Firm Profile > Comyn Kelleher Tobin > Cork, Ireland

Comyn Kelleher Tobin
2 GEORGE'S QUAY
CORK
Ireland

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Comyn Kelleher Tobin's 'experienced' team is well known for clinical defence litigation, with particular strength in acting for public sector clients, although it also represents private insurers. In addition to complex personal injury claims, the team advises on disputes within hospitals, wardships and clinical trial arrangements. The 'well-established' Eamon Harrington leads the five-partner team in Cork, which has been active advising on high-value medical negligence claims. The team was also bolstered by the arrival of Yvonne Joyce from Hayes Solicitors in 2018. In Dublin, the firm's merger with litigation specialist Jim Eustace & Co Solicitors has led to an increase in work for London-based insurers.

Practice head(s):

Eamon Harrington

Testimonials

Comyn Kelleher Tobin stands out in terms of performance and excellence. We appreciate the firm’s considered judgement, breadth of skill set, excellent relationships with fellow legal colleagues and clients, speedy response times and the fact that they can be strong without being unnecessarily confrontational.

Eamon Harrington is extremely professional in all areas of his work and has an innate wisdom when dealing with dispute resolution. He has excellent evaluative skills and the ability to get to the core of the matter to help resolve even the most complex dispute issues.

The healthcare team in Comyn Kelleher Tobin is one of the most experienced in Ireland. They regularly advise on complex medical negligence cases and provide an excellent service to clients. They are dedicated, knowledgeable and true experts in their field.

Eamon Harrington, Yvonne Joyce and Patrice O’Keeffe are all very hardworking, professional individuals who work tirelessly to bring cases to a conclusion. They have excellent communication skills and go above and beyond to deliver a full service.

The team at CKT consistently deliver an excellent service. They are proactive in their approach to resolving matters and are always available to assist.

Eamon Harrington is very well established in the industry and has a great rapport with clients and colleagues. He is pragmatic and responsive in his approach to resolving matters. Eamon is very good at anticipating the next steps and getting ahead.

Insurance Tier 3

Comyn Kelleher Tobin acts in defence of insurers, particularly in personal injury cases. It has recently been involved in litigation for insurers including Munich Re and Zurich. The practice is headed by Eamon Harrington, 'an excellent strategist on complex litigation', who leads on healthcare-related matters, and Daniel McLoughlin, who specialises in employer and public liability. Others to note include Diarmuid Cunningham, an experienced employment liability practitioner, and Yvonne Joyce, who 'truly understands the healthcare/dispute resolution environment'.

Practice head(s):

Eamon Harrington; Daniel McLoughlin

Testimonials

‘A team based approach to complex cases ensures that best advice is received and more importantly we are aware that issues have received the appropriate level of attention and can be confident of their advice. Easy access to partners and decision makers. Prompt response and high level of compliance with our particular claim handling requirements and procedures.’

‘The professionalism, expertise and excellence in their work coupled with empathy and clarity of advice and vision makes Comyn Kelleher Tobin stand out in terms of performance and excellence. They are an excellent firm which are not unnecessarily confrontational and they get results for their clients.’

‘We work with Eamonn Harrington and Debbie Moore. These two ensure they deliver on the service we expect.’

‘Eamon Harrington is an extremely clear thinker, an excellent strategist on complex litigation cases and displays excellent judgement, the quality of his work and guidance is simply superb. Patrice O’Keeffe is excellent – calm, professional, responsive and client-friendly. Yvonne Joyce is extremely proactive and truly understands the healthcare/dispute resolution environment.’

Employment Tier 5

Comyn Kelleher Tobin's employment practice frequently acts for the Health Service Executive in contentious matters; recent highlights in this space include successfully settling an employment injunction matter. The firm also acts for University College Cork and several private business. The practice is headed by Diarmuid Cunningham and grew significantly in 2019, with the promotion of Emily Sexton to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Diarmuid Cunningham

The firm: Comyn Kelleher Tobin has offices in Dublin and Cork with a team of more than 60 professionals, providing comprehensive services throughout Ireland to businesses, insurers and government agencies.

Founded in 1981, the team 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, maritime and healthcare sectors. CKT represents clients such as the Health Service Executive, State Claims Agency, Tusla – the Child and Family Agency, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and University College Cork for decades.

Clients choose CKT because they know it understands their objectives and offers them the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment to get their deals done efficiently and effectively.

Areas of practice: Alternate dispute resolution and commercial litigation: all mediators in CKT’s ADR and commercial litigation teams are CEDR accredited, covering national and international disputes, with a reputation for getting cases resolved in a cost-effective, practical and commercial way.

Banking and finance: the team advises major domestic financial institutions and corporate clients with intellectual rigor and deep product expertise, regularly working alongside regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialists to develop innovative solutions for the firm’s clients.

Commercial and corporate: a leading advisor on mergers, acquisitions, complex joint ventures, disposals, corporate restructuring and more, CKT is able to combine exceptional transactional skills and specialist expertise.

Employment: as well as acting on behalf of the Health Service Executive, the firm advises on employment law including senior executive disputes, shareholder and director disputes. CKT’s team members include members of the Employment and Equality Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and a vice-chair of the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

Child and family: established over 25 years ago, this team advises on every aspect of family law, including separation, divorce, nullity, maintenance, access to children, prenuptial agreements, civil partnerships, foreign divorce, child abduction, and relocation applications and enforcement of orders. CKT operates the largest childcare team in the country. The firm’s team members are highly experienced solicitor advocates who advise and represent Tusla – the Child and Family Agency and other public bodies on all matters relating to childcare, juvenile justice, wardship, mental health issues, capacity, and statutory duties and responsibilities.

Healthcare and life sciences: as advisors to the Health Service Executive and its indemnifier, CKT offer a key understanding of all aspects of healthcare law. They also attend before coroners’ inquests and advise on matters including clinical trials, employment issues, disciplinary issues, professional negligence, responses to the media, mental health issues and wardship.

Insurance: for decades CKT’s has advised on the interpretation and drafting of insurance policies, and prosecute and defend policy interpretation and indemnity disputes. CKT’s defence work includes EL/PL, professional negligence and clinical negligence, representing all major insurers in the Irish market.

Maritime:  CKT has over 30 years’ experience acting on behalf of ship owners, their specialist insurers and allied industry organisations. The firm’s advisory work ranges from the highest-profile causalities and major maritime losses to death, personal injury claims and day-to-day commercial disputes arising under shipping contracts.

Private client: includes drafting wills, asset protection, enduring powers of attorney, establishing trusts, processing probate and intestacy applications, and advising on probate tax and capital acquisitions tax. CKT offer the complementary services of its property, corporate and commercial, and family departments to assist in providing a bespoke, streamlined legal service to the firm’s private clients.

Real estate: the firm handles transactions for leading builders, developers, banks, investors, landlords, tenants and businesses. Advice is provided on development and planning, projects and construction, large loans, mezzanine, loan workouts, distressed debt acquisition, investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitisation, structuring and joint ventures, and complex real estate mergers and acquisitions.

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'Keefe +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
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.
 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,…
 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
 Barry Kelleher  photo Barry Kelleher Solicitor in Healthcare & Litigation Departments
 Alison Kelleher  photo Alison Kelleher Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution 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
 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.
 Hilda O’Keeffe  photo Hilda O’Keeffe Partner in the Corporate & Healthcare Departments
 Patrice O’Keeffe  photo Patrice O’Keeffe Partner in the Healthcare, Litigation & Mediation 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 : 26
Total employees : 60
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Other offices : Dublin