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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft Dublin

DAC Beachcroft Dublin is particularly well known for commercial and public sector litigation and acting for insurer clients. Dublin office head Lisa Broderick leads the practice; Gary Rice is acting for the Irish Pharmacy Union in a dispute with the Department of Health and the HSE regarding financial emergency pay cuts; and Rowena McCormack is representing Savills in high-profile commercial and defamation cases. James Colville is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Lisa Broderick - DAC Beachcroft Dublin

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

DAC Beachcroft Dublin

DAC Beachcroft Dublin's caseload includes a mixture of contentious and non-contentious work, with practice head Barry Reynolds advising employers on TUPE, restructuring, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims. The team also advised on redundancies and an age discrimination claim arising out of an outsourcing exercise.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft Dublin

The team at DAC Beachcroft Dublin is noted for its 'knowledge, conscientiousness and commitment to the client'. Key areas of work include defending medical sector clients (ranging from doctors to cosmetic clinics and pharmacies) against clinical negligence claims, representing insurers in professional liability cases, and providing regulatory advice to professional associations. Consultant Niamh McKeever leads the practice; she is singled out for her 'expertise and wise counsel'. Gary Rice is also highly active in this area.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft Dublin

Rowena McCormack leads the practice at DAC Beachcroft Dublin, which specialises in advising clients from the financial, healthcare and medicines, professional regulation and sports sectors on responding to data breaches as a result of cyber incidents, including reporting to the Data Protection Commission, data subject access requests, GDPR compliance and privacy law. Senior associate Aidan Healy is also highly active in this area.

Next Generation Partners

Rowena McCormack - DAC Beachcroft Dublin

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Insurance - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft Dublin

DAC Beachcroft Dublin's core focus is on defending insured claims. The injury risk team, which comprises James Colville, newly promoted partner John Sheehy  and new senior associate Rachel Gilroy, acted on a number of personal injury insurance fraud cases. Noreen Howard and legal director Louise O’Reilly lead the non-injury risk team. The team also advised on policy coverage disputes. Katie da Gama retired from practice in April 2018.

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Public sector
Public sector - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft Dublin

Gary Rice heads the 'enthusiastic, thorough and approachable team' at DAC Beachcroft Dublin, which is commended for its 'palpable passion for the work it does'. Recent highlights include advising a state agency for sport on anti-doping investigations and prosecutions; acting for the Medical Council in relation to fitness to practise inquiries; and representing a regulatory body in a dispute with a laboratory services provider. Senior associates Aidan Healy and Brian Ormond and associate Niall Sexton are key members of the team. Consultant Aideen Ryan, who joined from McDowell Purcell, is 'thorough and pragmatic in her approach' and has 'a wealth of expertise in regulatory law'. Dublin office head Lisa Broderick is 'exceptionally practical', provides 'excellent, well-thought out advice' and 'will get the job done always'.

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