Lavelle Coleman’s commercial litigation practice has earned the firm a considerable reputation in all aspects of Commercial Law, in particular, in the Commercial High Court.
We recognise the commercial realities for our clients and believe in taking a commercial approach to dispute resolution. We appreciate that litigation may not always be a satisfactory option for clients and we have considerable experience in the areas of mediation and arbitration. When litigation is necessary to protect a client’s interest or advance their commercial requirements, we are pro-active and fully resource a case to achieve the best outcome. We give dedicated attention to a particular case, including on an urgent basis, where injunctive proceedings may be necessary.
We represent clients in all Court jurisdictions nationwide, as well as in alternative dispute resolution fora such as mediation and arbitration.
We recently acted for a property developer in a high profile Commercial Court case against ACC Bank plc. The High Court awarded the developer €4.8 million in damages for losses suffered as a result of ACC Bank plc losing the title deeds to certain properties. This landmark decision has created new case law in respect of a mortgagors duty of care to an equitable mortgagee.
“Lavelle Coleman’s ‘proactive’ and ‘timely’ team is known for its expertise in class action but also attracts a good line of other work from banks”. Michael Lavelle is cited as ‘a good strategic thinker’.
Lavelle Coleman’s Michael Lavelle and Ciaran Leavy are ‘particularly good’ and jointly head this five-partner practice, which is representing over 100 investors in Custom House Capital (CHC) in the High Court following a finding of financial irregularities against CHC.