Shane acts for national and international businesses in a wide variety of commercial disputes and general litigation.

Shane’s practice has a particular focus on advising insurers and defending insured businesses in professional indemnity and other financial-lines matters.  Niche areas of expertise of his include solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance regulations and partnership law.

Shane’s commercial litigation experience includes acting for technology or “big tech” companies, acting in energy/oil-industry disputes and advising regarding contractual disputes.

Experience

  • Acting on behalf of Irish and foreign professional indemnity insurers in respect of claims against solicitors, architects, surveyors and engineers.
  • Advising on design-and-build or design-and-construct insurance policies used in the construction industry.
  • Defending professionals in relation to planning disputes and planning law.
  • Advising on business-interruption insurance issues.
  • Advising on cybercrime and cyber-insurance matters.
  • Advising professional indemnity insurers in respect of policy interpretation.
  • Acting for large employers and their insurers in respect of employer-liability claims.
  • Acting for insurers in coverage arbitrations.
  • Advising healthcare professionals, including doctors and chiropractors.
  • Acting before the Commercial Court concerning a dispute regarding a multi-million-dollar oil and gas discovery in North Africa.

  • Acting on behalf of a prominent international oil company in respect of disputes with Irish customers.

  • Acting in partnership disputes and advising on partnership law.

  • Acting for clients in successful mediation of commercial disputes.

  • Acting on behalf of major waste-collection companies regarding appeals to the conditions of single-region and multi-region waste-collection permits.

  • Advising corporate recipients of requests for mutual legal assistance (MLA)


More about Shane Neville

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2023
Awards &
Recommendations

‘Shane Neville is an exceptional lawyer who leaves no stone unturned for clients when reviewing matters. You are in safe hands with Shane Neville.’ Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Chambers Europe 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2018
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Legal 500 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

He is noted by interviewees for his "pragmatic approach, drive to finalise matters on the best possible terms for clients" and litigation expertise.

Chambers Europe 2018
Awards &
Recommendations

Sources appreciate his pragmatism and solution-oriented approach: "He looks to be economical for the client and is very thorough as well".

Chambers Europe 2017
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Insurance.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
Recommendations

Clients are "very impressed with his knowledge of the changes in regulatory matters and his common-sense approach”.

Chambers Europe 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Clients say Shane Neville “is just excellent. I'm always happy to work with him”.

Chambers Europe 2014
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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland (Non-Practising).
    Law Society of Northern Ireland
    2015
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (Non-Practising).
    Law Society of England & Wales
    2010
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland.
    Law Society of Ireland
    2008
  • BA (Hons) Law and Accounting.
    University of Limerick
    2005
  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee.

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