One of the country’s leading practices in the representation of accountants, lawyers, advisers and other professionals and their insurers in professional negligence matters


McCann FitzGerald is the adviser of choice for a range of professionals and their insurers in a wide variety of disputes. We also provide detailed and thorough advice to insurers regarding coverage issues.


We represent professionals and their insurers in a range of disciplines including construction (engineers, architects and surveyors), medical professionals, accountants, solicitors, architects, financial advisers and others. We have an intimate knowledge of their respective industries and the sectors within which these professionals operate.  That knowledge combined with our scale and long-standing history in the market means we can deliver expertise that makes a real difference for our clients and we pro-actively drive cases to conclusion.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Dispute resolution - litigation, arbitration, conciliation and mediation
  • Policy interpretation advice addressing issues such as notification, non-disclosure, coverage of types of loss, aggregation, claims co-operation, limitation, exclusions
  • Claims recovery, subrogation, contribution, avoidance, cancellation and fraudulent claims investigation/handling experience

With a number of partners who are experienced mediators and conciliators we lead the way in alternative dispute resolution.  Our investment in state-of-the-art litigation support systems enables us to manage cases efficiently and effectively.

Recent Directory Comments

Helen Kilroy remains one of the top insurance dispute lawyers in Ireland, being described as "excellent in litigation, and the best mediator in Ireland”  Chambers Europe, 2015

Enjoys an enviable reputation for advice on insurance litigation, with particular experience in policy interpretation and coverage disputes. One client adds, "The lawyers are open, to the point and have learnt how to do things differently. They also gave very positive advice."  Chambers, 2014

This leading firm is a favourite with sources, winning praise for its client-focused approach and top-quality instructions. "The team covers all our needs with a consistently top-class service. Lawyers here see the big picture and always stay on top of things."  "The firm has developed an amazing knowledge of our business and the market, and provides a personal and responsive service."  Chambers, 2013

This renowned full-service insurance practice handles a mix of regulatory and corporate advice, and insurance disputes... Clients comment that "the McCann's people understand exactly what we need in terms of advice, they're approachable and they have a quick turnaround time," adding that the lawyers "are all technically strong, proactive and commercially minded, which is hard to find."  Chambers, 2011