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Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Comyn Kelleher Tobin is a renowned Cork and Dublin-based team that is often named among the top choices to defend medical negligence claims brought against Irish hospitals. The practice acts on sensitive proceedings involving catastrophic birth injuries and also attracts attention for roles in high-profile mandates relating to the apportion of responsibility for delayed diagnoses. Lawyers in the team offer further experience in cases that deal with issues of capacity to make decisions and unlawful detention in hospitals. The law firm handles claims that are litigated before Irish courts or that are settled through alternative dispute resolution.

Strengths

Clients enthuse: "Comyn Kelleher Tobin are a top-class firm with specialist expertise across the team, all demonstrating great knowledge on the macro issues as well as their own speciality."

Another source says: "My experience with this firm is that they have been exemplary in the management of their cases, in briefing strategies and performance due to having a highly experienced and specialised team who know what they are doing, working tight schedules and an effective management infrastructure."

Notable practitioners

The "superb" Alison Kelleher is visible advising on medical negligence and malpractice claims. Her clients include both public and private healthcare providers.

Eamon Harrington is often identified as a leading figure on the defendant side of Irish medical negligence cases. "Eamon is superb, I would see him as the number-one lawyer in medical negligence, and his knowledge is second to none," reports a source.

Yvonne Joyce stands out among the firm's deep bench of medical negligence lawyers, offering experience in delayed diagnosis and catastrophic injury claims.

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Overview

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP (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.  

Members

Harrington, Eamon (Head of Department)

Cahill, Amy

Cullinane, Fionnuala

Cunningham, Diarmuid

Healy, Kevin

Jonker, Lebeau

Joyce, Yvonne

Joyce, Yvonne

Kelleher, Alison

Kelleher, Alison

Kelleher, Barry

Kelleher, Katharine

Kenny, Cliona

Kiely, Nicola

McLoughlin, Daniel

Moore, Deborah

O'Keeffe, Hilda

O'Keeffe, Patrice

Sexton, Emily

Toher, Grace

Clients

Allianz Insurance Ireland

HSE (Health Service Executive) Ireland

Medisec Ireland CLG

State Claims Agency

TII - Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Tusla - Child and Family Agency

UCC

Industries

Child and Family

Commercial

Commercial and Residential Conveyancing

Employment

Health and Life Sciences

Healthcare

Insurance

Litigation

Maritime

Property

Dispute Resolution

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

firm
Location

2 George’s Quay

Cork

County Cork

Ireland

T12 TR2A

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Ireland

Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation


Alison Kelleher
Up and Coming
Eamon Harrington
Band 1
Yvonne Joyce
Up and Coming