Our Team

Michael Hegarty


  • Qualified 1981
  • BCL, University College Dublin
  • Diploma in Employment Law
  • Diploma in Commercial Litigation
  • Diploma in Mediation
  • Accredited CEDR Mediator


  • A determined and pragmatic litigator for over 30 years in:-
    • Personal injuries (both plaintiff and defendant)
    • Commercial litigation
    • Defamation
    • Employment law
    • Professional discipline and regulation


  • Landmark cases in High Court and Supreme Court, including many Judicial Review cases
  • Regularly represents clients before the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court, formerly the Rights Commission Service, the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Equality Tribunal
  • Acted for the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) for almost 20 years
  • Unique insight into all matters of the law concerning An Garda Síochána, including Garda Compensation and Disciplinary matters and Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC)
  • Tribunals, including the Morris Tribunal, the Beef Tribunal and currently the Charleton Tribunal
  • Represented Gardaí in the O’Higgins Commission
  • Judicial Inquiry surrounding the death of Sergeant Michael Galvin in Donegal
  • Played a significant part in establishing the Commission of Investigation into Leas Cross Nursing Home and in drafting the Commission's terms of reference.
  • Former managing partner of Smyth O’Brien Hegarty prior to joining Reddy Charlton as a consultant in 2017


Contact: mhegarty@reddycharlton.ie