Firm Profile > Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP > Cork, Ireland

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP
2 GEORGE'S QUAY
CORK
Ireland

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The sizeable healthcare team at Cork-based Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP specialises in the defence of medical negligence claims, acting for major insurers and the state's largest indemnifier. It also has experience in regulatory matters in the healthcare sector. Eamon Harrington, who is noted for his strength in mediation as well as in large-scale medical negligence litigation, leads the team. Other key contacts include Patrice O’Keeffe, Hilda O’Keeffe, Alison Kelleher and Yvonne Joyce, all of whom specialise in healthcare disputes.

Practice head(s):

Eamon Harrington

Other key lawyers:

Patrice O’Keeffe; Hilda O’Keeffe; Alison Kelleher; Yvonne Joyce; Katherine Kelleher

Key clients

Health Service Executive

Medisec

Irish Public Bodies Insurance

Allianz Insurance

Tusla – the Child and Family Agency

State Claims Agency

Insurance Tier 3

Based in Cork and Dublin, specialist defence litigation firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP has notable expertise in medical negligence and personal injury litigation, acting for major insurers and state bodies. Eamon Harrington, who has significant experience in healthcare-related claims, particularly catastrophic injury matters, leads the team alongside Daniel McLoughlin, who has expertise in employers' liability, public liability and motor claims.

Practice head(s):

Eamon Harrington; Daniel McLoughlin

Other key lawyers:

Yvonne Joyce; Diarmuid Cunningham; Patrice O’Keeffe; Deborah Moore

Key clients

Health Service Executive

State Claims Agency

Allianz insurance

University College Cork

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Cork County Council

Medisec

Employment Tier 5

Cork-based law firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP specialises in providing employment advice to public sector bodies, particularly the Health Services Executive. The practice handles contentious matters such as discrimination, penalisation and unfair dismissal claims. In addition, it assists clients with issues arising from redundancies and contractual matters, among others. Practice head Diarmuid Cunningham and Emily Sexton are the key contacts in the team.

Practice head(s):

Diarmuid Cunningham

Other key lawyers:

Emily Sexton

Key clients

Health Service Executive

University College Cork

The firm:  With a team of more than 60 professionals, Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP (CKT) is ranked in the top 25 law firms in Ireland. Established in 1982, CKT has offices in Cork and Dublin, and is internationally recognised as a full-service law firm handling work of a quality and scale that places it among the leading firms in the insurance market, employment and healthcare sectors. CKT’s dynamic team of lawyers have a strong reputation of providing strategic legal advice and superb service in litigation and dispute resolution, healthcare and medical law, insurance, commercial, employment, residential and commercial property, and child and family law.

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution – Healthcare Litigation:

CKT has one of Ireland’s largest healthcare teams and an unsurpassed reputation in the provision of top-class legal services to healthcare clients including the HSE and Tusla – The Child and Family Agency, hospitals, doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, clinics and their indemnifiers. CKT also represents healthcare indemnity organisations, as well as the State Claims Agency. We have a deep understanding of all the legal issues that arise for healthcare clients, as well as a complete knowledge of the real challenges faced by healthcare providers, hospitals, and clinicians. The team actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available and advise clients on choosing the method most appropriate to them and the particular matter. Resolving disputes quickly and effectively is central to how we approach any matter. The dispute resolution partners are all CEDR Accredited Mediators.

Insurance/Insurance – Dispute Resolution:

CKT provides legal services to insurance and reinsurance companies in the Irish and UK markets. The firm represents leading domestic Irish insurers and intermediaries, for whom the firm undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work. CKT has a proven track record of finding solutions using alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation, conciliation and arbitration where appropriate. The firm assists and supports clients in the investigation of circumstances which are likely to lead to claims and provide and/or advise on coverage options. The firm ensures no case proceeds to trial or hearing without having first considered alternative methods to resolve even the most contentious of disputes. The firm’s mediators are one of the most sought-after in the country for contentious disputes.

Employment:

CKT is a recognised leader in employment law in Ireland. The firm prides itself on the ability to listen and understand its clients’ requirements, and to deliver that service in a timely and cost-effective way. As advisors to state bodies, schools, universities, large corporations and small companies, the firm ensures advice is tailor-made to each individual business’ requirements. While most clients are employers, the firm also represents high-level employees and offers an understanding that allows it to see both sides of every situation. CKT’s employment law team are involved in advising at all stages, from recruitment of employees through to termination. Clients appreciate that the team’s in-depth working knowledge of their business and advice in non-contentious work significantly limits client’s exposure to contentious issues in the workplace. Each member of the employment team is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, and strives to find a practical solution to the most complex of workplace issues. The firm is a regular contributor to Legal Island, a multi-award winning workplace compliance company, frequently providing expert analysis of topical and landmark Judgments.

Child & Family Law:

CKT’s child and family law team, headed by Denise Kirwan, has specialised knowledge in the area of child care and family law. With one of the largest child care legal teams in Ireland, the team comprises of highly experienced solicitor advocates who advise and represent several public bodies on all matters relating to child care, juvenile justice, wardship, mental health issues, capacity and statutory duties and responsibilities. The team advises on regulatory issues, risk management, Codes of Conduct and bring prosecutions on behalf of TUSLA – The Child and Family Agency, and others. The team appears in courts nationwide including District Court, Circuit Court and High Court dealing with complex and sensitive child care cases. The team also delivers extensive client training to TUSLA – The Child and Family Agency and has delivered lectures to the Law Society of Ireland, social workers, Bessborough family support service, Arbour House Addiction Services, HSE and other national counselling services.

Real Estate/Property:

CKT’s property and commercial conveyancing team, headed by Deborah Moore, offers clients the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment to get their deals done efficiently and effectively. The team handle transactions for leading builders, developers, banks, investors, landlords, tenants and businesses. CKT is ideally placed to advise on a range of complex transactions with specialist property capability and excellent skills in finance. The firm advises on development and planning, projects and construction, large loans, mezzanine, loan workouts, distressed debt acquisition (including loan-to-own strategies), investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitisation, structuring and joint ventures, and complex real estate mergers and acquisitions.

Commercial:

CKT’s commercial law team works in partnership with business, to ensure the team has a thorough understanding of the client organisation and its objectives. Through this understanding and service promise the team has developed long term working relationships with a broad and diverse client base including the Health Service Executive. The team focus on understanding the importance of cost certainty and providing value. The commercial team combine exceptional transactional skills with specialist expertise including employment and benefits, environmental and intellectual property. This enables the team to handle the numerous issues that can arise in a single corporate transaction.

Department Name Email Telephone
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Defence Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Insurance Eamon Harrington +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Defence Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Insurance, Banking and Finance, Real Estate Debbie Moore +353 21 4626900
Employment and Pensions, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Data Protection, Maritime, Debt Recovery, Healthcare Diarmuid Cunningham +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Employment and Pensions, Data Protection Patrice O'Keeffe +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Commercial and Corporate, Real Estate Hilda O'Keeffe +353 21 4626900
Real Estate, Private Client, Commercial and Corporate, Banking and Finance Emma Comyn +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Defence Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Data Protection Alison Kelleher +353 21 4626900
Child Protection, Family, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Healthcare Denise Kirwan +353 21 4626900
Child and Adult Protection, Family, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Healthcare Katherine Kelleher +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Daniel McLoughlin +3531 8745929
Commercial Litigation, Child Protection, Family Sinead Fitzgerald +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Defence Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Data Protection Yvonne Joyce +353 21 4626900
Real Estate, Private Client, Commercial and Corporate, Banking and Finance Tom Tobin +353 21 4626900
Real Estate, Private Client, Commercial and Corporate Louise Duggan +353 21 4626900
Child Protection, Family, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Michelle Cronin +353 21 4626900
Employment and Pensions, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Data Protection Emily Sexton +353 21 4626900
Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Private Client, Commercial and Corporate David Ryan +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Defence Litigation, Insurance. Nicola Kiely +3531 8745929
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Fionnuala Cullinane +353 21 4626900
Private Client, Debt recovery Barry Kelleher +353 21 4626900
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Defence Litigation, Healthcare and Life Sciences Cliona Kenny +353 21 4626900
Child and Adult Protection, Family, Healthcare Lebeau Jonker +3531 8745929
Alternate Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Julie McEvoy +3531 8745929
Child Protection, Family Clare Daly +353 21 4626900
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mary Boland  photo Mary Boland Solicitor in the firm’s Childcare Department
 Emma Comyn  photo Emma Comyn Partner in our Property and Probate Departments
 Michelle Cronin  photo Michelle Cronin Solicitor in the Health Services & Family Law departments
 Fionnuala Cullinane  photo Fionnuala Cullinane Solicitor in the Healthcare and Commercial Property Departments
 Diarmuid Cunningham  photo Diarmuid Cunningham Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Departments.
 Clare Daly  photo Clare Daly Solicitor
 Louise Duggan  photo Louise Duggan Partner in the firms Property and Real Estate Departments.
 Sinead Fitzgerald  photo Sinead Fitzgerald Sinead is a Partner in the firm’s Family and Child Law departments
 Eamon Harrington  photo Eamon Harrington Partner in Dispute Resolution group with focus on: Healthcare, Professional indemnity, Mediation,…
 Kevin Healy  photo Kevin Healy Solicitor
 Lebeau Jonker  photo Lebeau Jonker Lebeau is a Partner in Comyn Kelleher Tobin’s Health and Medical Law…
 Yvonne Joyce  photo Yvonne Joyce Partner in the Healthcare Department
 Alison Kelleher  photo Alison Kelleher Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution Departments
 Barry Kelleher  photo Barry Kelleher Solicitor in Healthcare & Litigation Departments
 Katharine Kelleher  photo Katharine Kelleher Partner in Healthcare, Childcare and Mental Health Departmnents
 Cliona Kenny  photo Cliona Kenny Solicitor in the Litigation and Healthcare departments
 Denise Kirwan  photo Denise Kirwan Partner-in-Charge Child Protection Department
 Julie McEvoy  photo Julie McEvoy Solicitor in our Litigation Department
 Daniel McLoughlin  photo Daniel McLoughlin Partner in the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Departments
 Deborah Moore  photo Deborah Moore Managing Partner Dispute Resolution, Litigation (Clinical Negligence and Personal Injuries Defence), Real…
 Barry  Murphy  photo Barry  Murphy Solicitor in Comyn Kelleher Tobin’s Litigation and Health and Medical Law Departments.
 Patrice O'Keeffe photo Patrice O'Keeffe Partner in the Healthcare, Litigation & Mediation Departments
 Hilda O'Keeffe photo Hilda O'Keeffe Partner in the Corporate & Healthcare Departments
 David Ryan  photo David Ryan Solicitor in the Property & Commercial Department
 Emily Sexton  photo Emily Sexton Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Departments
 David Taylor  photo David Taylor Solicitor in the firm’s Family Law & Child Protection Departments
 Karen Tobin  photo Karen Tobin Solicitor in our Family and Litigation Departments
 Tom Tobin  photo Tom Tobin Consultant in the firm’s Commercial & Property Departments
Number of lawyers : 28
Total employees : 60
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Other offices : Dublin