Edmund Butler specialises in Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Insolvency, Arbitration, ADR, Shareholder disputes and professional negligence defence.

Edmund Butler is one of the founding members of the firm. He specialises in Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Insolvency, Arbitration, ADR, Shareholder disputes and professional negligence defence.

Edmund is author of the Irish chapter of Campbell and Campbell, Professional Liability of Lawyers. He frequently lectures at the Law Society of Ireland and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Throughout his career he has acted for some of the largest corporate entities in Ireland.

Chambers Global 2016 identify Edmund as an experienced litigator recommended for his "strong track record and expertise" in the Irish disputes market.  In Chambers Europe 2015, Edmund is described as "very knowledgeable, with a good sense of how to approach a problem. He is concise, he listens, and always gives clear and sensible advice."

The Legal 500 2015 identify the "strategic" Edmund Butler as a "formidable force". "Edmund Butler is applauded by clients for his commercial nous and responsiveness." Chambers Europe, 2014.

Edmund’s expertise covers commercial litigation, professional negligence, insolvency, defamation, insurance law, product liability and arbitration.

Experience

  • Defending solicitors, architects, engineers, accountants and other professionals on instructions from their professional indemnifiers.
  • Acting for financial institutions in claims against professionals.
  • Advising on policy and cover disputes in insurance contracts.
  • Acting as arbitrator and acting for parties to arbitrations in domestic and international arbitrations.
  • Advising lenders in large scale debt recovery, priorities, asset transfers by debtors, protective measures etc.
  • Advising borrowers in substantial and complex debt resolution and work-outs.
  • Advising shareholders in disputes.
  • Advising directors.

Contact Edmund

+ 353 1 637 1539
ebutler@lkshields.ie

More about Edmund Butler

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended by Best Lawyers in Ireland for Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation.

Best Lawyers 2018
Awards &
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Listed as a Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 2018
Awards &
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution and Insurance.

Chambers Europe 2018
Awards &
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution.

Chambers Global 2018
Awards &
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"He has significant and broad experience, and is tactically very astute".

Chambers Europe 2017
Awards &
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Recommended by Best Lawyers in Ireland for Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation.

Best Lawyers 2017
Awards &
Recommendations

"An outstanding commercial litigator who is elegant in his drafting, and someone you want alongside you in the trenches".

Chambers Global 2017
Awards &
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution and Insurance.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
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Recommended for Dispute Resolution and Insurance. Listed as a Leading Individual.

Legal 500 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

Edmund Butler is recommended for his "strong track record and expertise" in the Irish disputes market.

Chambers Global 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended by Best Lawyers in Ireland for Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation.

Best Lawyers 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

Edmund Butler is an experienced litigator who "will take the client through pre-dispute advice and recommend how to manage litigation, putting a framework in place to deal with the dispute and explain the options".

Chambers Global 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Clients consider him "very knowledgeable, with a good sense of how to approach a problem. He is concise, he listens, and always gives clear and sensible advice."

Chambers Europe 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Edmund Butler is described as a 'formidable force', he is 'strategic' and 'focused on practical solutions'.

Legal 500 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Edmund Butler is described as a 'fierce competitor'.

Chambers Global 2014
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Legal 500 2018

The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of Legal 500. Leading independent legal ranking publication Legal 500 ...

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Chambers Europe 2018

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including Dispute Resolution, M&A, banking and...

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Chambers Global 2018

The firm has again been ranked in the latest edition of Chambers Global. Leading independent legal ranking publication Chambers Global...

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Legal 500 2017

The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of Legal 500. Leading independent legal ranking publication Legal 500 ...

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Chambers Europe 2017

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including dispute resolution, M&A, banking and...

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Best Lawyers 2018 Edition

A number of our practice areas and solicitors have again been recognised in the latest edition of Best Lawyers. Our...

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Chambers Global 2017

The firm has again been highly ranked in the latest edition of Chambers Global. Leading independent legal ranking publication Chambers...

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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Alternatives to the Legal Route

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    CIARB
    1995
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    1984
  • Bachelor of Civil Law
    University College Dublin
    1980

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