Norman Fitzgerald > Eversheds Sutherland > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland

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Norman is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution & Litigation Department in Dublin.

"an experienced litigator with strong negotiation skills, who can provide balanced, commercially focused advice" - Chambers Global 2016

"a great litigator with real tenacity." - Chambers Europe 2014 

“He works closely with us so that we can see the full picture and achieve our commercial aims. He is practical and great on the detail.” - Chambers Global 2013

“consistently efficient in responding to queries and very strong on strategy” - Chambers Europe 2011

Norman is the Head of the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Department and handles some of the most complex large-scale commercial litigation conducted by the firm. He acts for many large corporate clients and public bodies, including the State. Norman also has in depth knowledge in the areas of insurance and professional indemnity and has a specialist practice advising liquidators and companies that find themselves in insolvency situations. Norman has been a recommended individual in Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global and Legal 500 since 2006.

Norman's recent experience includes:

  • Acting for the Financial Services Ombudsman in a High Court appeal against his direction to a major financial institution to repay €7m to investors in a scheme by reason of inadequate reporting
  • Acting in several high value property development disputes in the Commercial Court
  • Acting in a large cross border professional indemnity claim against a firm of accountants

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Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Dispute resolution

Unstinting attention to detail sets the team apart‘ at Eversheds Sutherland; it focuses on professional negligence and public sector litigation in particular. Norman Fitzgerald and Stephen Barry are defending EY against an €80m auditors professional negligence claim stemming from the financial crisis. Dermot McEvoy specialises in construction and property disputes; Aisling Gannon and Jim Trueick have healthcare and insurance expertise; and Pamela O’Neill is noted for regulatory work.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring

Eversheds Sutherland is applauded for its ‘the good teamwork between partner and non-partner staff’, and is made up of practice head Norman Fitzgerald, Neil O’Mahony and senior associate Barbara Galvin. The firm counts domestic and international banks and financial institutions such as Nama and AIB among its clients for restructuring and loan portfolio enforcement work, and acts for accountancy practices concerning their appointment as receivers or liquidators.

Ireland > Public sector

Eversheds Sutherland‘s practice is noted for its advice in the healthcare, infrastructure projects, education and financial services sectors; the ‘partners’ procurement knowledge and expertise in this area‘ is also a key strength. Peter Curran and Angelyn Rowan are advising the Grangegorman Development Agency on the procurement of major contracts for the development of student accommodation on the Dublin Institute of Technology campus, and Pamela O’Neill is assisting the Residential Tenancies Board with a new procedure for issuing its determination orders. Norman Fitzgerald heads the team.