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Insurance, Ireland

We provide a full service capability to our insurance client base. Our dedicated team of legal advisers represents leading international and domestic insurers and reinsurers in all aspects of their business.

‘We have been working with Eversheds for a number of years now on various topics including a very complex construction, insurance topic. The main advantage we have seen with Eversheds is the staff consistency, that understand our organisation and how we work. Consistency to us has been key to a successful relationship.’ - Legal 500, 2022

' The size of the firm and the breath of expertise mean they are suitable for all types of claims.’ - Legal 500

‘Very knowledgeable regarding professional indemnity insurance matters, very responsive, strong support and back-up to the partner, high level of partner accessibility, clear assessment of the options available and strong recommendations of the approach most likely to result in desired outcome.’ - Legal 500

Dispute Resolution and Claims

'A practical and commercial approach is taken to resolving disputes. The team is not afraid to push boundaries and seek to resolve disputes using novel and innovative methods' - Chambers Europe

"The lawyers get back to us quickly and contact the insured very quickly, which means that the insured has peace of mind knowing the claim is being looked after" - Chambers Europe

Clients appreciate that the lawyers provide "clear guidance on what they need us to do" and "clearly outline their strategy for resolving the case." - Chambers Europe

Our professional litigation team has a wide range of experience in investigating, defending and managing all aspects of large complex insurance claims, in addition to commoditised large portfolios.

Our claims handling experience includes:

Our focus is on resolving disputes in the most effective and efficient forum, taking account all relevant factors, including legal features, commercial imperatives and cost. We have extensive alternative dispute resolution experience. Our in depth knowledge and experience in our client's business allows us to proactively manage their insurance needs and claims.

See contact details for Stephen Barry for dispute resolution and claims handling.


Our dedicated commercial and regulatory team has considerable experience in advising insurance sector clients in relation to the product, sales and operational aspects of their business.

Our experience includes advising on:

  • Portfolio transfers of insurance business
  • Acquisition and disposal of insurance undertakings
  • ‘Passporting' overseas insurance companies into Ireland
  • Authorisation of insurance companies
  • Ongoing interface with the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance
  • Insurance issues in commercial transactions
  • Product design, including drafting insurance policies (for both life and non-life)
  • Outsourcing of insurance administration
  • Captive operations
  • Unit linked products
  • Preparation for Solvency II

See contact details for Peter Fahy for non-contentious insurance.