Diarmuid Cunningham > Comyn Kelleher Tobin > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Comyn Kelleher Tobin

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Employment


Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Departments.


Diarmuid practises as a litigation dispute lawyer, employment lawyer and a specialised healthcare lawyer. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and focuses on early intervention to avoid or resolve potential claims at an early stage to avoid unnecessary costs and expenses

As a litigator, he advises many State Bodies and their indemnifiers and many national and international insurers in areas of employers’ liability, public liability, maritime and property claims.

In his role as employment lawyer, Diarmuid has featured in prominent and ground-breaking cases before the Labour Court, Employment Appeals Tribunal, Equality Tribunal, Rights Commissioner and the High Court and Circuit Court. He has advised many employers in the public and private sector on the policies and procedures required to comply with the myriad of legislative obligations imposed by statute and regulations. 


  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Southern Law Association
  • Former member of the Employment and Equality Committee, Law Society of Ireland


  • BCL, UCC
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Employment

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.

Ireland > Insurance

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‘.