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ByrneWallace LLP

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

BryeWallace is often instructed by psychiatric hospitals or state entities to advise on various matters including regulatory issues and criminal proceedings. The team represents other key public sector clients either as claimants in High Court proceedings against private companies or as defendants in applications for judicial review of procurement or other decisions. The law firm also offers a wider commercial disputes team which regularly handles landlord and tenant disputes or construction litigation.

Strengths

The team is praised for its "vast knowledge of medical health law" and "awareness of the complexities involved and ability to put the client first and centre."

Work highlights

Represented the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland in litigation against the Minister for Education, Ireland and the Attorney General in relation to unequal treatment of the Association's members as a result of industrial action.

Notable practitioners

Olive Doyle is a particular expert in cases relating to psychiatric healthcare, advising hospitals and public institutions on disputes relating to the withdrawal of treatment, wardships and the detention of patients under the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006. Interviewees enthuse that Doyle "always impresses," and highlight that "she has the knowledge and experience to ensure the safe conduct of litigation through the court system."

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Overview

ByrneWallace LLP's Litigation & Dispute Resolution team are expert problem solvers skilled in managing disputes within a court or out of court environment. Their work takes them into representative mandates in all Irish Fora, specialist tribunals and arbitral tribunals. They advise extensively within inquiries, investigations, and in crisis management and risk management situations. 

What sets the team apart is their focus on the strategic management of disputes. By examining the wider context for the dispute, they provide tailored solutions aligned to business goals and focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for clients.

One of Ireland’s largest litigation teams, they have the capacity and breadth of expertise to advise across all key industry sectors, handling large enforcement projects and complex and high profile work both within and outside Ireland. This includes representing on landmark cases, with constitutional, industry wide and penumbral issues and advising in the areas of corporate, intellectual property, debt collection, competition law, tax, regulatory affairs, insurance, corporate crime and property/construction matters. Where appropriate, they work in conjunction with experienced lawyers from other practice areas to develop preventative strategies. The team also act in regulatory investigations (on both sides of the table acting for entities and regulators), and in representative actions in enforcement situations or administrative sanctions actions.

Members

Legorburu, Jon (Head of Department)

Costelloe, Mona

Doyle, Olive

Gibbons, Helen

Holmes, Louise

Hourigan, Valerie

McGlinchey, Eoin

Murphy, Grainne

O'Donnell, Seán

O'Shaughnessy, Mark

Industries

Construction

Credit Unions

Financial Services

Insurance and reinsurance

Property

Public Sector

Retail

Technology

Dispute Resolution

ByrneWallace LLP

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Location

88 Harcourt Street

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

2

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Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation


Olive Doyle
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