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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.

  • Other offices

  • Dublin

  • Number of lawyers: 26
  • Total employees: 60
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Member
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • CEDR
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Ireland Employment Law Committee

Above material supplied by Comyn Kelleher Tobin.

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