Ciara has a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution experience advising a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors in the areas of property disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, Commercial Court litigation, licensing law and administrative law. 

Ciara specialises in property disputes and in particular has significant experience dealing with all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant law, acting on behalf of both landlords and tenants.  This specialist expertise is complemented by her in depth High Court experience in property funds litigation and general property related disputes.

She also has experience advising in relation to the post-consent phase of infrastructural projects with a focus on statutory land acquisition.

Ciara advises various owners and operators in all aspects of licensing law and in particular has experience in advising landlords in relation to the transfer of licences attaching to premises in regular landlord and tenant situations and where a liquidator/receiver or examiner has been appointed over the tenant.
She also has recent experience in advising clients in respect of Commissions of Investigation.

Ciara is a certified project manager (having been trained in the PMP Methodology) and regularly draws upon her project management expertise to assist in the co-ordination and management of large scale litigation tasks including the management of complex discoveries.

Key highlights include advising:

  • A wide range of clients such as Hudson Advisors, Irish Life Assurance Plc and McDonalds in relation to commercial landlord and tenant disputes.
  • J&E Davy and a life assurance company in relation to property funds disputes.
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland in relation to the post consent phase of major infrastructural projects.
  • Moran & Bewley’s Hotel Group in connection with the licensing aspects of the sale of its hotel portfolio to Dalata Hotel Group plc.