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70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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April McClements

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Work +353 1 232 2638
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Matheson

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Partner in the Insurance Disputes team in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department

Position

April McClements is a Partner in the Insurance and Dispute Resolution team.  April is a commercial litigator and specialises in insurance disputes.

April advises insurance companies on policy wording interpretation, complex coverage disputes (in particular relating to financial lines policies), D&O claims, professional indemnity claims, including any potential third party liability, and subrogation claims.  April manages a significant number of professional indemnity claims for professionals, including insurance brokers, architects and engineers, for a variety of insurers.

April has been involved in obtaining High Court approval for various insurance portfolio transfers and/or schemes of arrangement arising from reorganisations and/or mergers and acquisitions involving life, non-life and captive insurers.  April also works in the area of general commercial litigation with a particular focus on contractual disputes, most of which are litigated in the Commercial Court.  She is also a strong advocate of ADR and has acted for clients in mediations and arbitration.

April is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Insurance Institute of Ireland and the British Insurance Law Association. She has contributed to various industry publications and has participated in seminars as a speaker on insurance issues.

Education

University College Dublin and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (BCL, International) Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Litigation Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising)


Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The members of Matheson's team 'engage thoroughly with the subject at hand and are anxious to move the matter forward: they are decision makers'. Clients range from financial institutions and property developers to insurance companies and large multinationals. Tom Hayes heads the team; Sharon Daly and April McClements 'use a common-sense approach to solving any issues and are open to finding novel solutions'; and Nicola Dunleavy is another key contact. Highlights included acting for a financial institution in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme fraud.

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Insurance

Within: Next generation lawyers

April McClements - Matheson

Within: Insurance

Matheson is valued for its ‘depth of knowledge and experience in all issues affecting the insurance business’. In the insurance disputes area, Sharon Daly, who is an ‘exceptional operator’ and regarded as ‘a leading coverage practitioner in Ireland’, is acting for AIB in a high-value coverage dispute. April McClements is the other key insurance litigator. The ‘dedicated’ Darren Maher and ‘excellent to work with’ Gráinne Callanan, who was promoted to partner in January 2019, lead the way on non-contentious matters, acting for the likes of Aviva and Monument Assurance.

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Ireland: Insurance & Reinsurance

March 2018. By April McClements, Partner

This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in Ireland . It addresses topics such as  contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternative dispute resolutio n as well as personal insight and opinion as to the future of the insurance market over the next five years. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Insurance & Reinsurance. [Continue Reading]

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