About Us

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP (CKT) is a leading Irish law firm with a team of more than 70 professionals in Cork and Dublin.

Founded in 1982, CKT’s dynamic team of lawyers have a strong reputation of providing strategic legal advice and superb service in litigation and dispute resolution, healthcare and medical law, insurance, employment, residential and commercial property, and child and family law. 

CKT is ranked in the top 25 law firms in Ireland, and currently ranked in Chambers & Partners Europe Guide 2022 and as a Leading Firm in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022. For the 9th year in a row, we have also maintained our Q9000 gold standard from the Institute of Legal Research and Standards for our risk and quality management systems. Additionally, Karen Tobin, Partner in the Family Law Team won Munster Family Lawyer of the Year Award in 2021 and again in 2022 at the Irish Law Awards, and CKT won the award for ADR Firm of the Year 2022. 

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP is a limited liability partnership regulated by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP has throughout its history sought to achieve the firm’s business objectives of providing the best legal advice to our clients, while acting as good corporate citizens in our community. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee strive to ensure that we work across the four dimensions of CSR – The Workplace, The Environment, The Community and The Marketplace.

At CKT, we believe that people working together have the power to do great things. As a team we regularly take part in fun runs, marathons, 5km and 10km walks and runs such as the Run in the Dark and Calcutta Run, coffee mornings hosted in our office and many other events to raise awareness and much needed funds for various charities. In addition, we are committed to an inclusive and equal workplace.

CKT also has members of independent human rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) and in 2020, we were a founding signatory of the Pro Bono Pledge Ireland. In 2021, we enhanced our Pro Bono policy and researched and selected organisations to work with on a Pro Bono basis.

Additionally, CKT has a long-standing partnership going back many years with University College Cork. The Comyn Kelleher Tobin Scholarship supports one postgraduate student on the LLM Childrens’ Rights and Family Law at UCC.

Working at CKT

We are always looking to recruit exceptional talent.  With offices in Cork and Dublin, our growing firm is renowned for providing high quality training in a great atmosphere, with exceptional opportunity for career development.   

Recent Articles

  • Court of Appeal Rule Witness Statements from Hospital Risk Management Inquiry Are Disclosable

    On 30 March 2023, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision, which had found that the public interest lay in favour of preserving the confidentiality of staff witness statements provided as part of a hospital’s risk management inquiry, which had been sought by the Plaintiffs as part of the Discovery process.  Yvonne Joyce,

    May 11, 2023
  • The Legal 500 recommends CKT in three competitive practice areas

    Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP has been recommended in three competitive practice areas as The Legal 500 recently published their 2023 Europe, Middle East & Africa edition. Each year, The Legal 500 team undergo thorough research on the market and we are delighted to have been identified as a leader in these competitive practice areas. The

    April 13, 2023
  • Amendments to Records under Freedom of Information Act

    In this judgment, the High Court quashes a decision of the Information Commissioner for failure to take into account material information as to why the record contained one set of information, but not other available information in refusing to amend a record. This article written by Alison Kelleher, Partner, CKT and Jamie Aspell, Paralegal, CKT

    April 7, 2023
  • Patrice O’Keeffe Joins the Ranking as a leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2023

    CKT are delighted to announce that Patrice O’Keeffe, Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP will this year join the ranking as a leading lawyer in Band 3 in Dispute Resolution – Healthcare Litigation. Patrice is a Partner in the Healthcare Department at CKT and has specialist expertise in the defence of high value complex medical negligence

    March 22, 2023