Martha Moylan - Day in the life

Associate, Dublin

Martha is an Associate in our Dublin office, working in the Insurance team.

Kennedys Dublin hold regular lunchtime seminars on different areas of law, which are helpful in terms of keeping apprised of court and market developments.

Martha Moylan, Associate

Martha Moylan Square
  • Morning

    Out of habit, I wake at the same time on my work from home days (6:30/7:00).

    Without the commute to the Kennedys’ Dublin office, I can enjoy a cup of tea in bed, a walk by the sea and a leisurely breakfast at home before starting work. This is my non-negotiable pre-work routine, and it puts me in a positive mind-set for the day ahead.

  • 9:00

    I check any e-mails received overnight, review my Outlook calendar and make my To-Do list for the day. I deal with any urgent tasks first thing.

  • 10:00

    I have a video call with Counsel to discuss a lengthy opinion received from her, and to agree a strategy. I prepare a file note to report back to the Partner on the matter, and to update our client.

  • Lunch

    I make lunch and I log in to a virtual lunchtime CPD seminar presented by a colleague on the Insurance team and a colleague on the Liability team. The seminar covers upcoming changes to the timing for pleadings under the Irish Superior Court rules.

    Kennedys Dublin hold regular lunchtime seminars on different areas of law, which are helpful in terms of keeping apprised of court and market developments.

  • 14:00

    I review and respond to some internal and client emails that came in over lunch.

  • 15:00

    I take a break, make a coffee and read the news online.

  • 15:30

    I check in with one of the senior associates I work closely with on a large file. Our regular catch-ups mean that we are easily able to keep on top of our respective workloads.

  • 16:30

    I spend some time reviewing a client file and noting the various deadlines for an upcoming mediation. I prepare draft emails to our insurer client, the insured and to our expert architect, for review by the matter Partner. I schedule a Microsoft Teams call with him to finalise the drafts.

  • Evening

    I go to my weekly yoga class and call a friend on my walk home to catch up. By 19:30 I am home, relaxed and making dinner.

Day in the life