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

  • What Rights do Cohabitants have?

    In the recent High court decision of Z v Y, Justice Max Barrett addressed the rights of cohabitants where one party has not been living apart from their spouse for a period of four out of the previous five years as required by the legislation. This article written by Karen Tobin, Family Law Partner and

    January 18, 2023
  • New Online Safety Legislation Signed Into Law

    The Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022 “OSMR Act” has been enacted. In this article Clare Daly, Child Law Solicitor at CKT gives an overview of the Act. Online Safety The new regulatory framework for online safety will be overseen by an Online Safety Commissioner (OSC), who will create binding Online Safety Codes to

    December 19, 2022
  • Can We See The Judge’s Notes?

    A recent decision of the High Court, in which a challenge to an Inquest outcome failed, raised an interesting side point. In Cummins v Cork City Coroner, the challengers had complained that the Coroner did not disclose to the High Court his notes of the Inquest. The High Court found no criticism of the Coroner

    December 15, 2022
  • Consent Orders and Compensator’s liability for illness-related social welfare payments

    The Recovery of Benefits and Assistance Scheme (RBA) has been in operation since 2014 and applies to all compensation payments made in respect of personal injuries on or after 1 August 2014. Its purpose is to permit the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to recover the payment of certain illness-related social welfare payments

    December 8, 2022