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Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Over the last 30+ years, Lavelle Partners has built a reputation with clients and within the legal sector as robust and vigorous commercial litigation experts.

Our award-winning Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team recognise the commercial realities for clients and believe in taking a commercial and practical approach to dispute resolution.

Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Winner of Litigation Lawyer of the Year at the Irish Law awards 2019, Ciarán Leavy and his team are well-known within the industry and across many sectors as practical problem-solvers with the ability to manage business disputes both within and without the court setting. Our team are vastly experienced in arbitration and commercial mediation as well as court litigation.

When litigation is necessary to protect a client’s interest or advance their commercial requirements, Lavelle Partners are pro-active and will fully resource a case to achieve the best outcome. Each case is handled with personal attention, even on an urgent basis, where for example injunctive proceedings may be necessary.

Speak to an expert commercial litigation lawyer in Dublin

For further information regarding Commercial Litigation and Business Dispute Resolution in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.

Our commercial litigation and business dispute resolution expertise

Our team is highly regarded for advising on many types of business disputes, including those related to:

  • banking and financial services
  • insolvency
  • debt recovery
  • professional negligence
  • property disputes
  • employment disputes
  • insurance disputes
  • defamation.

What our clients say about our commercial litigation team

‘They provide a clear recommended strategy to best assert client’s position rather than being given range of alternatives and being asked to decide on preferred strategy.’

The Legal 500, 2021

‘They offer assertiveness in deciding the appropriate strategy and follow through in proactive fashion.’

The Legal 500, 2021

‘Lavelle Solicitors has a focus on their people and delivering for clients, particularly in comparison to competing firms. We have been successful in a number of disputes with Lavelle, with the legal process completed within short timeframes.’

The Legal 500, 2021

‘Ciaran Leavy is a strong performer, providing pragmatic and results focused advice. Dermot McLean is a diligent associate, always available and pragmatic in his approach.’

The Legal 500, 2021

‘Ciaran Leavy is a very responsive point of contact who is always up to speed with matters. he provides effective and commercial solutions to progress matters.’

The Legal 500, 2021ervi

‘Lavelle Solicitors always provide a top-class service at a competitive price compared to other firms. You get the feeling that they really value their clients and will go ‘the extra mile’ for the client.’

The Legal 500, 2021

‘Ciaran Leavy really stands out as a top-class litigator and an expert in his field. Ciaran displays great commercial acumen and always seems to find solutions for a problem. I would highly recommend Ciaran Leavy for representation in commercial litigation matters.’

The Legal 500, 2021

Our commercial litigation and business dispute resolution experience

  • Acted for Financial Institutions and Venture Capitalist Funds in professional negligence cases, appointment of receivers, judgment proceedings and repossession of properties.
  • Acted for an oil and gas exploration company in a high value breach of contract and misrepresentation claim.
  • Acted for a group of high net worth investors in a High Court negligence action against a major Stockbroking firm.
  • Acted for NAMA in injunctive proceedings and proceedings to reverse fraudulent asset transfers.
  • Acted for a property developer in a high-profile Commercial Court case against ACC Bank Plc. The High Court awarded the developer damages for losses suffered as a result of ACC losing the title deeds to certain properties. This landmark decision created new case law in respect of a mortgagee’s duty of care to a mortgagor.
  • Acted for Fred Muwema, a prominent lawyer in Uganda in High Court defamation proceedings against Facebook – Read More
  • Acting for the Clerys’ concession store owners in a claim against the provisional liquidator, Ciarán Wallace and the vendors of Clerys’ trading company.
  • Acting on behalf of Receivers appointed over various companies and properties and advising the Receivers on an ongoing basis in respect of landlord and tenant matters and general debt recovery and litigation matters.
  • Acting for Financial Institutions and NAMA in several high value High Court/Commercial Court proceedings against a number of borrowers seeking summary judgment on foot of loan agreements and personal guarantees.
  • Advising Financial Institutions and NAMA on debt settlement agreements, negotiating and drafting Deeds of Settlement which included portfolio sales of assets
  • Acting for an Oil and Gas Exploration company, in a USD$305m breach of contract and misrepresentation action in the Irish High Court against a group of investors who contracted to fund drilling operations in a North Sea oil exploration project
  • Acting for Financial Institutions and individual clients in professional negligence actions against Solicitors, Accountants, Financial Advisors, Architects, Surveyors and Engineers
  • Acting for companies and individual clients in actions against insurance and reinsurance companies where cover has been rejected and claims unfairly denied.
  • Acting in various shareholder, director and partnership disputes
  • Acting for NAMA in successfully obtaining an injunction restraining a public auction from proceeding which would have affected NAMA’s interest in certain properties
  • Acting for a group of high net worth investors in a High Court negligence action against a major Stockbroking firm

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with RE.8 of SI 518 of 2002.

Speak to an expert commercial litigation lawyer in Dublin

For further information regarding Commercial Litigation and Business Dispute Resolution in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.

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