC Beachcroft

Aideen Ryan's Expertise


Aideen Ryan

Aideen is a Consultant Solicitor who specialises in DAC Beachcroft’s Dublin office.

She joined DAC Beachcroft Dublin in 2018 having worked previously as a Partner in a specialist public and regulatory law firm.

Aideen has over 15 years’ experience providing specialist legal advice and representation to public and regulatory bodies on Irish and European Law across a range of sectors including health and social care, education and finance. She has provided advice to statutory 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.

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.

She is an accredited trainer and provides training to public and regulatory bodies. She is also a former adjunct lecturer of NUI Maynooth, where she designed and introduced a year-long course in advocacy.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Training Committee, Council and Executive members of public and regulatory bodies on all relevant aspects of European and Irish law.

Aideen is recommended as an expert in the Legal 500, Ireland Edition, in which she is described as 'thorough and pragmatic in her approach' and has 'a wealth of expertise in regulatory law'.

In addition, 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.