Shay is a specialist litigation and regulatory compliance solicitor, M.Inst.P. (Chartered Physicist), MRSC, (Chartered Chemist), CMIOSH (Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner), Accredited Mediator, former practicing Barrister-at-Law, Senior Engineer (Fujitsu Microelectronics Ireland) and Health & Safety Authority Inspector with well-honed civil and criminal law advisory and litigation skill sets.
He provides specialist legal advisory and litigation services in the highly technical and regulated areas of Regulatory Compliance, Employment law, Health & Safety and Claims Prevention.
He is an expert in reviewing management systems and due diligence documentation to remedy inherent weaknesses or sub-standard advice.
He advises employers on best practice in renewing insurance policies and dealing with Insurers and Regulators in the immediate aftermath of fatal and non-fatal accidents through to final resolution.
He assists employers in preparing and implementing robust and legally compliant safety management systems relating to:-
- Accident Prevention and Investigation;
- Process Safety;
- Risk Assessment;
- Chemical, Physical and Biological Agents;
- Safety Data Sheets and Machinery Safety;
- Construction [PSDP & PSCS] appointments;
- REACH, COMAH and Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) Regulations;
- Fire Safety;
- Forensic Science; and
- General Corporate Crime.
He advises on employment policies and procedures relating to the conduct of grievance and disciplinary investigations.
He advises professionals and professional bodies on alleged misconduct investigations to ensure best business practice and legal compliance in order to prevent avoidable insurance claims, regulatory complaints to the HSA, EPA, WRC and also to prevent unnecessary litigation (Civil Claims/injunction/judicial review applications).
His qualifications include the following:
- Qualified Solicitor;
- Barrister-at-Law (BL);
- MSc(Physical/Analytical Chemistry);
- Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work;
- MRSC (Chartered Chemist);
- MInstP (Chartered Physicist);
- CMIOSH, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner;
- Accredited Mediator.
He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Health & Safety Lawyers Association of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, the Construction Bar Association, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.