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Dispute Resolution | Global

Ireland

The Dispute Resolution rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Ireland.

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Band 1
  1. A&L Goodbody
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    A&L Goodbody
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    A&L Goodbody offers an outstanding team with a formidable track record advising top clients on complex and high-value domestic and international disputes. The practice handles commercial and public law litigation spanning product liability claims through to applications for the judicial review of regulatory decisions. The law firm is regularly selected to represent banking sector clients in investigations carried out by the Central Bank of Ireland. Lawyers in the team offer further experience defending companies and private individuals in white-collar crime investigations, including those that require coordination with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions.
  2. Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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    Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Mason Hayes & Curran is widely recognised as a top choice to defend hospitals or clinical laboratories in complex negligence claims, including those that relate to catastrophic birth injuries or the delayed or incorrect diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The team handles wardship proceedings through which the court seeks to protect vulnerable children or adults. The law firm also has a strong commercial disputes practice that is notable for its capacity to handle matters ranging from smaller property, professional liability or shareholder disputes up to high-profile CJEU referrals that deal with complex questions relating to the application of EU data protection rules. Lawyers in the practice additionally defend judicial review proceedings brought by insurers, airlines, private investors and regulatory bodies. The team's clients include domestic and international banks in commercial disputes that often have an important insolvency angle.
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    Matheson LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Matheson acts for major international clients across many industries, with proven capacity to handle both civil litigation and contentious regulatory mandates. The law firm's practice advises on contractual or shareholder disputes that arise as part of completed or envisaged M&A transactions as well as assisting with the enforcement of financial transactions. The team also advises on judicial reviews of decisions taken by Ireland's telecoms, planning or other key regulators. Lawyers in the team offer additional strength in clinical negligence and product liability cases in the healthcare sector.
  4. McCann FitzGerald LLP
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    McCann FitzGerald LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    McCann FitzGerald offers a formidable practice capable of assisting leading clients with wide-ranging, complex, multiparty commercial disputes. Lawyers in the firm handle commercial and corporate claims for plaintiffs and defendants across a wide range of sectors, including financial, automotive and real estate, and earn specific praise for their defamation expertise. The team also assists public and private entities with regulatory investigations and any subsequent appeals against administrative decisions. The law firm defends important clients in white-collar crime investigations, with further expertise in mediation.
  5. William Fry LLP
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    William Fry LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    William Fry offers expertise across a wide range of commercial and administrative law disputes. The practice handles a strong caseload of cross-border banking or shareholder disputes that often entail the coordination of civil or criminal actions with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions. Lawyers in the team frequently act for regulators and for regulated entities on Irish public law litigation, including challenges to appeals against decisions taken by the competition or telecoms regulators. The team is well equipped to advise on arbitration and mediation proceedings. The law firm's client list includes high net worth individuals who are the subject of regulatory investigations. The law firm additionally offers a respected healthcare team that handles medical negligence or product liability claims.
  6. Arthur Cox
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) LLP
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    Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard receives consistently strong praise for its work on behalf of a diverse client list that ranges from major companies through to smaller domestic entities or private individuals. The team handles civil cases that involve issues of defamation, product liability, the termination of commercial contracts or enforcement actions against debtors. Lawyers at the firm also advise trustees on proceedings filed on behalf of insolvent companies. The practice defends professional negligence claims brought against financial services companies.
  2. Eversheds Sutherland
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dillon Eustace
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    Dillon Eustace
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    The disputes team at Dillon Eustace has notable strength in cases relating to investment funds, financial services and insolvency. The practice assists Irish banks with a significant volume of debt enforcement mandates. Lawyers in the team act for real estate management companies on property disputes, as well as handling shareholder disputes and advising on claims for breach of contracts. The law firm draws strength from an important contentious insurance practice to handle professional indemnity cases.
  2. LK Shields Solicitors LLP
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    LK Shields Solicitors LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    The disputes practice at LK Shields Solicitors acts on contentious work from diverse areas to form a well-rounded offering. The team advises on competition damages claims filed against major manufacturers and additionally assists construction companies or building materials suppliers with commercial disputes, including those that are subject to adjudication. Lawyers at the firm offer experience in real estate disputes including removal of tenants. The law firm's wider practice includes advising on shareholder disputes, claims arising from damage to property and copyright infringement cases.
  3. Maples Group
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    Maples Group
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Maples acts on contentious regulatory mandates and civil debt enforcement matters for a significant number of financial services sector clients. The team handles professional negligence claims both for the administrators of insolvent companies and for defendant financial advisers. The law firm is also well placed to assist with a range of claims arising out of insolvency situations. Lawyers at the practice additionally defend companies and individuals in investigations carried out by a range of other Irish regulators, with further experience in subsequent judicial review applications.
  4. Beauchamps LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 3
  5. RDJ LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. DAC Beachcroft Dublin
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    DAC Beachcroft Dublin
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    DAC Beachcroft has built up notable expertise in professional disciplinary matters, with an impressive client list that includes several of Ireland's main statutory regulatory bodies. The team handles complaints arising from alleged fraud, forgery and breach of undertakings, further representing members of professional associations who are made the subject of disciplinary proceedings. The practice has additional expertise advising on commercial cases relating to defamation or the breach of real estate, supply or distribution contracts.
  2. Ogier
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    Ogier
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Ogier offers a multifaceted practice which represents clients in both litigation and ADR. The team's clients include domestic and international corporates. Lawyers in the team are visible acting on commercial proceedings in the finance sector, including on investigations and loan disputes. The law firm is additionally well versed in cases involving the real estate and insurance sectors.
  3. ByrneWallace LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 4
  4. Hayes solicitors LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 4
  5. Philip Lee LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2024 | Band 4