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Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Ireland

'The Eversheds Sutherland dispute resolution team comes highly recommended in the area of dispute resolution. They are experts in legal, commercial and reputational risk and are able to manage strategy from every angle to achieve clients’ key objectives.’ - Legal 500

‘The Eversheds team have significant experience in dealing with quasi-judicial/ regulatory matters across a number of organisations, while also having private sector commercial experience. This broad balance of experience has been hugely beneficial to us, as they supported in preparing to implement a major change in our legislative framework and subsequent to this as we deal with significant legal challenges. EVS were able to bring people into the team with relevant experience as necessary, while ensuring we also had consistency in terms of co-ordination and lead.’ - Legal 500

‘I can vouch for Eversheds-Sutherland as a second-to-none dispute resolution team. Their partners and associates are committed and knowledgeable advocates for their clients. They advise their clients accurately and confidently. They achieve great results.’ - Legal 500

‘Eoin MacAodha, Pamela O’Neill and David O’Beirne (corporate and commercial) are all leading individuals in the field of dispute resolution and offer in-depth knowledge of the law combined with business common-sense and a keen sense of strategy, which allows them to offer holistic advice to their clients. Eoin MacAodha is unrivalled in his dedication to his clients’ interests and is unfailingly willing to go the extra mile.' - Legal 500

'The partners are very responsive and able to get to the bottom of a matter very quickly, providing clear, concise and brief advice' - Chambers Europe

"They adapt their advice to the client's level of legal knowledge" - Chambers Europe

" They are very pragmatic, business-focused and know what we want"- Chambers Europe

"The lawyers are clear, concise and get to the point"- Chambers Europe

‘They are commercial and listen to instruction.’ - Legal 500

‘Eversheds (Sutherland) have provided excellent support to us in agreeing out of court settlements in certain cases. They have shown a deep understanding of the interests of the competing parties and an ability to identify where an agreement may be found that is acceptable to all. Eversheds have also promoted and achieved sign-up to such settlements from all parties in an efficient manner.’ - Legal 500

‘They offer a highly organised approach to litigation. This is unique to Eversheds in my experience of other top tier firms.’ - Legal 500

'Unstinting attention to detail sets the team apart' - Legal 500

Traditionally, our Dispute Resolution and Litigation group has enjoyed the benefit of acting for a variety of clients, including UK and other foreign clients who can draw on our wealth of experience in successfully handling claims and disputes.

Recognising that disputes cause disruption to the running of a business, part of our role in providing practical advice is to minimise disruption to our clients. To attain this objective, each solicitor uses a modern case management technology facilitating an immediate assessment of each case at the outset of litigation. Clients are notified of the likely costs that may be incurred from the commencement of proceedings and are regularly updated as the matter progresses.

The group is particularly skilled in managing large and complex cases in a strategic and commercial manner. We have a high level of experience in the Commercial Court. We continue to deal with disputes in all jurisdictions in the most cost efficient manner.

We focus on resolving disputes, either by litigation, mediation or arbitration. The group’s dispute resolution capability is reflected by having two experienced CEDR accredited mediators amongst the partners.

We have a very strong property litigation and related advisory practice. We act for major Irish property companies and developers and also have considerable experience in acting for both landlords and tenants of commercial properties. We have litigated a large number of property disputes before the Commercial Court and acted in judicial review decisions of planning authorities and regulators.

We act on behalf of both domestic and international insurance companies on a range of issues from product liability to complex professional negligence claims. We offer intellectual property advisory and litigation experience in all areas of IP practice, including substantial patent, trademark, copyright, designs and trade secrets actions. We have extensive experience in advising businesses on environmental, health and safety issues and environmental disputes. Our dedicated team aims to provide effective solutions and advice in all insolvency and corporate recovery situations. We handle all types of actions under the Companies Acts, ranging from shareholder and boardroom disputes to warranty claims arising upon the transfer of a company.

Areas of expertise

Accountants and
Alternative Dispute
Debt Enforcement
including insolvency and restructuring
Financial services
Fraud & White
Collar Crime
Health &
Insurance -
IP &
Public Admin/
Real estate
Risk management
& Investigations