Karyn Harty

Karyn Harty


Practice Areas


Karyn's principal area of practice is complex commercial disputes and asset recovery.  She is listed by Best Lawyers 2015 in the practice area of Financial Institutions.

Karyn has in depth knowledge of working with counsel in other jurisdictions, including civil law countries, as lead counsel, and securing orders and necessary sanctions in support of asset tracing including injunctions, the appointment of receivers and liquidators, findings of contempt of court, freezing orders and disclosure orders.  She has advised in relation to a successful application to overturn a personal bankruptcy on grounds of COMI, and in relation to the successful denial of discharge of a debtor in US bankruptcy proceedings.

Karyn is also a trusted adviser on regulatory and criminal investigations and inquiries, particularly in the financial services sector and anti-corruption law.  Karyn is well known as an e-discovery specialist and recently secured the first High Court approval for the use of Technology Assisted Review in inter party discovery.

Specialising in media law since qualifying, Karyn oversees a team of media defence specialists and is recognised as a Leading Individual in media and telecoms by Legal 500 2015.

Karyn is a CEDR accredited mediator.

Recent Directory Comments

Karyn Harty is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’.  The Legal 500, 2016 (& 2015, 2014)

Karyn Harty’s growing profile in the Irish contentious market, particularly highlighting her strength on IP disputes.  Chambers, 2016

Karyn Harty is described as "first-class - a very good operator whom I find extremely polished and effective." She is a commercial litigator with a large caseload of high-profile, contentious media cases, notably acting for publishing clients.  Chambers, 2016

"She has approaching encyclopaedic knowledge of the matters involved in her case. She is also reliable and efficient, and repeatedly demonstrates her broad skill set beyond her litigation abilities”. Appreciated by her clients as "immediately attentive, rapid in her responses and excellent in negotiations. She provides accurate, insightful advice."  Chambers Europe, 2015

Karyn Harty is ‘innovative’.  The Legal 500, 2015