Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

Dispute Resolution

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersIrelandEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Renowned Cork and Dublin-based team that is often named among the top choices to defend medical negligence claims brought against Irish hospitals. Acts on sensitive proceedings involving catastrophic birth injuries. Attracts attention for roles in high-profile mandates that apportion responsibility for the delayed diagnosis of cancer. Has experience in cases that deal with issues of capacity to make decisions and unlawful detention in hospitals. Handles claims that are litigated before Irish courts or that are settled through alternative dispute resolution.


Interviewees highlight the lawyers' attention to detail and knowledge of the subject matter,adding: "They are able to read and understand medical records, source good experts and offer quick turnaround times for their advice."

"They give clear, detailed legal advice and come up with innovative ways to resolve disputes," states one source.

Notable practitioners

Eamon Harrington is often identified as a leading figure on the defendant side of Irish medical negligence cases. "He's a dynamo when it comes to work and has phenomenal experience and energy," states one interviewee. "He gets things across very succinctly," reports another source, going on to highlight Harrington's strategic nous: "He knows six steps down the line why a particular decision might not make sense."

Yvonne Joyce stands out among the firm's deep bench of medical negligence lawyers, offering experience in delayed diagnosis and catastrophic injury claims. "She is very detailed in her advice and tactical in her approach," says one interviewee, while another states: "I have a real sense of trust in her judgement, and she is very thorough in her advice and preparation for trials."

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has one of Ireland’s largest healthcare teams and an unsurpassed reputation in the provision of top-class legal services to healthcare clients including the HSE and Tusla- the Child and Family Agency, hospitals, doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, clinics and their indemnifiers.

CKT also represents healthcare indemnity organisations, as well as the State Claims Agency. We have a deep understanding of all the legal issues that arise for healthcare clients, as well as a complete knowledge of the real challenges faced by healthcare providers, hospitals, and clinicians.

The team actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available and advise clients on choosing the method most appropriate to them and the particular matter. Resolving disputes quickly and effectively with as little cost and disruption to the client business as possible is central to how we approach any matter.

Ten members of the dispute resolution team are CEDR Accredited Mediators.  


Harrington, Eamon (Head of Department)

Cullinane, Fionnuala

Cunningham, Diarmuid

Jonker, Lebeau

Joyce, Yvonne

Joyce, Yvonne

Kelleher, Alison

Kelleher, Barry

Kelleher, Katharine

Kenny, Cliona

Kiely, Nicola

McLoughlin, Daniel

Moore, Deborah

Murphy, Barry

O'Keeffe, Hilda

O'Keeffe, Patrice

Sexton, Emily


Allianz Insurance Ireland

HSE (Health Service Executive) Ireland

Medisec Ireland CLG

State Claims Agency

TII - Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Tusla - Child and Family Agency



Child and Family


Commercial and Residential Conveyancing


Health and Life Sciences






Dispute Resolution Department

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

Department location

2 George’s Quay


County Cork


T12 TR2A

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Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation

Eamon Harrington
Band 1
Yvonne Joyce
Up and Coming