Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution*

Lavelle’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department has earned the firm a considerable reputation in all aspects of commercial law. We recognise the commercial realities for our clients and believe in taking a commercial approach to dispute resolution. We appreciate that litigation may not always be a satisfactory option for clients and we have considerable experience in the areas of mediation and arbitration.

When litigation is necessary to protect a client’s interest or advance their commercial requirements, we are pro-active and fully resource a case to achieve the best outcome. We give dedicated attention to a particular case, including on an urgent basis, where injunctive proceedings may be necessary.

We represent clients in all Court jurisdictions nationwide, as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums such as mediation and arbitration.

The firm is also on the Law Society of Ireland’s Negligence panel.

Our key practice areas are:-

  • Shareholder, Director and Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Solicitors Negligence
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Probate Disputes
  • Property & Building Disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Employment Law & Pensions
  • Landlord & Tenant

*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.

  • Acting for the Clerys’ concession store owners in a claim against the provisional liquidator, Ciarán Wallace and the vendors of Clerys’ trading company
  • Acting for NAMA and Financial Institutions in proceedings to reverse fraudulent asset transfer
  • Acting on behalf of NAMA Statutory 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 the United States Trustee in Bankruptcy in the bankruptcy of David Drumm and successfully obtained an Order in Aid in the High Court allowing the US bankruptcy to be recognised in Ireland. This was the first application of its kind in Ireland
  • Acting for 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 NAMA and a PI bank on debt settlement agreements, negotiating and drafting a Deed of Settlement which included a portfolio sale of assets
  • Acting for oil and gas exploration companies, 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, Architects 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
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Lavelle Solicitors listed as a recommended firm by Legal 500 EMEA

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10 Sep, 2014
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20 Feb, 2013
Element Six Pension Case

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Members of the wound up defined benefit pension scheme at industrial diamond man…

“Recent work for Lavelle Solicitors includes acting for the concession holders in Clerys department store on its liquidation”

European Legal 500

, 2016 edition

“Lavelle Solicitors is representing two oil and gas exploration companies in bringing a $305m misrepresentation claim against a group of investors. Practice head Michael Lavelle and Ciaran Leavy are recommended.”

European Legal 500

, 2015 edition

“Marc Fitzgibbon has ‘broad knowledge and sound judgement”

European Legal 500

, 2015 edition

… acting for Valentia Exploration and Production and Valentia North Sea in a $305m breach of contract and misrepresentation action in the Irish High Court. Michael Lavelle and Ciaran Leavy are recommended.

European Legal 500

, 2014 Edition

“‘proactive’ and ‘timely’ team is known for its expertise in class action but also attracts a good line of other work from banks”. Michael Lavelle is cited as ‘a good strategic thinker’.

European Legal 500:

, 2012 edition

Legal 500 Awards Leading Firm

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