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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, 30 VICTORIA STREET, BELFAST, BT1 3GG, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9055 3300
Fax:
Fax 028 9055 0096
DX:
433 NR BELFAST 1
Web:
www.tughans.com

Kathy McGillie

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 28 9055 3326
Email:
Tughans

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Kathy is a senior partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and leads the insurance and health and safety team. She works for insurance companies, self-insured organisations, brokers and adjusters. She specialises in complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and financial loss, occupational disease and professional liability and represents clients through Health and Safety Executive inspections, interviews under caution and prosecutions. Kathy has particular expertise in representing clients in the construction sector. She regularly advises clients on policy coverage issues and in recent years has been involved in some of the largest cases going through the Northern Ireland courts.


Northern Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Michael McCord is the key name at Tughans for commercial disputes, which are the backbone of the litigation practice. Kathy McGillie handles insurance litigation and Andrew Anthony is well known for advising on healthcare disputes. Construction disputes are also a key area of activity; McCord is leading the team representing Northstone (NI) in a €3m dispute with a Romanian client pertaining to a construction project taking place in Romania. Landlord and tenant disputes, media litigation and intellectual property disputes have all featured in the group’s recent caseload. Other clients include Randox Laboratories and the Bank of Ireland. Managing partner Patrick Brown is a key name for procurement disputes. Director Naomi Cooper is also recommended.

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Northern Ireland: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Kathy McGillie - Tughans

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Tughans’ clinical negligence and personal injury team is ‘exemplary in every aspect’, according to one client. Practice head Kathy McGillie  has expertise in defending employers in catastrophic and life-changing injury claims, including asbestos and mesothelioma matters; policy coverage cases are another core strength. Neil Smyth (‘his engagement with clients is excellent’) and Neil Cahill are key names for employers’ and public liability matters; both have experience acting for clients in claims arising from accidents that occur while abroad. The ‘very professionalAndrew Anthony  leads on healthcare and clinical negligence matters; recent work includes delayed diagnosis/failure to diagnose claims and high-value GP negligence cases. Alistair Wilson, who garners praise for his ‘excellent legal advice’, is another key name and is known for representing healthcare professionals in clinical negligence claims.

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