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Professional negligence claims* against Financial Advisors, banks and insurance brokers

Lavelle Partners have been instructed in many cases relating to the miss-selling of financial products through intermediaries.

Financial intermediaries have a duty to ensure that financial products are properly constructed and sold to the appropriate client in the appropriate manner. Where an intermediary fails in that duty in a way that has a negative impact on your financial interests, you may have grounds for a professional negligence claim.

We are the leading Irish firm in the area of investment disputes and we have built up an extensive network of the best independent experts to advise on a wide range of investments.

Recent cases

Investors potentially face substantial losses from unregulated investment in Solar 21 Loan Notes



High Court appoints provisional liquidators to another Irish company linked to German Property Group (Formerly Dolphin Trust)


What our clients say about our professional negligence team

‘Highly experienced dispute resolution team, always available to offer counsel and advice, or just listen as the scenario demands. Really felt like the team were invested in our case and we were treated with empathy and respect throughout.’

The Legal 500, 2023

‘One of the key strengths of Lavelle Partners is that they put a lot of focus and effort on understanding their client’s business no matter how complex or bespoke a particular process is and they always manage to find practical solutions to any problems we encounter in our business. From my experience with other law firms, Lavelle Partners are more “hands on” and more client focused E.g. regular updates are provided on cases and tasks which they are working on. Lavelle Partners are excellent at keeping their clients up-to-date on fees and costs so there are never any surprises when it comes to their invoices. Another key strength of Lavelle Partners is their excellent publications and updates provided to clients on all legal areas relevant to businesses.’

The Legal 500, 2023

‘Ciaran Leavy’s legal expertise as a commercial litigator is second to none and he has always been extremely professional, responsive and pleasant to deal with. He has advised us on a very bespoke matter recently and he was exceptionally comfortable with this. Ciaran is always true to his word in relation to deadlines and can really be depended upon by our company to deliver. Ciaran really makes it his business to understand how we operate our business and in turn provides top class commercially focused advice. Ciaran is very down to earth also and can explain a complex topic in a very easy to understand way. We would highly recommend Ciaran and his team.’

The Legal 500, 2023

‘Lavelle Partners’ dispute resolution team provide solution focused, commercial and pragmatic advice to guide their clients through litigation. Their focus is on achieving the best possible outcome at each stage of the process. The team get to know their clients closely and bring a fresh approach, which aims to align any litigation strategy which is devised to the client’s business requirements.’

The Legal 500, 2023

‘Ciaran Leavy is highly knowledgeable, dedicated and extremely astute. Ciaran anticipates issues before they arise and presents his clients with carefully crafted solutions. Ciaran is able to distill his legal advice into clear and understandable language.’

The Legal 500, 2023

‘Lavelle Partners have an outstanding dispute resolution team. They are singularly focussed in getting the best results for their clients. They are across the detail. They never let cases lie and are extremely responsive in terms of their clients.’

The Legal 500, 2023

Recent press

The Irish Times, 1st June 2021: Partner Ciarán Leavy comments on the risks around loan notes and the Dolphin Trust case. 

If you believe that you have been miss-sold a financial product, please contact Partner and specialist in professional negligence claims against financial advisors and investment disputes, Ciarán Leavy, at 01 644 5800 or cleavy@lavellepartners.ie.

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