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Comyn Kelleher Tobin

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Chairman: N/A
Managing Partners: Deborah Moore
Number of partners: 12 Number of lawyers: 25
Languages: English

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Comyn Kelleher Tobin solicitors is a leading Irish legal firm. Established in 1981, Comyn Kelleher Tobin offers expert legal advice to commercial, public sector and private clients across a range of practice areas including;
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Litigation
• Healthcare
• Childcare
• Family
• Employment
• Commercial
• Professional Negligence
• Medical Negligence
• Data Protection
• Commercial and Residential Conveyancing
• Property
• Probate and Private Client
• Maritime Law

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: 

• Litigation
• Healthcare
• Child
• Family
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Employment
• Commercial
• Professional Negligence
• Medical Negligence
• Data Protection
• Commercial and Residential Conveyancing
• Property
• Probate and Private Client
• Maritime Law

Dispute Resolution - Healthcare Litigation:
9 Partners; 13 fee earners based in Cork, Ireland and 2 fee earners based in Dublin, Ireland.
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, with a reputation for delivering a high-quality service in a cost-effective fashion for over 30 years. 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 health 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. The dispute resolution partners are all CEDR Accredited Mediators.

What do we do?
The Healthcare law team has proven its leading national class expertise covering all aspects of healthcare law including:
• Advising hospitals, nurses, midwives, doctors and staff
• Child Law
• Clinical Audit
• Clinical Governance
• Clinical Negligence
• Clinical Trials
• Coroners’ Inquests/Public Inquiries
• Open Disclosure
• Data Protection Advice
• Disciplinary Hearings
• Employment
• Ethical Issues
• Fitness to Practice Inquiries
• Freedom of Information
• Health & Safety
• Judicial Review
• Medical Law
• Mental Treatment Legislation
• Nursing Home Specialist Advice
• Patient Rights
• Preparation of Hospital Protocol Documents
• Risk Management
• Representations at inquiries including advice on response to the media
• Training, Lectures & Seminars
• Wardship
Key Clients: HSE (Health Service Executive) Clinical Indemnity Scheme, Medisec, Allianz
Contact: Eamon Harrington
Tel: +353 21 4626900
Email: [email protected]

Members
Eamon Harrington
Katharine Kelleher
Diarmuid Cunningham
Deborah Moore
Patrice O’Keeffe
Hilda O’Keeffe
Alison Kelleher
Daniel McLoughlin
Yvonne Joyce
Emily Sexton
Cliona Kenny
Nicola Kiely
Fionnuala Cullinane
Barry Kelleher

Child and Family Law:
4 Partners, 8 fee earners based in Cork, Ireland. Comyn Kelleher Tobin’s child and family law team has specialised knowledge in the area of childcare and family law in Ireland. With one of the largest childcare legal teams in Ireland, the team comprises of highly experienced solicitor advocates who advise and represent several public bodies on all matters relating to childcare, juvenile justice, wardship, mental health issues, capacity and statutory duties and responsibilities. The team advises on regulatory issues, risk management, Codes of Conduct and bring prosecutions on behalf of TUSLA – The Child and Family Agency, and others. The team appears in courts nationwide including District Court, Circuit Court and High Court dealing with complex and sensitive childcare cases. The team also delivers extensive client training to TUSLA - The Child and Family Agency and has delivered lectures to the Law Society of Ireland, social workers, Bessborough family support service, Arbour House Addiction Services, HSE and other national counselling services.
Key Clients: Tusla – The Child and Family Agency and HSE (Health Service Executive)
Contact: Denise Kirwan
Tel: +353 21 4626900
Email: [email protected]

Members
Denise Kirwan
Katherine Kelleher
Sinead Fitzgerald
Alison Kelleher
Mary Boland
David Taylor
Karen Tobin
Michelle Cronin

Insurance/Insurance - Dispute Resolution:
9 Partners and 12 fee earners based in the Cork, Ireland and 2 in the Dublin, Ireland office.
Comyn Kelleher Tobin provides legal services to insurance and reinsurance companies in the Ireland and London market. The firm represents leading domestic Irish insurers and intermediaries, for whom the firm undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work. Comyn Kelleher Tobin has a proven track record of finding solutions using alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation, conciliation and arbitration. The firm provides a full dispute resolution and claims support service to  insurance and reinsurance clients, advising on all forms of dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution. The firm assists and supports clients in the investigation of circumstances which are likely to lead to claims and provide and/or advise on coverage options. Comyn Kelleher Tobin takes great pride in ensuring every member of the litigation team is a CEDR accredited Mediator. The firm ensures no case proceeds to trial or hearing without having first considered the option of mediation and the method in which to resolve even the most contentious of disputes. The firm's mediators are one of the most sought-after in the country for contentious disputes. The firm finds solutions and creative ways in which to resolve matters in a private and cost-effective manner for clients. Given the firm's track record, the firm is also frequently asked to act as mediators in third-party disputes.
Key Clients: Medisec Ireland, State Claims Agency, KennCo
Contact: Eamon Harrington
Tel: +353 21 4626900
Email: [email protected]

Members
Eamon Harrington
Diarmuid Harrington
Patrice O’Keeffe
Deborah Moore
Hilda O’Keeffe
Alison Kelleher
Sinead Fitzgerald
Yvonne Joyce
Daniel McLoughlin
Emily Sexton
Nicola Kiely
Cliona Kenny
Fionnuala Cullinane
David Taylor
Karen Tobin
Tom Tobin

Real Estate/Property:
3 Partners, 7 fee earners based in Cork, Ireland.
Comyn Kelleher Tobin’s property and commercial conveyancing team offer clients the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment to get their deals done efficiently and effectively. The team handle transactions for leading builders, developers, banks, investors, landlords, tenants and businesses. Comyn Kelleher Tobin is ideally placed to advise on a range of complex transactions with specialist property capability and excellent skills in finance. The firm advises on development and planning, projects and construction, large loans, mezzanine, loan workouts, distressed debt acquisition (including loan-to-own strategies), investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitisation, structuring and joint ventures, and complex real estate mergers and acquisitions. The property and commercial conveyancing team has an unsurpassed reputation of expertise covering all aspects of real estate law including:
• Development
• Acquisition and assembly of development sites
• Tax Effective Development
• Financing Arrangements
• Collaborative Structures
• Planning
• Planning
• Environmental Issues
• Compulsory purchase and compensation claims
• Investment
• Joint Ventures
• General and limited partnerships
• Business Trusts
• Other Investment Vehicles
• Real Estate Finance
• Leaders in Property Financing
• Retail
• Experienced advisers to both landlords and tenants
• Shopping centres and retail schemes
Key Clients: University College Cork and HSE (Health Service Executive)
Contact: Deborah Moore
Tel: +353 21 4626900
Email: [email protected]

Members
Deborah Moore
Emma Comyn
Hilda O’Keeffe
Louise Duggan
David Ryan
Tom Tobin
Barry Kelleher

Commercial:
3 Partners, 7 fee earners based in Cork, Ireland.
Comyn Kelleher Tobin’s commercial law team works in partnership with business, ensuring the team has a thorough understanding of the client organisation and its objectives. Through this understanding and service promise the team has developed long term working relationships with a broad and diverse client base including the Health Service Executive. The team focus on understanding the importance of cost certainty and providing value. CKT is a recognised leading advisor across a broad spectrum of corporate work including:
• General Commercial
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Complex Joint Ventures
• Disposals & Corporate Restructurings
• Competition & Corporate Governance Issues

The commercial team combine exceptional transactional skills with specialist expertise including employment and benefits, environmental and intellectual property. This enables the team to handle the numerous issues that can arise in a single corporate transaction.
Key Clients: University College Cork and HSE (Health Service Executive)
Contact: Deborah Moore
Tel: +353 21 4626900
Email: [email protected]

Members
Deborah Moore
Emma Comyn
Hilda O’Keeffe
Fionnuala Cullinane
Louise Duggan
David Ryan
Tom Tobin

Employment:
3 Partners and 4 fee earners based in the Cork, Ireland office.
Comyn Kelleher Tobin is a recognised leader in Employment Law in Ireland. The firm prides itself on the ability to listen and understand what clients require, and to deliver that service in a timely and cost-effective way. As advisors to state bodies, schools, universities, large corporations and small companies, the firm ensures advice is tailor-made to each individual business’ requirements. While most clients are employers, the firm also represents high-level employees and offers an understanding that allows it to see both sides of every situation. The team of employment solicitors are involved at all stages, from recruitment of employees through to termination. Clients appreciate in-depth working knowledge of their business and its needs to such an extent non-contentious advisory work significantly limits client’s exposure to contentious issues in the workplace. Each member of the employment team is a CEDR Accredited Mediator assisting in finding a practical solution to the most complex of workplace issues. The firm is a regular contributor to Legal Island, a multi-award winning workplace compliance company, frequently providing expert analysis of topical and landmark Judgements.
Key Clients: University College Cork and HSE (Health Service Executive)
Contact: Diarmuid Cunningham
Tel: +353 21 4626900
Email: [email protected]

Members
Diarmuid Cunningham
Eamon Harrington
Patrice O’Keeffe
Emily Sexton
Cliona Kenny

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