Comyn Kelleher Tobin ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA

Comyn Kelleher Tobin has been recommended as a leading legal firm in the in the following practice areas:

Healthcare and Life Sciences



The rankings noted that in the field of healthcare and life sciences, Comyn Kelleher Tobin's 'experienced' team is well known for clinical defence litigation, with particular strength in acting for public sector clients, although it also represents private insurers. In addition to complex personal injury claims, the team advises on disputes within hospitals, wardships and clinical trial arrangements. The 'well-established' Eamon Harrington leads the five-partner team in Cork, which has been active advising on high-value medical negligence claims.  In Dublin, the firm's merger with litigation specialist Jim Eustace & Co Solicitors has led to an increase in work for London-based insurers.

In Insurance, Comyn Kelleher Tobin acts in defence of insurers, particularly in personal injury cases. It has recently been involved in litigation for insurers including Munich Re and Zurich. The practice is headed by Eamon Harrington, 'an excellent strategist on complex litigation', who leads on healthcare-related matters, and Daniel McLoughlin, who specialises in employer and public liability. Others to note include Diarmuid Cunningham, an experienced employment liability practitioner, and Yvonne Joyce, who 'truly understands the healthcare/dispute resolution environment'.

Comyn Kelleher Tobin's employment practice frequently acts for the Health Service Executive in contentious matters; recent highlights in this space include successfully settling an employment injunction matter. The firm also acts for University College Cork and several private business. The practice is headed by Diarmuid Cunningham and grew significantly in 2019, with the promotion of Emily Sexton to the partnership.

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa rankings are based on the results of our research and the merits of the available evidence – law firms are ranked on merit alone.

The Legal 500 analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world, assigning rankings based on comprehensive research in over 100 jurisdictions. The listings are determined by feedback from legal practitioners as well from independent research on each law firm's deals and matters over the past financial year.

The ranking illustrates the quality and capabilities of the Comyn Kelleher Tobin legal team.