Eamon Harrington > Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP
2 George's Quay

Work Department

Alternate Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Partner in Dispute Resolution group with focus on: Healthcare, Professional indemnity, Mediation, Insurance


Eamon is Head of CKT’s Healthcare and Litigation Departments.

Eamon acts on behalf of a number of leading indemnifiers, as well as acting nationally as a Mediator and Arbitrator on behalf of the State and third parties regularly. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mediator and Arbitrator, as well as promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution.

Eamon is recognised internationally for his work and leadership in these areas and is regularly requested to speak at legal events in Ireland and internationally.

Eamon acts in the defence of complex, catastrophic medical negligence actions and commercial disputes.

Eamon is  Junior Vice-President of the Law Society of Ireland Council and past president of the Southern Law Association and past Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Law Society. He has chaired on Litigation, ADR and Professional Indemnity committees. He is often identified as a leading figure on the defendant side of Irish medical negligence cases.

Eamon is a ranked lawyer in The Legal500 and Chambers and Partners Europe Guides.


English and French


  • Junior Vice-President, Law Society of Ireland Council
  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • Former Chairman, Litigation Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • Former Chairman, ADR Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • Former Chairman, Professional Indemnity Committee, Law Society of Ireland
  • Former Council Member, Irish Commercial Mediation Association
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Past President, Southern Law Association
  • Notary Public
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Employment Appeals Tribunal


  • BA, UCC
  • Diploma in Property Tax
  • BCL, National University of Ireland
  • LL.M, National University of Ireland
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Employment

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP‘s team is particularly active in the healthcare sector, displaying broad expertise in trade union agreements, redundancies, discrimination issues, and unfair dismissal claims. Emily Sexton heads the group, advising on workplace stress claims and employer’s liability claims, in addition to handling liability claims for government bodies and insurers. Litigator Eamon Harrington has vast experience representing employees and employers in termination of employment and disciplinary matters.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Eamon Harrington– Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP 

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP is a major player in healthcare litigation, especially clinical and professional negligence, along with product liability cases. The firm has defended the Health Service Executive (HSE) for decades, along with the State Claims Agency since 2004. The firm is also noted for insurance coverage disputes, data protection matters and GDPR claims. Eamon Harrington is head of litigation and has an outstanding reputation in medical negligence. Patrice O’Keeffe, Katharine Kelleher and Hilda O’Keeffe are also key partners, along with Alison Kelleher and Yvonne Joyce.

Ireland > Insurance

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP has an immense record in defending clients against personal injury and professional negligence claims. This includes public, employers’ and occupiers’ liability matters, along with major clinical negligence claims. The firm acts for the Health Service Executive, State Claims Agency and a range of insurers and reinsurers. In Cork, Eamon Harrington is rated for medical negligence and personal injury claims, and managing partner Deborah Moore is another leader in clinical negligence. Daniel McLoughlin and Nicola Kiely are also key partners.