A&L Goodbody LLP

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Outstanding team with a formidable track record of advising top clients on complex and high-value domestic and international disputes. Handles commercial and public law litigation spanning product liability claims through to applications for the judicial review of regulatory decisions. Regularly selected to represent banking sector clients in investigations carried out by the Central Bank of Ireland. Defends companies and private individuals in white-collar crime investigations, including those that require coordination with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions. Key partners are well known for capacity to mediate commercial disputes.

Notable practitioners

Alison Fanagan is best known for her handling of contentious and non-contentious planning law mandates. She also assists with commercial disputes, including those that arise in a competition law context.

Clients say that Dario Dagostino has "excellent people skills and is both practical and thorough." "He is exceptionally able in dealing with the regulator and can analyse masses of complex information and distil it down into the key issues," states another source. Dagostino defends financial services entities and some private individuals in regulatory investigations.

Eileen Roberts is appointed as the firm's chair and has established an excellent reputation in the market. She handles shareholder disputes, landlord and tenant disputes or litigation arising from the termination of franchise agreements. She also advises on applications for the judicial review of Irish regulatory decisions. Interviewees remark that she is "very highly rated as a mediator."

Interviewees highlight Enda Hurley for his presence on some of the firm's most high-profile matters, including significant tax appeals. He also has experience in the coordination of commercial disputes that touch on multiple jurisdictions.

Eoin MacNeill has experience in both commercial and administrative law disputes arising for clients in the sports sector. Interviewees highlight his coordinating role in complex cases, saying: "He gets me the resources needed for any particular task."

Clients say that Joe Kelly is a "skilled negotiator and deal maker," adding: "Where he really shines is in picking through the litigation and getting as much settled as possible on the best terms.""He is calm, measured and has a good sense for a commercial solution," states another source. Kelly is central to the firm's disputes practice and advises on a range of civil, criminal and administrative law proceedings brought against banks or multinational corporates.

Market commentators note that Kenan Furlong has "carved out a niche in the white-collar crime area." He advises private individuals and companies on investigations into alleged corruption, money-laundering or data protection offences. "He is able to distil really complicated issues into a few sentences that are easily digestible for non-lawyers," states one source.

Liam Kennedy is highly respected in the market for his work on behalf of companies facing product liability claims. He also defends regulatory enforcement actions brought against banks and other corporate clients. "He is first-rate," says one interviewee, while another source describes Kennedy as a "very thorough practitioner."

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A&L Goodbody has the largest and most experienced litigation and dispute resolution team in Ireland. Our Dublin and Belfast team provide an all-Island service. Our specialists work with clients to manage risk in all areas of their business and to resolve disputes in the most efficient and effective way. We are skilled in resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert determination. In particular, we are experienced in managing large and complex cases and corporate crises strategically and commercially, including Irish legal issues which form part of a wider international issue. We advise on the following:

  • Arbitration - International & Domestic
  • Corporate Crisis
  • Debt Recovery
  • Corporate Reputation and Defamation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • White Collar Crime
  • Hospitals & Healthcare (Medical Negligence)
  • Judicial Review/Domestic & International Commercial Disputes
  • Negotiation, Mediation & Expert Determination
  • Product Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tribunals of Inquiry


Hurley, Enda (Head of Department)

Casey, Tom

Christle, Cliona

Dagostino, Dario

Murphy, Sarah

Ó Conluain, Ciarán

O'Connor, Katie

Roberts, Alan

Dispute Resolution Department

A&L Goodbody LLP

Department location


North Wall Quay


County Dublin



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Dispute Resolution

Alison Fanagan
Band 3
Dario Dagostino
Band 4
Eileen Roberts
Band 1
Enda Hurley
Band 3
Eoin MacNeill
Band 4