Understanding the importance of a quick resolution, our team will engage with you immediately to offer pre-dispute advice which will be effective in mitigating any further potential damage to your business.  

Should a dispute then proceed, our team will lead you through this dispute, and you can take comfort knowing you have the country’s leading litigators working on your side.

Our diverse range of clients include large domestic and international corporates, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, technology companies, insurers and individuals.

We offer advice on all types of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, intellectual property and technology disputes, regulatory disputes, property disputes, environmental and energy matters and competition disputes.

While every dispute presents unique challenges, our approach is consistent: the involvement of an experienced partner to ensure the delivery of a high quality, solution-focused advice tailored to achieve our clients’ particular commercial objectives. We advise clients on choosing the method of dispute resolution most appropriate to their needs with the objective of resolving disputes quickly and effectively with as little business disruption as possible. Our lawyers have the technical skills, practical experience and significant resources to help our clients resolve disputes in a manner consistent with their commercial aims, whether through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

Focusing upon results, our services encompass pre-dispute advice through to managing complex and large scale litigation. 

Our talented team provides services in areas including the following:

· arbitration

· alternative dispute resolution

· aviation related disputes

· banking litigation

· commercial disputes

· insurance and professional indemnity disputes

· competition/antitrust dispute and investigations

· shareholder disputes

· crisis and reputation management

· corporate restructuring and insolvency

· employment and industrial relations

· environment and energy matters

· financial litigation

· intellectual property and technology licensing

· privacy and data protection

· professional negligence

· property disputes

· regulated industries disputes

· technology disputes

Experience

  • We acted in a high value international share purchase agreement dispute being administered by the ICC International Court of Arbitration with its seat in Miami.
  • We act for a large international oil company in litigation matters before the Irish Courts which include disputes concerning environmental and competition matters.
  • We acted in proceedings in the Commercial Division of the High Court involving a dispute regarding the awarding of a petroleum-sharing contract in respect of valuable North African oil fields.
  • We act for a listed global food business in respect of matters before the Irish Courts.
  • We acted in a number of successful procurement challenges against a large hospital services group heard in the Commercial Division of the High Court.
  • We acted for Motorola Limited in defence of information technology proceedings in the Commercial Division of the High Court.
  • We advise a significant Investment Manager in respect of a number of high value financial services litigation claims and, in particular, we have provided advices in relation to the Irish element of a US claim for in excess of €2 billion.
  • We act for a large number of insurers including Liberty Insurance, SMDF and a syndicate of insurers led by Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality AG in defence of professional negligence proceedings.
  • We advise a major global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products in relation to the protection and enforcement of its IP rights and act for that client in High Court proceedings.
  • We act for a number of the pillar banks and alternative lenders in both the defence and prosecution of High Court proceedings.
  • We acted in a complex and high value construction dispute involving the National Aquatic Centre.
  • We advise a range of clients in respect of insurance and re-insurance issues and have acted in a number of related arbitrations.
Head of Practice
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Jill Callanan

Partner
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

jcallanan@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1551


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Awards &
Recommendations

"LK Shields has strong business acumen and is very experienced." Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chamber Global 2024
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‘...work collaboratively with their clients to understand the situation and devise practical and intelligent strategies which achieve results.’ Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2023
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'...informed, thorough, and all communications were open and clear.' Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2023
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"The team is acutely aware of the commercial impact of various scenarios that may arise." Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Europe 2023
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"LK Shields always have a solution, even in complex cases or situations, and is always keeping me up to date." Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Global 2023
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2022
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2021
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Europe 2021
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"They keep us updated on everything that is going on and what the next steps will be, and they follow up with the other parties." Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Global 2021
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution. Praised by clients for "very personalised service" and "client-focused attitude, creativity and diligence."

Chambers Europe 2020
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'Very supportive and helpful. Available outside hours and at short notice. Extremely pleasant to deal with and appreciative of client input.' Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2020
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Europe 2019
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Global 2016
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Global 2017
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Europe 2016
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LK Shields Solicitors provides ‘sound commercial advice’.

Legal 500 2016
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Legal 500 2015
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"The team has extensive knowledge of regulations and manages cases very well, offering 24/7 availability.”

Chambers Europe 2015
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Global 2015
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"The team is efficient and very prudent about costs. You get the same quality but better client care and more competitive fees than at many other firms."

Chambers Europe 2014
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"The lawyers are very practical and know which areas to focus on."

Chambers Europe 2014
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"The team wins particular plaudits for its client-oriented ethos and proactive, responsive approach."

Chambers Europe 2013
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Recommendations

"The Dispute Resolution practice includes excellent litigator Michael Kavanagh and Jill Callanan who provides a superb level of service.”

The Legal 500 2013
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Jill Callanan

Partner

jcallanan@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1551

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Aoife Bradley

Partner

abradley@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1583

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Jennifer Clarke

Partner

jclarke@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1504

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Shane Neville

Partner

sneville@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5853

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Ciara O’Kennedy

Partner

cokennedy@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5870

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Eamon Jones

Partner

ejones@lkshields.ie
+353 1 6385854

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Clare Dowling

Partner

cdowling@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1532

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Ian Lavelle

Partner

ilavelle@lkshields.ie
+353 1 6385823

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Muireann Granville

Partner

mgranville@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1576

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