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Europe 2022
Ireland Insurance
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Band 1

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

Our multi-disciplinary Insurance and Risk Group is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading providers of legal services to the insurance sector.

We pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships we have developed with our clients, which range from Fortune 500 insurance companies to self insured multi national corporations.

Our expertise and experience in providing a full spectrum insurance law service makes us the “go to” firm in our sector.

We deal with a wide range of complex insurance claims from personal injury and employers liability to public & product liability and defamation. Our highly regarded team provides a solution driven approach to the defence of these claims.

We provide commercially focused advice on issues surrounding insurance policies and their interpretation and effect. We also advise on the establishment and operation of insurance, re-insurance and captive insurance businesses in Ireland and have a depth of experience in advising in insurance merger, acquisition and restructuring transactions.

Areas of focus include personal injuries and general liability insurance. We also cover:

  • Product liability
  • Public liability
  • Employers liability
  • Reinsurance
  • Motor claims
  • Property damage
  • Aviation claims
  • Maritime claims
  • Disaster recovery
  • Professional indemnity/negligence
  • Building and construction
  • Regulatory advice
  • Coverage disputes
  • Subrogation rights

Chambers Review

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Insurance: Dispute Resolution - Ireland
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Mason Hayes & Curran has an outstanding insurance disputes practice with a strong track record advising prominent insurers and insureds on claims arising under diverse policies. The law firm acts for insurers and self-insured companies on the full range of personal injury and illness claims arising under employers' liability and public liability policies, including high-value catastrophic injury claims. It has a strong professional indemnity practice that often acts for the state indemnifier on medical negligence cases. The team has additional experience in significant coverage claims.

Work Highlights

Provided by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
  • Represented the State Claims Agency on behalf of two hospitals in a personal injury case concerning a delayed diagnosis.

Notable Practitioners

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Rachel Kavanagh
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Rachel Kavanagh
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Band 2

Rachel Kavanagh earns a considerable volume of praise for her handling of employers' liability, professional liability and public liability claims on behalf of insurers and their policyholders, often involving personal injury claims. A client enthuses: "She is a consummate lawyer with the ability to get to the nub of the matter, and is a very keen negotiator who is very well respected by clients."

Deirdre Munnelly
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Deirdre Munnelly
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Deirdre Munnelly enters the rankings this year on the back of positive client feedback, with one commenting: "I have found her attention to detail and expertise in the area of litigation to be invaluable." She has a strong focus on defending insurance companies in personal injury cases.

Ranked Lawyers at
Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

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Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Rachel Kavanagh
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Rachel Kavanagh
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Band 2
Deirdre Munnelly
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Deirdre Munnelly
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Band 4

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