Both individuals and businesses pay considerable sums in respect of their insurance policies. However, making a claim isn’t always straightforward, and if your insurance fails to respond, you can face months or even years of frustration and stress. By instructing our team, you can enjoy the confidence that you have a smart, dynamic Solicitor on your side, ensuring your best interests are protected should a dispute between you and your insurer develop. We will take the problem off your shoulders so you can concentrate on your business, every-day life, and future.
Lavelle Partners is one of Ireland’s top law firms for Dispute Resolution, being ranked Tier 4 by leading client guide, the Legal 500. Ciarán Leavy has more than 13 years’ experience advising and representing Lavelle Partner’s clients in relation to all types of personal and business disputes. Ciarán is known for achieving positive outcomes for clients facing even the most complex and contentious disputes and has been recognised by the Legal 500 for his “technical knowledge and interpersonal skills” as well as the “first-class” team he leads.
If your insurance provider disputes your claim, we have the experience, knowledge, and sheer talent to robustly state your position. If your claim has been wrongfully or mistakenly denied, you will often need to take legal action to secure the payment you are entitled to. Insurance companies can be an intimidating opponent, but our team will provide all the support you need and work proactively to give you the best chance of success.
Types of insurance disputes we can handle for you
Our insurance disputes solicitors regularly assist clients in resolving disputes on a wide range of different insurance products, including:
- Public Liability Insurance
- Buildings and Contents Insurance
- Permanent Health Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Mortgage Protection Insurance
How we can resolve an insurance dispute for you
We understand that your goal will generally be to get a fair payment from your insurance provider as quickly as possible with minimal hassle. To facilitate this, we will swiftly tailor our approach to your situation, allowing us to get the optimal available result as quickly and simply as possible.
Our insurance dispute resolution Solicitors are adept in various methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), allowing us to effectively pursue an out-of-court settlement wherever appropriate. However, we also have experience with taking court action for insurance disputes, so we can provide the support you need whatever approach is required.
Arbitration for insurance disputes
Arbitration is commonly used for insurance disputes, with many insurance policies carrying an ‘arbitration clause’ specifying that any dispute must be dealt with through arbitration.
An Arbitrator is an independent third-party who adjudicates the circumstances surrounding your insurance dispute and makes a decision on how we think the dispute should be resolved.
Arbitration can allow legal disagreements to be resolved faster than relying on court action or other dispute resolution options, as well as providing a definitive answer to even the most complex and contentious disputes.
Both you and your insurer must agree to use arbitration and sign a formal agreement to accept the decision of the arbitrator. As stated above, this provision may already be included in your insurance policy, so this is something we would need to review when first discussing your matter with you.
Litigation for insurance disputes
In some cases, initiating court proceedings may be the most appropriate or only remaining option to achieve a fair outcome. Where this is the case, our dispute resolution team can provide the experienced support and skilled representation you need at every stage of proceedings.
Why choose Lavelle Partners to advise and represent you in insurance disputes?
- If your business faces a disaster such as fire, flood, or explosion, we can provide an emergency response, investigating the matter and collating and preserving evidence to support your claim should the insurer fail to respond.
- We are proactive rather than reactive when it comes to insurance disputes, rapidly identifying issues and creating strategies to solve problems before they escalate.
- With a well-established corporate and commercial department, we have in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry and can use this to develop a solid plan and tactics for resolving a dispute quickly and cost-effectively.
For further information on how we can help you with an insurance dispute in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.