Cybercrime Claims*

Our Dispute Resolution Team have significant experience in dealing with a wide range of cybercrime and claims.

We work with businesses, insurance companies and private clients in relation to the complex and ever-evolving area of cyber law, cyber regulations and related claims and breaches.

Cyber policy is a relatively new and ever-changing area of Irish law and we have seen a huge increase in claims relating to cyber breaches,  ransomware, phishing and other social engineering attacks, theft of funds, data breaches, system damage and business interruption. It’s a broad field that requires specialist expertise and experience in cyber disputes.

It is our policy at Lavelle Partners to ensure that all Solicitors possess the most up-to-date technology and cyber law qualifications, and our team has earned a reputation in handling cyber disputes with clarity and efficiency. We work closely with IT specialists, data specialists, forensic specialists, asset tracers, PR and media relations experts, and are adept at managing specialist teams in cyber claims cases.

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.

Recent experience

  • Acting for clients affected by ransomware, phishing and other social engineering attacks.
  • Acting for clients looking to recover funds stolen online.
  • Acting for clients in actions against Solicitors who allowed their email system to be compromised by way of phishing, resulting in financial loss to the clients.
  • Advising companies on business continuity, systems interruption and the necessary steps required when informing customers, contacts and staff following both malicious and accidental data breaches.
  • Acting in privacy claims arising from data breaches.
  • Advising business and private clients in relation to GDPR and data breaches.

What our clients say about our experienced Cybercrime and Claims Team

Ciarán Leavy is the outstanding partner. Ciarán is, without doubt, the best solicitor I have encountered in my 45 years dealing with that profession. He is extraordinarily shrewd and sharp in respect of the pertinent legal issues but he is also exceptionally discerning about the related human and ethical dimensions of those issues as they apply ab initio and in the context of unfolding circumstances. In short, he combines efficiency and effectiveness with thoughtful considerateness, along with being both approachable and an especially clear communicator.’

The Legal 500, 2022.

‘Ciarán Leavy gains excellent insight into the matter and is excellent at correspondence such that it gets the point across to the other side and can narrow the issues at hand or move the process forward.’

The Legal 500, 2022.

Ciaran Leavy stands out as an excellent lawyer who always seems to find a solution no matter what the problem is.’

The Legal 500, 2022.

Comprehensiveness, thoroughness, lucidity, candidness and trustworthiness are the main attributes I associate with the Lavelle Partners team based on my experience with them to date. They excel at (a) setting out and contextualising the legal concerns associated with disputed issues, as well as (b) exploring alternative engagement and resolution options, and (c) skillfully advising and expeditiously following-through on appropriately selected courses of action.’

Expert advice and the priority they gave, in particular their attention to detail.’

The firm listen to the issues, make sure they understand the precise problems and then accurately summarise the situation with suggested remedies. They make you feel comfortable and you dont feel you are “on the clock”.’

I have immediate access to their advices via email/telephone and it’s always friendly and professional. I can rely on their recommendations at all times.’

Contact our cybercrime and claims solicitors in Dublin

For further information regarding cyber claims in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or by email to Ciarán Leavy at

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