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A&L Goodbody advises clients such as Aviva on non-contentious matters, as well as handling substantial professional negligence claims. Practice head James Grennan also advised XL Group on its re-domiciliation from Ireland to Bermuda. Laura Mulleady is also recommended.

At Arthur Cox, non-contentious specialists Elizabeth Bothwell and Jennifer McCarthy have ‘outstanding knowledge of the regulatory space’ and advised Swiss Re on its acquisition of Guardian Financial Group. David O’Donohoe leads work on coverage disputes.

Matheson’s team, which ‘gets to the issues quickly’, is representing Aviva in a significant subrogation claim against the Electricity Supply Board; April McClements and practice head Sharon Daly lead on contentious work. The ‘well-informedDarren Maher has particular expertise in non-contentious health insurance matters.

McCann FitzGerald shows ‘broad understanding of the corporate and regulatory environment’ in work for clients such as MetLife and Zurich. The team has substantial experience of defending complex professional negligence cases. Darragh Murphy and Roddy Bourke are the main contacts.

William Fry’s team provides ‘excellent partner access and practical advice’. Fiona Barry handles contentious work for various professional indemnity bodies. John Larkin and Eoin Caulfield respectively advised bidder and target during Fosun International’s acquisition of Ironshore.

DAC Beachcroft Dublin provides ‘a proactive and cost-efficient service’ to insurers such as Zurich. Practice head Katie da Gama specialises in professional indemnity cases, Noreen Howard is a medical malpractice expert and James Colville leads on personal injury work.

Dillon Eustace’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by Kieran Cowhey and Andrew Bates, who specialise in contentious and non-contentious work respectively. The team is defending the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland in a high-profile coverage case relating to losses arising from the collapse of Setanta.

Eversheds Sutherland handled various property-related mandates, including Jim Trueick defending a firm of solicitors accused of not obtaining good title over land. Aisling Gannon focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Edmund Butler leads the team at LK Shields Solicitors, which regularly defends professional indemnity claims arising in the real estate sector. Other areas of expertise include directors’ and officers’ liability and product liability insurance.

Mason Hayes & Currandelivers successful outcomes’ across a range of insurance lines, including professional indemnity, personal injury and medical malpractice. Ailbhe Gilvarry is ‘incisive’, Rachel Kavanagh is ‘extremely competent’ and Gemma Coady is ‘a fine lawyer’. Lorcan Buckley retired.

Ronan Daly Jermyn’s strong insurer client base includes Allianz. The team has particular expertise in defending professional indemnity claims, but also handles personal injury defence work. Richard Martin leads the team.

BLM specialises in personal injury defence work and related fraud cases for clients such as Aviva. Gavin Campbell heads the practice, for which the State Claims Agency is a new client.

Beale & Company Solicitors LLP regularly acts for clients such as RSA on professional negligence claims relating to construction professionals and solicitors. Tara Cosgrove heads the team.

Insurance boutique Corrigan & Corrigan handles contentious claims work across the full range of insurance lines. Name partner Michael Corrigan is ‘a very good operator’.

DWF’s growing team is jointly headed by Aoife Gaughan and Lorna McAuliffe, who act for clients such as Hiscox on a range of professional indemnity claims.

At Eugene F. Collins, non-contentious specialist Garrett Miller has ‘an in-depth knowledge of insurance legislation’, and advised on various regulatory matters. David Cantrell and Terry Leggett handle professional negligence cases.

Hayes Solicitors is well known for its healthcare expertise and the team regularly represents clients such as the Medical Protection Society in medical negligence cases. Mary Hough is the main contact.

Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s sizeable claims team includes Harry Fehily, who ‘provides strong advice on complex professional indemnity matters’, ‘excellent defence litigator’ Robert Kennedy, and personal injury specialist Tríona Walsh.

Kennedys recently hired Daniel Scanlon from Maples and Calder. Areas of contentious expertise include catastrophic personal injury and professional indemnity cases.

Maples and Calder’s professional indemnity practice has particular expertise in the liabilities of insurance brokers and aviation companies. Practice head Peter Lennon is ‘extremely good’.

Beauchamps Solicitors has particular expertise in defending solicitors in professional negligence cases. Emma Keegan is the main contact.

ByrneWallace provides ‘a fast and experienced service’ when defending insureds in road traffic and personal injury litigation. Jon Legorburu and Louise Holmes are the names to note.

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