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

Comyn Kelleher Tobin

Work Department

Alternate Dispute Resolution and Litigation


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


Partner in Comyn Kelleher Tobin since 1991 Chairman, Law Society’s Litigation Committee, 2012 to 2014. Current member. Chairman, Law Society’s ADR Committee, 2009 to 2011. Current member. Chairman, Law Society’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee, 2009 to 2011. Former Council Member, Irish Commercial Mediation Association. Council Member, Law Society, 2007 to date. Chairman – commercialmediators.ie 2007 to 2009- developing a commercial mediator organisation.


English and French


  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland 
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Law Society of Ireland Medico Legal Society
  • Council Member, Law Society of Ireland
  • 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
  • Vice Chairman Employment Appeals Tribunal
  • Former Council Member, Irish Commercial Mediation Association
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Past President, Southern Law Association
  • Notary Public


  • 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 > Healthcare and life sciences

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-establishedEamon 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.

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‘.